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Entry for Strong's #1247 - διακονέω

Transliteration
diakonéō
Phonetics
dee-ak-on-eh'-o  
Word Origin
from (1249)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
2:81,152
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to be a servant, attendant, domestic, to serve, wait upon
    1. to minister to one, render ministering offices to
      1. to be served, ministered unto
    2. to wait at a table and offer food and drink to the guests,
      1. of women preparing food
    3. to minister i.e. supply food and necessities of life
      1. to relieve one's necessities (e.g. by collecting alms), to provide take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life
      2. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of a deacon
      3. in Christian churches to serve as deacons
    4. to minister
      1. to attend to anything, that may serve another's interests
      2. to minister a thing to one, to serve one or by supplying any thing
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (37) NAS (38) HCS (37)
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 7
John 2
Acts 2
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 3
1 Timothy 2
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 1
1 Peter 3
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 7
John 2
Acts 2
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 3
1 Timothy 2
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 1
1 Peter 3
Matthew 6
Mark 5
Luke 8
John 3
Acts 2
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 3
1 Timothy 2
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 2
1 Peter 3
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAI-1P 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-NPM 2
V-APN 2
V-APP-NSF 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3P 5
V-IAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAM-3P 1
V-PAN 2
V-PAP-GPM 1
V-PAP-NPF 1
V-PAP-NPM 2
V-PAP-NSM 4
V-PAS-3S 3
V-PPP-DSF 2
V-AAI-1P 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-NPM 2
V-APN 2
V-APP-NSF 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3P 5
V-IAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAM-3P 1
V-PAN 2
V-PAP-GPM 1
V-PAP-NPF 1
V-PAP-NPM 2
V-PAP-NSM 4
V-PAS-3S 3
V-PPP-DSF 2
V-AAI-1P 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-NPM 2
V-APN 2
V-APP-NSF 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3P 5
V-IAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAM-3P 1
V-PAN 2
V-PAP-GPM 1
V-PAP-NPF 1
V-PAP-NPM 2
V-PAP-NSM 4
V-PAS-3S 3
V-PPP-DSF 2
NA WH
V-PAPNPM 1
V-PAPNSM 2
V-AAI-1P 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-NPM 2
V-APN 2
V-APP-NSF 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3P 6
V-IAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAM-3P 1
V-PAN 3
V-PAP-GPM 1
V-PAP-NPF 1
V-PAP-NPM 2
V-PAP-NSM 4
V-PAS-3S 3
V-PPP-DSF 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διᾱκον-έω,

Ion. διηκ-, impf. ἐδιακόνουν E. Cyc. 406 (dub.), Alc. Com. 13, Nicostr.Com. 36; later διηκόνουν Matthew 4:11 : fut. -ήσω Hdt. 4.154, Pl. Grg. 521a: aor. διηκόνησα Aristid. 2.198 J.; inf. -ῆσαι Antipho 1.16: pf. δεδιακόνηκα Arched. 3.8: Med., impf. διηκονούμην Luc. Philops. 35: fut. -ήσομαι Id. DDeor. 4.4: aor. διηκονησάμην Id. Tyr. 22: Pass., fut. δεδιακονήσομαι J. AJ 18.8.7: aor. ἐδιακονήθην D. 50.2: pf. δεδιακόνημαι, v. infr. 11: (διάκονος):

I

1. minister, do service, abs., E. Ion 396, Ar. Av. 1323, POxy. 275.10 (i A.D.): c. dat. pers., [*][*][*][*] D. 10.60, etc.; δ. διηκονικὰ ἔργα Arist. Pol. 1333a8; δ. ὑποθήκαις τιν[]ς Antipho 1.17; δ. παρὰ τῷ δε[]τῃ Posidipp. 2; δ. πρὸς [] καὶ πρᾶσιν Pl. R. 371d: Med., minister to one's own needs, serve oneself, S. Ph. 287; αὑτῷ διακονεῖται Ar. Ach. 1017; διακονοῦντες καὶ διακονούμενοι ἑαυτοῖς acting as servants and serving themselves, Pl. Lg. 763a: also simply like Act., οἶνον ἡμῖν χρυσίῳ διακονούμενοι Luc. Asin. 53, cf. Lib. Or. 53.9: Pass., to be served, οὐκ ἦλθε διακονηθῆναι ἀλλὰ διακονῆσαι Matthew 20:28.

2. to be a deacon, 1 Timothy 3:10; 1 Timothy 3:13.

II c.acc.rei, render a service, τινὶ ὅ τι ἂν δεηθῇ Hdt. 4.154, cf. Pl. Plt. 290a; δ. γάμους Posidipp. 26.19: Pass., to be supplied, τῇ πόλει ἐδιακονήθησαν [αἱ πράξεις ] D. 50.2; τῶν καλῶς δεδιακονημένων Id. 51.7: c. dat. instr., ἐκπώμασι διακονείσθωσαν OGI 383.159 (i B.C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 διακονέω, διακόνῳ; imperfect διηκόνουν (as if the verb were compounded of διά and ἀκονέω, for the rarer and earlier form ἐδιακονουν, cf. Buttmann, 35 (31); Ph. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. § 86 Anm. 6; Krüger, § 28,14, 13); (future διακονήσω); 1aorist διηκόνησα (for the earlier ἐδιακόνησα); passive, present participle διακονουμενος; 1aorist infinitive διακονηθῆναι, participle διακονηθεις; (διάκονος, which see); in Greek writings from ( Sophocles), Herodotus down; to be a servant, attendant, domestic; to serve, wait upon;

1. universally: (absolutely διακονῶν, Luke 22:26); with the dative of person to minister to one; render ministering offices to: John 12:26; Acts 19:22; Philemon 1:13; passive to be served, ministered unto ( Winer s Grammar, § 39,1; (Buttmann, 188 (163))): Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45.

2. Like the Latin ministrare, to wait at table and offer food and drink to the guests, (cf. Winer's Grammar, 593 (552)): with the dative of person, Matthew 4:11; Matthew 8:15; Mark 1:13,31; Luke 4:39; Luke 12:37; Luke 17:8; absolutely διακονῶν, Luke 22:27; so also of women preparing food, Luke 10:40; John 12:2; ( Menander quoted in Athen. 6c. 46, p. 245c.; Anacreon () 4,6; others; passive διακονεῖσθαι ὑπό τίνος, Diodorus 5,28; Philo, vit. contempl. § 9).

3. to minister, i. e. supply food and the necessaries of life: with the dative of person, Matthew 25:44; Matthew 27:55; Mark 15:41; διηκόνουν αὐτοῖς ἐκ: ( Rec. ἀπό) τῶν ὑπαρχόντων αὐταῖς, Luke 8:3; to relieve one's necessities (e. g. by collecting alms): Romans 15:25; Hebrews 6:10 τραπέζαις, to provide, take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life, Acts 6:2. absolutely, those are said διακονεῖν, i. e. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of deacon (see διάκονος, 2) in the Christian churches, to serve as deacons: 1 Timothy 3:10,13; 1 Peter 4:11 (many take this last example in a general rather than an official sense).

4. with the accusative of the thing, to minister, i. e. attend to, anything, that may serve another's interests: χάρις διακονουμένῃ ὑφ' ἡμῶν, 2 Corinthians 8:19; (ἁδρότης, ibid. 20); ὅσα διηκόνησε, how many things I owe to his ministration, 2 Timothy 1:18; ἐπιστολή διακονηθεῖσα ὑφ' ἡμῶν, an epistle written, as it were, by our serving as amanuenses, 2 Corinthians 3:3. with the accusative of the thing and the dative of person, to minister a thing unto one, to serve one with or by supplying anything: 1 Peter 1:12; τί εἰς ἑαυτούς, i. e. εἰς ἀλλήλους, to one another, for mutual use, 1 Peter 4:10.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* διακονέω ,

(< δίακονος );

1. generally, to minister, serre, wait upon, especially at table, to do one a service, cure for one's needs: absol., Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45, Luke 10:40; Luke 22:26-27, John 12:2, 1 Peter 4:11; ὅσα διηκόνησεν , 2 Timothy 1:18; c. dat. pers., Matthew 4:11; Matthew 8:15; Matthew 25:44; Matthew 27:55, Mark 1:13; Mark 1:31; Mark 15:41, Luke 4:39; Luke 8:3; Luke 12:37; Luke 17:8, John 12:26, Acts 6:2; Acts 19:22, Romans 15:25, Philemon 1:13, Hebrews 6:10.

2. to serve as deacon: 1 Timothy 3:10; 1 Timothy 3:13.

3. C. acc rei, to minister, supply, supply by ministration: 1 Peter 1:12; 1 Peter 4:10; pass., 2 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 8:19-20.†

SYN.: λειτουργέω G3008, q.v. (Cremer, 179).


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In P Oxy II. 275.10 (A.D. 66) (= Selections, p. 55) a lad is apprenticed by his father — διακονοῦ (ν)τα καὶ ποιο [ ]ντα πάντα τὰ ἐπιτασσόμενα αὐτῷ, ";to serve and to do everything commanded him."; For the construction with the dat., see BGU I. 261.26 (? ii/iii A.D.) ἔγραψες Ἡρᾶτι. . ἵνα διακονέσσι (l. διακονήσει) ἱμῖν (l. ἡμῖν). The pass. is found OGIS 383.159 (middle of i/B.C.) τοῖς τε ἐκπώμασιν οἷς ἐγὼ καθειέρωσα διακονείσθωσαν.

 

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List of Word Forms
διακονει διακονεί διακονεῖ διακόνει διακονειν διακονείν διακονεῖν διακονειτωσαν διακονείτωσαν διακονη διακονή διακονῇ διακονηθεισα διακονηθείσα διακονηθεῖσα διακονηθηναι διακονηθήναι διακονηθῆναι διακονησαι διακονήσαι διακονῆσαι διακονησαντες διακονήσαντες διακονησει διακονήσει διακονουμενη διακονουμένη διακονουμένῃ διακονουντες διακονούντες διακονοῦντες διακονουντων διακονούντων διακονουσαι διακονούσαι διακονοῦσαι διακονων διακονών διακονῶν διηκονει διηκόνει διηκονησαμεν διηκονήσαμέν διηκόνησε διηκονησεν διηκόνησεν διηκονουν διηκόνουν diakone diakonē diakonei diakoneî diakonêi diakonē̂i diakónei diakonein diakoneîn diakoneitosan diakoneitōsan diakoneítosan diakoneítōsan diakonesai diakonêsai diakonēsai diakonē̂sai diakonesantes diakonēsantes diakonḗsantes diakonesei diakonēsei diakonḗsei diakonetheisa diakonetheîsa diakonētheisa diakonētheîsa diakonethenai diakonethênai diakonēthēnai diakonēthē̂nai diakonon diakonôn diakonōn diakonō̂n diakonoumene diakonoumenē diakonouménei diakonouménēi diakonountes diakonoûntes diakonounton diakonountōn diakonoúnton diakonoúntōn diakonousai diakonoûsai diekonei diekónei diēkonei diēkónei diekonesamen diekonḗsamén diēkonēsamen diēkonḗsamén diekonesen diekónesen diēkonēsen diēkónēsen diekonoun diekónoun diēkonoun diēkónoun

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