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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1248 - διακονία

Transliteration
diakonía
Phonetics
dee-ak-on-ee'-ah
Origin
from (G1249)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
2:87,152
Definition
Thayer's
  1. service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others
  2. of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men
    1. of the office of Moses
    2. of the office of the apostles and its administration
    3. of the office of prophets, evangelists, elders etc.
  3. the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection esp. those who help meet need by either collecting or distributing of charities
  4. the office of the deacon in the church
  5. the service of those who prepare and present food
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5288 ‑ נַעַר (nah'‑ar);  8334 ‑ שָׁרַת (shaw‑rath');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (36)
Luke
1
Acts
8
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
14
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
Revelation
1
NAS (34)
Luke
1
Acts
8
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
12
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
Revelation
1
HCS (34)
Luke
1
Acts
8
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
12
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
Revelation
1
BSB (34)
Luke
1
Acts
8
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
12
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
Revelation
1
ESV (30)
Luke
1
Acts
6
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
12
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
WEB (33)
Luke
1
Acts
8
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
12
Ephesians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
Revelation
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διᾱκον-ία, ἡ,

I

1. service, Th. 1.133 (pl.), Pl. R. 371c, etc.; οὔκ ἐστι ταῦτ' ἀρχή, ἀλλ' ἐπιμέλειά τις καὶ δ. Aeschin. 3.13.

2. attendance on a duty, ministration, D. 18.206; ἡ δ. ἡ καθημερινή, of ministering to external wants, Acts 6:1; but also ἡ δ. τοῦ λόγου ib. 4, cf. 1.17, etc.

II body of servants or attendants, Plb. 15.25.21.

III instruments of service, = διακόνημα 11, Moschio ap. Ath. 5.208b.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

διακονία , -ας ,

(< διάκονος ),

[in LXX for H5288, H8334 pi.: Ezra 6:3; Ezra 6:5 A; 1 Maccabees 11:58 *;]

the office and work of a διάκονος , service, ministry;

(a) of domestic duties (Field, Notes, 63): Luke 10:40;

(b) spec. of religious ministration, and the exercise of ministerial functions in the Church: Acts 1:17; Acts 1:25; Acts 6:1; Acts 6:4; Acts 11:29; Acts 12:25; Acts 20:24; Acts 21:19, Romans 11:13; Romans 12:7; Romans 15:31, 1 Corinthians 16:15, 2 Corinthians 4:1; 2 Corinthians 6:3; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 Corinthians 9:1; 2 Corinthians 9:13, Ephesians 4:12, Colossians 4:17, 1 Timothy 1:12, 2 Timothy 4:5; 2 Timothy 4:11, Hebrews 1:14, Revelation 2:19; δ . τ . θανάτου , 2 Corinthians 3:7; τ . πνεύματος , 2 Corinthians 3:8; τ . κατακρίσεως , τ , δικαιοσύνης , 2 Corinthians 3:9; τ . καταλλαγῆς , 2 Corinthians 5:18; τ . λειτουργίας , ib. 2 Corinthians 9:12; c. obj. gen., τὴν ὑμῶν δ ., 2 Corinthians 11:8; pl., 1 Corinthians 12:5.†

* δωροφορία , -ας , ,,

a bringing of presents: LTr., mg., for διακονία , Romans 15:31.†


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

The very interesting parallel in Plutarch for Luke 10:40, given by Field, Notes, p. 63, should not be missed. We are unable to quote the word from papyri before vi/A.D. : like διάκονος itself and the verb, it seems to have been somewhat literary except in an almost technical use, which brought it into common speech.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
διακονια διακονία διακονίᾳ διακονιαν διακονίαν διακονιας διακονίας διακονιων διακονιών διακονιῶν diakonia diakonía diakoníāi diakonian diakonían diakonias diakonías diakonion diakoniôn diakoniōn diakoniō̂n
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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