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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 - “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[fn] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:11 - “But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:43 - “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:5 - His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:9 - When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:26 - “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:8 - Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 - I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:5 - Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:6 - who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit;[fn] for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:15 - Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:23 - Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:17 - “But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:7 - of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:21 - But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 - Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops[fn] and deacons:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:7 - as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:23 - if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:25 - of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:2 - and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:8 - Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:12 - Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:6 - If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.
 
 
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