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Lexicon :: Strong's G1398 - douleuō

δουλεύω
Transliteration
douleuō
Pronunciation
dü-lyü'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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 δεδούλευκά; (δοῦλος); the Sept. for עָבַד;
1. properly, to be a slave, serve, do service: absolutely, Ephesians 6:7; 1 Timothy 6:2; τίνι 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; τίνι, 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 πατρί τέκνον σύν ἐμοί ἐδούλευσεν εἰς τό εὐαγγέλιον equivalent to ὡς πατρί τέκνον δουλεύει, ἐμοί ἐδούλευσεν καί οὕτω σύν ἐμοί ἐδούλευσεν, 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 ἁμαρτία, Romans 6:6; νόμῳ ἁμαρτίας, Romans 7:25; ἐπιθυμίαις καί 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 κοιλία, 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 στοιχειοις 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 26 times in 23 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:24 - “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.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:29 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:13 - “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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:33 - “But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set free’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:7 - ‘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]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:19 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:25 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:12 - he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, “Your older son will serve your younger son.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:11 - Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:18 - If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:18 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:8 - Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - 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?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:25 - And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia,[fn] because she and her children live in slavery to the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:13 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:7 - Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:22 - But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:3 - 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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