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Lexicon :: Strong's G1399 - doulē

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doulē (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Feminine of δοῦλος (G1401)
Dictionary Aids

TDNT Reference: 2:261,182

Strong’s Definitions

δούλη doúlē, doo'-lay; feminine of G1401; a female slave (involuntarily or voluntarily):—handmaid(-en).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x

The KJV translates Strong's G1399 in the following manner: handmaiden (2x), handmaid (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x
The KJV translates Strong's G1399 in the following manner: handmaiden (2x), handmaid (1x).
  1. a female slave, bondmaid, handmaid

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δούλη doúlē, doo'-lay; feminine of G1401; a female slave (involuntarily or voluntarily):—handmaid(-en).
δοῦλος, , -ον, (derived by most from δέω, to tie, bind; by some from ΔΕΛΩ, to ensnare, capture, [(?) others besides; cf. Vanicek, p. 322]); serving, subject to: παρεστήσατε τὰ μέλη ὑμῶν δοῦλα τῇ ἀκαθαρσίᾳ, Romans 6:19. Then substantively, δούλη, a female slave, bondmaid, handmaid: τοῦ θεοῦ, τοῦ κυρίου, one who worships God and submits to him, Acts 2:18 (from Joel 2:29 (Joel 3:2)); Luke 1:38, 48. δοῦλος, Sept. for עֶבֶד;
1. a slave, bondman, man of servile condition;
a. properly: opposed to ἐλεύθερος, 1 Corinthians 7:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:11; Revelation 6:15; Revelation 13:16; Revelation 19:18; opposed to κύριος, δεσπότης, οἰκοδεσπότης, Matthew 10:24; Matthew 13:27; Luke 12:46; John 15:15; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22; Colossians 4:1; 1 Timothy 6:1; Titus 2:9, and very often.
b. metaphorically,
α. one who gives himself up wholly to another's will, 1 Corinthians 7:23; or dominion, τῆς ἁμαρτίας, John 8:34; Romans 6:17, 20; τῆς φθορᾶς, 2 Peter 2:19, (τῶν ἡδονῶν, Athen. 12, p. 531 c.; τῶν χρημάτων, Plutarch, Pelop c. 3; τοῦ πίνειν, Aelian v. h. 2, 41).
β. the δοῦλοι Χριστοῦ, τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, are those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing his cause among men: used of apostles, Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:10; Philippians 1:1; 2 Timothy 2:24; Titus 1:1; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1; of other preachers and teachers of the gospel, Colossians 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:24; Jude 1:1; of the true worshippers of Christ (who is κύριος πάντων, Acts 10:36), Ephesians 6:6. The δοῦλοι τοῦ θεοῦ, יְהוָה עַבְדֵי, are those whose agency God employs in executing his purposes: used of apostles, Acts 4:29; Acts 16:17; of Moses (Joshua 1:1), Revelation 15:3; of prophets (Jeremiah 7:25; Jeremiah 25:4), Revelation 1:1; Revelation 10:7; Revelation 11:18; of all who obey God's commands, his true worshippers, Luke 2:29; Revelation 2:20; Revelation 7:3; Revelation 19:2, 5; Revelation 22:3, 6; (Psalm 33:23 (Ps. 34:23); Psalm 68:37 (Ps. 69:37); Psalm 88:4, 21 (Ps. 89:4, 21)).
γ. δοῦλος τινος, devoted to another to the disregard of one's own interests: Matthew 20:27; Mark 10:44; strenuously laboring for another's salvation, 2 Corinthians 4:5.
2. a servant, attendant, (of a king): Matthew 18:23, 26ff. [Synonym: see διάκονος.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

88:4; 89:4; 89:21
7:25; 25:4
2:29; 3:2
10:24; 13:27; 18:23; 18:26; 20:27
1:38; 1:48; 2:29; 12:46
8:34; 15:15
2:18; 4:29; 10:36; 16:17
1:1; 6:17; 6:19; 6:20
1 Corinthians
7:21; 7:23; 12:13
2 Corinthians
1:10; 3:28
6:5; 6:6; 6:8
3:11; 3:22; 4:1; 4:12
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
2:24; 2:24
1:1; 2:9
2 Peter
1:1; 2:19
1:1; 2:20; 6:15; 7:3; 10:7; 11:18; 13:16; 15:3; 19:2; 19:5; 19:18; 22:3; 22:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1399 matches the Greek δούλη (doulē),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:38 - And Mary said, Behold the handmaid G1399 of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:48 - For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: G1399 for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:18 - And on my servants and on my handmaidens G1399 I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
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