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Lexicon :: Strong's G1248 - diakonia

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diakonia (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:87,152

Strong’s Definitions

διακονία diakonía, dee-ak-on-ee'-ah; from G1249; attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate):—(ad-)minister(-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service(-ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's G1248 in the following manner: ministry (16x), ministration (6x), ministering (3x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's G1248 in the following manner: ministry (16x), ministration (6x), ministering (3x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others

  2. of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men

    1. of the office of Moses

    2. of the office of the apostles and its administration

    3. of the office of prophets, evangelists, elders etc.

  3. the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection esp. those who help meet need by either collecting or distributing of charities

  4. the office of the deacon in the church

  5. the service of those who prepare and present food

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
διακονία diakonía, dee-ak-on-ee'-ah; from G1249; attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate):—(ad-)minister(-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service(-ing).
διακονία, -ας, , (διάκονος), [from Thucydides, Plato down], service, ministering, especially of those who execute the commands of others;
1. universally: 2 Timothy 4:11; Hebrews 1:14.
2. of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men;
a. of the office of Moses: διακ. τοῦ θανάτου, concisely for the ministration by which the law is promulgated that threatens and brings death, 2 Corinthians 3:7; τῆς κατακρίσεως, the ministration by which condemnation is announced, ibid. 9.
b. of the office of the apostles and its administration: Acts 1:17, 25; Acts 20:24; Acts 21:19; Romans 11:13; 2 Corinthians 4:1; 2 Corinthians 6:3; 1 Timothy 1:12; τοῦ λόγου, Acts 6:4; τοῦ πνεύματος, the ministry whose office it is to cause men to obtain and be governed by the Holy Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:8; τῆς δικαιοσύνης, by which men are taught how they may become righteous with God, ibid. 9; τῆς καταλλαγῆς, the ministry whose work it is to induce men to embrace the offered reconciliation with God, 2 Corinthians 5:18; πρὸς τὴν ὑμῶν διακονίαν, that by preaching the gospel I might minister unto you, 2 Corinthians 11:8.
c. of the ministration or service of all who, endowed by God with powers of mind and heart peculiarly adapted to this end, endeavor zealously and laboriously to promote the cause of Christ among men, as apostles, prophets, evangelists, elders, etc.: 1 Corinthians 12:5; Ephesians 4:12; 2 Timothy 4:5. What ministry is referred to in Colossians 4:17 is not clear.
3. the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection: 1 Corinthians 16:15; Revelation 2:19, especially of those who succor need by either collecting or bestowing benefactions [Acts 12:25]; the care of the poor, the supplying or distributing of charities (Luther uses Handreichung): Acts 6:1; 2 Corinthians 9:13; διακονία εἰς τοὺς ἁγίους, 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 Corinthians 9:1; διακονία τῆς λειτουργίας, the ministration rendered through this λειτουργία, 2 Corinthians 9:12; πέμπειν εἰς διακονίαν τινί, to send a thing to one for the relief of his want [A. V. to send relief unto], Acts 11:29 (κομίζειν χρήματα πολλὰ εἰς διακονίαν τῶν χηρῶν, Acta Thomae § 56, p. 233, Tdf. edition); διακονία μου εἰς Ἰερουσαλ. "my ministration in bringing the money collected by me, a ministration intended for Jerusalem" (Fritzsche), Romans 15:31 [here L Tr marginal reading read δωροφορία... ἐν, etc.].
4. the office of deacon in the primitive church (see διάκονος, 2): Romans 12:7.
5. the service of those who prepare and present food: Luke 10:40 (as in Xenophon, oec. 7, 41).

Related entry:
δωροφορία, ας, , (δωροφόρος bringing gifts), the offering of a gift or of gifts: Romans 15:31 L Tr marginal reading cf. διακονία, 3. (Alciphr. 1, 6; Pollux 4, 47 [p. 371 Hemst. edition]; several times in ecclesiastical writings.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1:17; 1:25; 6:1; 6:4; 11:29; 12:25; 20:24; 21:19
11:13; 12:7; 15:31; 15:31
1 Corinthians
12:5; 16:15
2 Corinthians
3:7; 3:8; 4:1; 5:18; 6:3; 8:4; 9:1; 9:12; 9:13; 11:8
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
4:5; 4:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1248 matches the Greek διακονία (diakonia),
which occurs 34 times in 32 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:40 - But Martha was cumbered about much serving, G1248 and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:17 - For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. G1248
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:25 - That he may take part of this ministry G1248 and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:1 - And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. G1248
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:4 - But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry G1248 of the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:29 - Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief G1248 unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:25 - And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, G1248 and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:24 - But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, G1248 which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:19 - And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. G1248
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:13 - For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: G1248
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:7 - Or ministry, G1248 let us wait on our ministering: G1248 or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:31 - That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service G1248 which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:5 - And there are differences of administrations, G1248 but the same Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:15 - I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry G1248 of the saints,)
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:7 - But if the ministration G1248 of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:8 - How shall G1248  not the ministration G1248 of the spirit be rather glorious?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:9 - For if the ministration G1248 of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration G1248 of righteousness exceed in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:1 - Therefore seeing we have this ministry, G1248 as we have received mercy, we faint not;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:18 - And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry G1248 of reconciliation;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:3 - Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry G1248 be not blamed:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering G1248 to the saints.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:1 - For as touching the ministering G1248 to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:12 - For the administration G1248 of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:13 - Whiles by the experiment of this ministration G1248 they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:8 - I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do G1248  you service. G1248
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:12 - For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, G1248 for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:17 - And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry G1248 which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:12 - And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; G1248
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:5 - But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. G1248
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:11 - Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. G1248
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:14 - Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister G1248 for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:19 - I know thy works, and charity, and service, G1248 and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
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