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Lexicon :: Strong's G3008 - leitourgeō

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λειτουργέω
Transliteration
leitourgeō (Key)
Pronunciation
li-toorg-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: 4:215,526

Trench's Synonyms: xxxv. λατρεύω, λειτουργέω.

Strong’s Definitions

λειτουργέω leitourgéō, li-toorg-eh'-o; from G3011; to be a public servant, i.e. (by analogy) to perform religious or charitable functions (worship, obey, relieve):—minister.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x

The KJV translates Strong's G3008 in the following manner: minister (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x
The KJV translates Strong's G3008 in the following manner: minister (3x).
  1. to serve the state at one's own cost

    1. to assume an office which must be administered at one's own expense

    2. to discharge a public office at one's own cost

    3. to render public service to the state

  2. to do a service, perform a work

    1. of priests and Levites who were busied with the sacred rites in the tabernacle or the temple

    2. of Christians serving Christ, whether by prayer, or by instructing others concerning the way of salvation, or in some other way

    3. of those who aid others with their resources, and relieve their poverty

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
λειτουργέω leitourgéō, li-toorg-eh'-o; from G3011; to be a public servant, i.e. (by analogy) to perform religious or charitable functions (worship, obey, relieve):—minister.
STRONGS NT 3008: λειτουργέω
λειτουργέω, participle λειτουργῶν; 1 aorist infinitive λειτουργῆσαι; (from λειτουργός, which see);
1. in Attic, especially the orators, to serve the state at one's own cost; to assume an office which must be administered at one's own expense; to discharge a public office at one's own cost; to render public service to the state (cf. Melanchthon in Apology, Confessions, Augustine, p. 270f (Corpus Reformat. edition Bindseil (post Bretschn.) vol. xxvli., p. 623, and F. Francke, Conf. Luth., Part i., p. 271 note (Lipsius 1846)); Wolf, Demosthenes, Lept., p. 85ff; Böckh, Athen. Staatshaush. i., p. 480ff; Lübker, Reallex. des class. Alterth. (or Smith, Dict. of Greek and Rom. Antiq.) under the word λειτουργία).
2. universally, to do service, to perform a work; Vulg. ministro (A. V. to minister);
a. of the priests and Levites who were busied with the sacred rites in the tabernacle or the temple (so the Sept. often for שֵׁרֵת; as Numbers 18:2; Exodus 28:31, 39; Exodus 29:30; Joel 1:9, etc.; several times for עָבַד, Numbers 4:37, 39; Numbers 16:9; Numbers 18:6f; add, Sir. 4:14 (Sirach 45:15; 50:14; Judith 4:14); 1 Macc. 10:42; (Philo, vit. Moys. 3:18; cf. ὑμῖν λειτουργουσι καί αὐτοί τήν λειτουργίαν τῶν προφητῶν καί διδασκάλων (of bishops and deacons), Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, chapter 15 [ET] (cf. Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 44, 2 [ET] etc.))): Hebrews 10:11.
b. λειτουργουν τῷ κυρίῳ, of Christians serving Christ, whether, by prayer, or by instructing others concerning the way of salvation, or in some other way: Acts 13:2; cf. DeWette at the passage
c. of those who aid others with their resources, and relieve their poverty: τίνι ἐν τίνι, Romans 15:27, cf. Sir. 10:25.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Exodus
28:31; 28:39; 29:30
Numbers
4:37; 4:39; 16:9; 18:2; 18:6
Joel
1:9
Acts
13:2
Romans
15:27
Hebrews
10:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3008 matches the Greek λειτουργέω (leitourgeō),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:2 - While they were ministering G3008 to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:27 - Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister G3008 to them also in material things.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:11 - Every priest stands daily ministering G3008 and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins;

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