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Lexicon :: Strong's G1247 - diakoneō

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διακονέω
Transliteration
diakoneō (Key)
Pronunciation
dee-ak-on-eh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:81,152

Strong’s Definitions

διακονέω diakonéō, dee-ak-on-eh'-o; from G1249; to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend, or (figuratively) teacher); technically, to act as a Christian deacon:—(ad-)minister (unto), serve, use the office of a deacon.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's G1247 in the following manner: minister unto (15x), serve (10x), minister (7x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's G1247 in the following manner: minister unto (15x), serve (10x), minister (7x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to be a servant, attendant, domestic, to serve, wait upon

    1. to minister to one, render ministering offices to

      1. to be served, ministered unto

    2. to wait at a table and offer food and drink to the guests,

      1. of women preparing food

    3. to minister i.e. supply food and necessities of life

      1. to relieve one's necessities (e.g. by collecting alms), to provide take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life

      2. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of a deacon

      3. in Christian churches to serve as deacons

    4. to minister

      1. to attend to anything, that may serve another's interests

      2. to minister a thing to one, to serve one or by supplying any thing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
διακονέω diakonéō, dee-ak-on-eh'-o; from G1249; to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend, or (figuratively) teacher); technically, to act as a Christian deacon:—(ad-)minister (unto), serve, use the office of a deacon.
STRONGS NT 1247: διακονέω
διακονέω, -ῶ; imperfect διηκόνουν (as if the verb were compounded of διά and ἀκονέω, for the rarer and earlier form ἐδιακόνουν, cf. Buttmann, 35 (31); Ph. Bttm. Ausf. Spr. § 86 Anm. 6; Krüger, § 28, 14, 13); [future διακονήσω]; 1 aorist διηκόνησα (for the earlier ἐδιακόνησα); passive, present participle διακονούμενος; 1 aorist infinitive διακονηθῆναι, participle διακονηθείς; (διάκονος, which see); in Greek writings from [Sophocles], Herodotus down; to be a servant, attendant, domestic; to serve, wait upon;
1. universally: [absolutely διακονῶν, Luke 22:26]; with the dative of person to minister to one; render ministering offices to: John 12:26; Acts 19:22; Philemon 1:13; passive to be served, ministered unto (Winers Grammar, § 39, 1; [Buttmann, 188 (163)]): Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45.
2. Like the Latin ministrare, to wait at table and offer food and drink to the guests, [cf. Winer's Grammar, 593 (552)]: with the dative of person, Matthew 4:11; Matthew 8:15; Mark 1:13, 31; Luke 4:39; Luke 12:37; Luke 17:8; absolutely διακονῶν, Luke 22:27; so also of women preparing food, Luke 10:40; John 12:2; (Menander quoted in Athen. 6 c. 46, p. 245 c.; Anacreon 4, 6; others; passive διακονεῖσθαι ὑπό τινος, Diodorus 5, 28; Philo, vit. contempl. § 9).
3. to minister, i. e. supply food and the necessaries of life: with the dative of person, Matthew 25:44; Matthew 27:55; Mark 15:41; διηκόνουν αὐτοῖς ἐκ (Rec. ἀπὸ) τῶν ὑπαρχόντων αὐταῖς, Luke 8:3; to relieve one's necessities (e. g. by collecting alms): Romans 15:25; Hebrews 6:10 τραπέζαις, to provide, take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life, Acts 6:2. absolutely, those are said διακονεῖν, i. e. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of deacon (see διάκονος, 2) in the Christian churches, to serve as deacons: 1 Timothy 3:10, 13; 1 Peter 4:11 [many take this last example in a general rather than an official sense].
4. with the accusative of the thing, to minister, i. e. attend to, anything, that may serve another's interests: χάρις διακονουμένη ὑφ’ ἡμῶν, 2 Corinthians 8:19; [ἁδροτής, ibid. 20]; ὅσα διηκόνησε, how many things I owe to his ministration, 2 Timothy 1:18; ἐπιστολὴ διακονηθεῖσα ὑφ’ ἡμῶν, an epistle written, as it were, by our serving as amanuenses, 2 Corinthians 3:3. with the accusative of the thing and the dative of person, to minister a thing unto one, to serve one with or by supplying anything: 1 Peter 1:12; τὶ εἰς ἑαυτούς, i. e. εἰς ἀλλήλους, to one another, for mutual use, 1 Peter 4:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
4:11; 8:15; 20:28; 25:44; 27:55
Mark
1:13; 1:31; 10:45; 15:41
Luke
4:39; 8:3; 10:40; 12:37; 17:8; 22:26; 22:27
John
12:2; 12:26
Acts
6:2; 19:22
Romans
15:25
2 Corinthians
3:3; 8:19
1 Timothy
3:10; 3:13
2 Timothy
1:18
Philemon
1:13
Hebrews
6:10
1 Peter
1:12; 4:10; 4:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1247 matches the Greek διακονέω (diakoneō),
which occurs 37 times in 32 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:11 - Then the devil *left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister G1247 to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:15 - He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and [fn]waited G1247 on Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:28 - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, G1247 but to serve, G1247 and to give His [fn]life a ransom for many.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [fn]take G1247 care G1247 of You?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:55 - Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while [fn]ministering G1247 to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:13 - And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering G1247 to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:31 - And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she [fn]waited G1247 on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:45 - “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, G1247 but to serve, G1247 and to give His [fn]life a ransom for many.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:41 - When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and [fn]minister G1247 to Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:39 - And standing over her, He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she immediately got up and [fn]waited G1247 on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:3 - and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing G1247 to their support G1247 out of their private means.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:40 - But Martha was distracted with [fn]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do G1247 all the serving G1247 alone? Then tell her to help me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:37 - “Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait G1247 on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:8 - “But will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, and properly [fn]clothe yourself and serve G1247 me while I eat and drink; and [fn]afterward you [fn]may eat and drink’?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:26 - “But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant. G1247
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:27 - “For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? G1247 Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves. G1247
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:2 - So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; G1247 but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:26 - “If anyone [fn]serves G1247 Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone [fn]serves G1247 Me, the Father will honor him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:2 - So the twelve summoned the [fn]congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve G1247 tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:22 - And having sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered G1247 to him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in [fn]Asia for a while.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:25 - but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving G1247 the [fn]saints.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:3 - being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, [fn]cared G1247 for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of [fn]human hearts.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:19 - and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered G1247 by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:20 - [fn]taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration G1247 of this generous gift;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:10 - These men must also first be tested; then let them serve G1247 as deacons G1247 if they are beyond reproach.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:13 - For those who have served G1247 well as deacons G1247 obtain for themselves a [fn]high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:18 - the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord on that day—and you know very well what services G1247 he rendered G1247 at Ephesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister G1247 to me in my [fn]imprisonment for the gospel;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:10 - For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered G1247 and in still ministering G1247 to the [fn]saints.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:12 - It was revealed to them that they were not serving G1247 themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to [fn]look.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:10 - As each one has received a special gift, employ G1247 it in serving G1247 one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:11 - Whoever speaks, is to do so [fn]as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves G1247 is to do so as one who is serving G1247 [fn]by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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