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Lexicon :: Strong's G1249 - diakonos

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διάκονος
Transliteration
diakonos (Key)
Pronunciation
dee-ak'-on-os
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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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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:88,152

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 31 times in 29 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:26 - οὐχ οὕτως ἔσται ἐν ὑμῖν ἀλλ᾽ ὃς ἐὰν θέλῃ ἐν ὑμῖν μέγας γενέσθαι ἔσται ὑμῶν διάκονος G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - τότε βασιλεὺς εἶπεν τοῖς διακόνοις G1249 δήσαντες αὐτοῦ πόδας καὶ χεῖρας ἐκβάλετε αὐτὸν εἰς τὸ σκότος τὸ ἐξώτερον ἐκεῖ ἔσται κλαυθμὸς καὶ βρυγμὸς τῶν ὀδόντων
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:11 - δὲ μείζων ὑμῶν ἔσται ὑμῶν διάκονος G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - καὶ καθίσας ἐφώνησεν τοὺς δώδεκα καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς εἴ τις θέλει πρῶτος εἶναι ἔσται πάντων ἔσχατος καὶ πάντων διάκονος G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:43 - οὐχ οὕτως δέ ἐστιν ἐν ὑμῖν ἀλλ᾽ ὃς ἂν θέλῃ μέγας γενέσθαι ἐν ὑμῖν ἔσται ὑμῶν διάκονος G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:5 - λέγει μήτηρ αὐτοῦ τοῖς διακόνοις G1249 τι ἂν λέγῃ ὑμῖν ποιήσατε
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:9 - ὡς δὲ ἐγεύσατο ἀρχιτρίκλινος τὸ ὕδωρ οἶνον γεγενημένον καὶ οὐκ ᾔδει πόθεν ἐστίν οἱ δὲ διάκονοι G1249 ᾔδεισαν οἱ ἠντληκότες τὸ ὕδωρ φωνεῖ τὸν νυμφίον ἀρχιτρίκλινος
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:26 - ἐὰν ἐμοί τις διακονῇ ἐμοὶ ἀκολουθείτω καὶ ὅπου εἰμὶ ἐγὼ ἐκεῖ καὶ διάκονος G1249 ἐμὸς ἔσται ἐάν τις ἐμοὶ διακονῇ τιμήσει αὐτὸν πατήρ
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός G1249 ἐστιν σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς φοβοῦ οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός G1249 ἐστιν ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:8 - λέγω γὰρ Χριστὸν διάκονον G1249 γεγενῆσθαι περιτομῆς ὑπὲρ ἀληθείας θεοῦ εἰς τὸ βεβαιῶσαι τὰς ἐπαγγελίας τῶν πατέρων
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 - συνίστημι δὲ ὑμῖν Φοίβην τὴν ἀδελφὴν ἡμῶν οὖσαν καὶ διάκονον G1249 τῆς ἐκκλησίας τῆς ἐν Κεγχρεαῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:27 - μόνῳ σοφῷ θεῷ διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας ἀμήν
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:5 - τί οὖν ἐστιν Ἀπολλῶς τί δέ ἐστιν Παῦλος διάκονοι G1249 δι᾽ ὧν ἐπιστεύσατε καὶ ἑκάστῳ ὡς κύριος ἔδωκεν
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:6 - ὃς καὶ ἱκάνωσεν ἡμᾶς διακόνους G1249 καινῆς διαθήκης οὐ γράμματος ἀλλὰ πνεύματος τὸ γὰρ γράμμα ἀποκτέννει τὸ δὲ πνεῦμα ζῳοποιεῖ
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - ἀλλ᾽ ἐν παντὶ συνίσταντες ἑαυτοὺς ὡς θεοῦ διάκονοι G1249 ἐν ὑπομονῇ πολλῇ ἐν θλίψεσιν ἐν ἀνάγκαις ἐν στενοχωρίαις
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:15 - οὐ μέγα οὖν εἰ καὶ οἱ διάκονοι G1249 αὐτοῦ μετασχηματίζονται ὡς διάκονοι G1249 δικαιοσύνης ὧν τὸ τέλος ἔσται κατὰ τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:23 - διάκονοι G1249 Χριστοῦ εἰσιν παραφρονῶν λαλῶ ὑπὲρ ἐγώ ἐν κόποις περισσοτέρως ἐν φυλακαῖς περισσοτέρως ἐν πληγαῖς ὑπερβαλλόντως ἐν θανάτοις πολλάκις
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:17 - εἰ δὲ ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος G1249 μὴ γένοιτο
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:7 - οὗ ἐγενήθην διάκονος G1249 κατὰ τὴν δωρεὰν τῆς χάριτος τοῦ θεοῦ τῆς δοθείσης μοι κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:21 - ἵνα δὲ εἰδῆτε καὶ ὑμεῖς τὰ κατ᾽ ἐμέ τί πράσσω πάντα γνωρίσει ὑμῖν Τυχικὸς ἀγαπητὸς ἀδελφὸς καὶ πιστὸς διάκονος G1249 ἐν κυρίῳ
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 - Παῦλος καὶ Τιμόθεος δοῦλοι Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ πᾶσιν τοῖς ἁγίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ τοῖς οὖσιν ἐν Φιλίπποις σὺν ἐπισκόποις καὶ διακόνοις G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:7 - καθὼς ἐμάθετε ἀπὸ Ἐπαφρᾶ τοῦ ἀγαπητοῦ συνδούλου ἡμῶν ὅς ἐστιν πιστὸς ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν διάκονος G1249 τοῦ Χριστοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:23 - εἴ γε ἐπιμένετε τῇ πίστει τεθεμελιωμένοι καὶ ἑδραῖοι καὶ μὴ μετακινούμενοι ἀπὸ τῆς ἐλπίδος τοῦ εὐαγγελίου οὗ ἠκούσατε τοῦ κηρυχθέντος ἐν πάσῃ κτίσει τῇ ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν οὗ ἐγενόμην ἐγὼ Παῦλος διάκονος G1249
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:25 - ἧς ἐγενόμην ἐγὼ διάκονος G1249 κατὰ τὴν οἰκονομίαν τοῦ θεοῦ τὴν δοθεῖσάν μοι εἰς ὑμᾶς πληρῶσαι τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - τὰ κατ᾽ ἐμὲ πάντα γνωρίσει ὑμῖν Τυχικὸς ἀγαπητὸς ἀδελφὸς καὶ πιστὸς διάκονος G1249 καὶ σύνδουλος ἐν κυρίῳ
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:2 - καὶ ἐπέμψαμεν Τιμόθεον τὸν ἀδελφὸν ἡμῶν καὶ συνεργὸν τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς τὸ στηρίξαι ὑμᾶς καὶ παρακαλέσαι ὑπὲρ τῆς πίστεως ὑμῶν
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:8 - διακόνους G1249 ὡσαύτως σεμνούς μὴ διλόγους μὴ οἴνῳ πολλῷ προσέχοντας μὴ αἰσχροκερδεῖς
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:12 - διάκονοι G1249 ἔστωσαν μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρες τέκνων καλῶς προϊστάμενοι καὶ τῶν ἰδίων οἴκων
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:6 - ταῦτα ὑποτιθέμενος τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς καλὸς ἔσῃ διάκονος G1249 Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἐντρεφόμενος τοῖς λόγοις τῆς πίστεως καὶ τῆς καλῆς διδασκαλίας παρηκολούθηκας

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