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Lexicon :: Strong's G1398 - douleuō

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δουλεύω
Transliteration
douleuō
Pronunciation
dü-lyü'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
26x in 14 unique form(s)
TR
25x in 13 unique form(s)
LXX
125x in 36 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:261,182

Strong’s Definitions

δουλεύω douleúō, dool-yoo'-o; from G1401; to be a slave to (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary):—be in bondage, (do) serve(-ice).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's G1398 in the following manner: serve (18x), be in bondage (4x), do service (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's G1398 in the following manner: serve (18x), be in bondage (4x), do service (3x).
  1. to be a slave, serve, do service

    1. of a nation in subjection to other nations

  2. metaph. to obey, submit to

    1. in a good sense, to yield obedience

    2. in a bad sense, of those who become slaves to some base power, to yield to, give one's self up to

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δουλεύω douleúō, dool-yoo'-o; from G1401; to be a slave to (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary):—be in bondage, (do) serve(-ice).
STRONGS NT 1398: δουλεύω
δουλεύω; future δουλεύσω; 1 aorist ἐδούλευσα; perfect δεδούλευκα; (δοῦλος); Sept. for עָבַד;
1. properly, to be a slave, serve, do service: absolutely, Ephesians 6:7; 1 Timothy 6:2; τινί Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13; Romans 9:12; said of nations in subjection to other nations, John 8:33; Acts 7:7; men are said δουλεύειν who bear the yoke of the Mosaic law, Galatians 4:25 (see δουλεία).
2. metaphorically, to obey, submit to;
a. in a good sense: absolutely, to yield obedience, Romans 7:6; τινί, to obey one's commands and render to him the services due, Luke 15:29; God: Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; κυρίῳ and τῷ κυρίῳ, Acts 20:19; Romans 12:11 (not Rec.st, see below); Ephesians 6:7; Christ: Romans 14:18; Colossians 3:24; νόμῳ θεοῦ, according to the context, feel myself bound to, Romans 7:25; τοῖς θεοῖς, to worship gods, Galatians 4:8; τῷ καιρῷ (Anth. 9, 441, 6), wisely adapt oneself to, Romans 12:11 Rec.st (see above), cf. Fritzsche at the passage; perform services of kindness and Christian love: ἀλλήλοις, Galatians 5:13; used of those who zealously advance the interests of anything: ὡς πατρὶ τέκνον σὺν ἐμοὶ ἐδούλευσεν εἰς τὸ εὐαγγέλιον equivalent to ὡς πατρὶ τέκνον δουλεύει, ἐμοὶ ἐδούλευσεν καὶ οὕτω σὺν ἐμοὶ ἐδούλ., etc. Philippians 2:22 [Winers Grammar, 422 (393); 577 (537)].
b. in a bad sense, of those who become slaves to some base power, to yield to, give oneself up to: τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ, Romans 6:6; νόμῳ ἁμαρτίας, Romans 7:25; ἐπιθυμίαις κ. ἡδοναῖς, Titus 3:3, (Xenophon, mem. 1, 5, 5; Apology Socrates 16; Plato, Phaedrus, p. 238 e.; Polybius 17, 15, 16; Herodian, 1, 17, 22 [9, Bekker edition]); τῇ κοιλίᾳ, Romans 16:18, (γαστρί, Anthol. 11, 410, 4; Xenophon, mem. 1, 6, 8; abdomini servire, Seneca, de benef. 7, 26, 4; ventri obedire, Sall. [Cat. 1:1]); μαμωνᾷ, to devote oneself to getting wealth: Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13. τοῖς στοιχείοις τοῦ κόσμου, Galatians 4:9.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
6:24; 6:24; 6:24
Luke
15:29; 16:13; 16:13; 16:13
John
8:33
Acts
7:7; 20:19
Romans
6:6; 7:6; 7:25; 7:25; 9:12; 12:11; 12:11; 14:18; 16:18
Galatians
4:8; 4:9; 4:25; 5:13
Ephesians
6:7; 6:7
Philippians
2:22
Colossians
3:24
1 Thessalonians
1:9
1 Timothy
6:2
Titus
3:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1398 matches the Greek δουλεύω (douleuō),
which occurs 27 times in 23 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:24 - “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:29 - “So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:13 - “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:33 - They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:7 - ‘And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will judge,’[fn] said God, ‘and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:19 - “serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:6 - knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:6 - But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:25 - I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:12 - it was said to her, “The older shall serve the younger.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:11 - not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:18 - For he who serves Christ in these things[fn] is acceptable to God and approved by men.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:18 - For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus[fn] Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:8 - But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:25 - for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children—
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:13 - For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:7 - with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:22 - But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[fn] you serve the Lord Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:2 - And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:3 - For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
 
 
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