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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1247 - διακονέω

Transliteration
diakonéō
Phonetics
dee-ak-on-eh'-o
Origin
from (G1249)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
2:81,152
Definition
Thayer's
  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  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (38)
Matthew
7
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
NAS (45)
Matthew
7
Mark
5
Luke
10
John
3
Acts
2
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
3
1 Timothy
4
2 Timothy
2
Philemon
1
Hebrews
2
1 Peter
5
HCS (37)
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
BSB (37)
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
ESV (33)
Matthew
6
Mark
5
Luke
8
John
1
Acts
2
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
3
1 Timothy
2
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
2
1 Peter
2
WEB (37)
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
Verse Results
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.).

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.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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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
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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