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Lexicon :: Strong's G1248 - diakonia

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διακονία
Transliteration
diakonia (Key)
Pronunciation
dee-ak-on-ee'-ah
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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).
STRONGS NT 1248: διακονία
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:
See STRONGS NT 1248: δωροφορία
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.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Luke
10:40
Acts
1:17; 1:25; 6:1; 6:4; 11:29; 12:25; 20:24; 21:19
Romans
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
Ephesians
4:12
Colossians
4:17
1 Timothy
1:12
2 Timothy
4:5; 4:11
Hebrews
1:14
Revelation
2:19

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 distracted with [fn]all her preparations G1248; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do the serving [fn]by myself? Then tell her to help me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:17 - “For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry G1248.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:25 - to [fn]occupy this ministry G1248 and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:1 - Now [fn]at this time, as the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint developed on the part of the [fn]Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving G1248 of food.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:4 - “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the [fn]ministry G1248 of the word.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:29 - And to the extent that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [fn]relief G1248 of the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:25 - And Barnabas and Saul returned when they had fulfilled their [fn]mission G1248 to Jerusalem, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:24 - “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry G1248 which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of God’s grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:19 - After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry G1248.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:13 - But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Therefore insofar as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry G1248
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:7 - if [fn]service G1248, in the act of serving G1248; or the one who teaches, in the act of teaching;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:31 - that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service G1248 for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the [fn]saints;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:5 - And there are varieties of ministries G1248, and the same Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:15 - Now I urge you, brothers and sisters: you know the household of Stephanas, that [fn]they are the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to ministry G1248 to the [fn]saints;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:7 - But if the ministry G1248 of death, engraved in letters on stones, came [fn]with glory so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:8 - how will the ministry G1248 of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:9 - For if the ministry G1248 of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry G1248 of righteousness excel in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:1 - Therefore, since we have this ministry G1248, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:18 - Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry G1248 of reconciliation,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:3 - giving no reason for taking offense in anything, so that the ministry G1248 will not be discredited,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - begging us with much urging for the favor [fn]of participation in the [fn]support G1248 of the [fn]saints,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:1 - For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry G1248 to the [fn]saints;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:12 - For the ministry G1248 of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the [fn]saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:13 - Because of the proof given by this ministry G1248, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your [fn]contribution to them and to all,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:8 - I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve G1248 you;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:12 - for the equipping of the [fn]saints for the work of ministry G1248, for the building up of the body of Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:17 - Tell Archippus, “See to the ministry G1248 which you have received in the Lord, so that you may [fn]fulfill it.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:12 - I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service G1248,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:5 - But as for you, use self-restraint in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry G1248.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:11 - Only Luke is with me. Take along Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service G1248.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:14 - Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to provide service G1248 for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:19 - ‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith, and service G1248 and [fn]perseverance, and that your [fn]deeds of late are greater than [fn]at first.

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