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Lexicon :: Strong's G1249 - diakonos

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διάκονος
Transliteration
diakonos
Pronunciation
dē-ä'-ko-nos (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from an obsolete diako (to run on errands, cf διώκω (G1377))
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Strong’s Definitions

διάκονος diákonos, dee-ak'-on-os; probably from an obsolete διάκω diákō (to run on errands; compare G1377); an attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially, a Christian teacher and pastor (technically, a deacon or deaconess):—deacon, minister, servant.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's G1249 in the following manner: minister (20x), servant (8x), deacon (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's G1249 in the following manner: minister (20x), servant (8x), deacon (3x).
  1. one who executes the commands of another, esp. of a master, a servant, attendant, minister

    1. the servant of a king

    2. a deacon, one who, by virtue of the office assigned to him by the church, cares for the poor and has charge of and distributes the money collected for their use

    3. a waiter, one who serves food and drink

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
διάκονος diákonos, dee-ak'-on-os; probably from an obsolete διάκω diákō (to run on errands; compare G1377); an attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially, a Christian teacher and pastor (technically, a deacon or deaconess):—deacon, minister, servant.
STRONGS NT 1249: διάκονος
διάκονος, διακονου, , , (of uncertain origin, but by no means, as was formerly thought, compounded of διά and κόνις, so as to mean, properly, 'raising dust by hastening'; cf. ἐγκονεῖν; for α in the preposition διά is short, in διάκονος, long. Buttmann Lexil. i., p. 218ff [English translation, p. 231f] thinks it is derived from the obsolete διάκω equivalent to διήκω [allied with διώκω; cf. Vanicek, p. 363]); one who executes the commands of another, especially of a master; a servant, attendant, minister;
1. universally: of the servant of a king, Matthew 22:13; with the genitive of the person served, Matthew 20:26; Matthew 23:11; Mark 9:35; Mark 10:43, (in which passage it is used figuratively of those who advance others' interests even at the sacrifice of their own); τῆς ἐκκλησίας, of one who does what promotes the welfare and prosperity of the church, Colossians 1:25; διάκονοι τοῦ θεοῦ, those through whom God carries on his administration on earth, as magistrates, Romans 13:4; teachers of the Christian religion, 1 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 3:2 R T Tr WH text L marginal reading; the same are called διάκονοι (τοῦ) Χριστοῦ, 2 Corinthians 11:23; Colossians 1:7; 1 Timothy 4:6; ἐν κυρίῳ, in the cause of the Lord, Colossians 4:7; [Ephesians 6:21]; διάκ. μου, my follower, John 12:26; τοῦ Σατανᾶ, whom Satan uses as a servant, 2 Corinthians 11:15; [ἁμαρτίας, Galatians 2:17]; διάκ. περιτομῆς (abstract for concrete), of Christ, who labored for the salvation of the circumcised, i. e. the Jews, Romans 15:8; with the genitive of the thing to which service is rendered, i. e. to which one is devoted: καινῆς διαθήκης, 2 Corinthians 3:6; τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, Ephesians 3:7; Colossians 1:23; δικαιοσύνης, 2 Corinthians 11:15.
2. a deacon, one who, by virtue of the office assigned him by the church, cares for the poor and has charge of and distributes the money collected for their use [cf. BB. DD., Dictionary of Christian Antiquities, Schaff-Herzog under the word Deacon; Bp. Lightfoot's Commentary on Philippians, dissert. i. § i.; Julius Mϋller, Dogmatische Abhandlungen, p. 560ff]: Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8, 12, cf. Acts 6:3ff; διάκονος, a deaconess (ministra, Pliny, epistles 10, 97), a woman to whom the care of either poor or sick women was entrusted, Romans 16:1 [cf. Dictionaries as above, under the word Deaconess; Lightfoot as above, p. 191; B. D. under the word Phœbe].
3. a waiter, one who serves food and drink: John 2:5, 9, as in Xenophon, mem. 1, 5, 2; Hier. 3, 11 (4, 2); Polybius 31, 4, 5; Lucian, de merced. cond. § 26; Athen. 7, p. 291 a.; 10, 420 e.; see διακονέω, 2 and -νία, 5; [also Wetstein on Matthew 4:11].
[Synonyms: διάκονος, δοῦλος, θεράπων, ὑπηρέτης: "διάκονος represents the servant in his activity for the work; not in his relation, either servile, as that of the δοῦλος, or more voluntary, as in the case of the θεράπων, to a person" Trench; [yet cf. e. g. Romans 13:4; 2 Corinthians 6:4, etc.]. δοῦλος opposed to ἑλεύθερος, and correlate to δεσπότης or κύριος, denotes a bondman, one who sustains a permanent servile relation to another. θεράπων is the voluntary performer of services, whether as a freeman or a slave; it is a nobler, tenderer word than δοῦλος. ὑπηρ. according to its etymology suggests subordination. Cf. Trench § 9; B. D. under the word Minister; Meyer on Ephesians 3:7; Schmidt ch. 164.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
4:11; 20:26; 22:13; 23:11
Mark
9:35; 10:43
John
2:5; 2:9; 12:26
Acts
6:3
Romans
13:4; 13:4; 15:8; 16:1
1 Corinthians
3:5
2 Corinthians
3:6; 6:4; 6:4; 11:15; 11:15; 11:23
Galatians
2:17
Ephesians
3:7; 3:7; 6:21
Philippians
1:1
Colossians
1:7; 1:23; 1:25; 4:7
1 Thessalonians
3:2
1 Timothy
3:8; 3:12; 4:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1249 matches the Greek διάκονος (diakonos),
which occurs 30 times in 28 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:26 - But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - Then said the king to the servants, G1249 Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:11 - But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant G1249 of all.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:43 - But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:5 - His mother saith unto the servants, G1249 Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:9 - When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants G1249 which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:26 - If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant G1249 be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - For he is the minister G1249 of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister G1249 of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:8 - Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister G1249 of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 - I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant G1249 of the church which is at Cenchrea:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:5 - Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers G1249 by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:6 - Who also hath made us able ministers G1249 of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers G1249 of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:15 - Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers G1249 also be transformed as the ministers G1249 of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:23 - Are they ministers G1249 of Christ? (I speak as a fool ) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:17 - But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister G1249 of sin? God forbid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:7 - Whereof I was made a minister, G1249 according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:21 - But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister G1249 in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 - Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:7 - As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister G1249 of Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:23 - If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:25 - Whereof I am made a minister, G1249 according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister G1249 and fellowservant in the Lord:
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:2 - And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister G1249 of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:8 - Likewise must the deacons G1249 be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:12 - Let the deacons G1249 be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:6 - If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister G1249 of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
 
 
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