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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Service, Serving

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1: διακονία
(Strong's #1248 — Noun Feminine — diakonia — dee-ak-on-ee'-ah )

is rendered "service" in Romans 15:31 , AV; "serving" in Luke 10:40 . See MINISTRY , A, No. 1.

2: λειτουργία
(Strong's #3009 — Noun Feminine — leitourgia — li-toorg-ee'-ah )

is rendered "service" in 2 Corinthians 9:12; Philippians 2:17,30 . See MINISTRY , A, No. 2.

3: λατρεία
(Strong's #2999 — Noun Feminine — latreia — lat-ri'-ah )

akin to latreuo (see No. 3, above), primarily "hired service," is used (a) of the "service" of God in connection with the tabernacle, Romans 9:4; Hebrews 9:1 , "Divine service;" Hebrews 9:6 , plural, RV, "services" (AV, "service," and, in italics, "of God"); (b) of the intelligent "service" of believers in presenting their bodies to God, a living sacrifice, Romans 12:1 , RV marg., "worship;" (c) of imagined "service" to God by persecutors of Christ's followers, John 16:2 .

Note: For "soldier on service," 2 Timothy 2:3 , RV, see SOLDIER , B.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Service, Serving'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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