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Lexicon :: Strong's G1249 - diakonos

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διάκονος
Transliteration
diakonos (Key)
Pronunciation
de-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 29 times in 27 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:26 - It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:11 - The greatest among you shall be your servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:43 - But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:5 - His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:9 - When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though 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, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:8 - For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 - I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant[fn] of the church at Cenchreae,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:5 - What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:6 - who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:15 - So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:23 - Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:17 - But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not!
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:7 - Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:21 - So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 - Paul and Timothy, servants[fn] of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers[fn] and deacons:[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:7 - just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant.[fn] He is a faithful minister of Christ on your[fn] behalf
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:23 - if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation[fn] under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:25 - of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant[fn] in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:8 - Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,[fn] not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:12 - Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:6 - If you put these things before the brothers,[fn] you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed.
 
 
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