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Lexicon :: Strong's G1398 - douleuō

δουλεύω
Transliteration
douleuō
Pronunciation
dü-lyü'-ō (Key)
Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:261,182

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's G1398 in the following manner: serve (18x), be in bondage (4x), do service (3x).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  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).
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Strong's Number G1398 matches the Greek δουλεύω (douleuō),
which occurs 26 times in 23 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

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“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

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but he replied, ‘All these years I’ve slaved for you and never once refused to do a single thing you told me to. And in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends.

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“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

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“But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set free’?”

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‘But I will punish the nation that enslaves them,’ God said, ‘and in the end they will come out and worship me here in this place.’[fn]

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I have done the Lord’s work humbly and with many tears. I have endured the trials that came to me from the plots of the Jews.

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We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.

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But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.

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Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.

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he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, “Your older son will serve your younger son.”[fn]

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Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.[fn]

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If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.

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Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.

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Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist.

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So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles of this world?

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And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia,[fn] because she and her children live in slavery to the law.

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For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

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Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

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But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News.

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Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.[fn]

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for they keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God.

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If the masters are believers, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. Those slaves should work all the harder because their efforts are helping other believers[fn] who are well loved. Teach these things, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.

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Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other.
 
 
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