3009. leitourgia
Strong's Concordance
leitourgia: a service, a ministry
Original Word: λειτουργία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: leitourgia
Phonetic Spelling: (li-toorg-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: a charitable gift, public service
Definition: a charitable gift, public service in the widest sense; service as of priest or Levite ritual.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 3009 leitourgía(a feminine noun derived from 3011 /leitourgós, "an official servant," "sacred ministering") – properly, official (technical) service offered by a duly authorized minister; used of believers ministering to the Lord as His duly-commissioned priests – a sacred ministering that always serves (impacts) those who witness it.

3009 /leitourgía ("sacred ministry to the Lord") is the root of the English term "liturgy" and used metaphorically in the NT of the liturgy of life, i.e. when the believer lives in faith ("the Lord's inwrought persuasions," 4102 /pístis).

[Originally, 3009 (leitourgía) was service done by someone in an honorary religious or civic office, leaving a significant impact on the community. 3009 /leitourgía ("sacred ministry, service") later focuses on priestly, Levitical ministration.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from leitourgeó
Definition
a service, a ministry
NASB Translation
ministry (2), priestly service (1), service (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3009: λειτουργία

λειτουργία, λειτουργίας, (from λειτουργέω, which see);

1. properly, a public office which a citizen undertakes to administer at his own expense: Plato, legg. 12, p. 949 c.; Lysias, p. 163, 22; Isocrates, p. 391 d.; Theophrastus, Char. 20 (23), 5; 23 (29), 4, and others.

2. universally, any service: of military service, Polybius; Diodorus 1, 63. 73; of the service of workmen,

c. 21; of that done to nature in the cohabitation of man and wife, Aristotle, oec. 1, 3, p. 1343b, 20.

3. in Biblical Greek a. the service or ministry of the priests relative to the prayers and sacrifices offered to God: Luke 1:23; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:21, (for עֲבודָה, Numbers 8:22; Numbers 16:9; Numbers 18:4; 2 Chronicles 31:2; Diodorus 1, 21; Josephus; (Philo de caritat. § 1 under the end; others; see Sophocles Lex. under the word)); hence, the phrase in Philippians 2:17, explained under the word θυσία, b. at the end ((cf. Lightfoot on Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 44 [ET])).

b. a gift or benefaction, for the relief of the needy (see λειτουργέω, 2 c.): 2 Corinthians 9:12; Philippians 2:30.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
ministry, service.

From leitourgeo; public function (as priest ("liturgy") or almsgiver) -- ministration(-try), service.

see GREEK leitourgeo

Forms and Transliterations
λειτουργια λειτουργία λειτουργίᾳ λειτουργίαν λειτουργιας λειτουργίας λειτουργιών leitourgia leitourgíāi leitourgias leitourgías
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Strong's Greek 3009
6 Occurrences


λειτουργίᾳ — 1 Occ.
λειτουργίας — 5 Occ.

Luke 1:23 N-GFS
GRK: ἡμέραι τῆς λειτουργίας αὐτοῦ ἀπῆλθεν
NAS: the days of his priestly service were ended,
KJV: of his ministration were accomplished,
INT: days the service of his he departed

2 Corinthians 9:12 N-GFS
GRK: διακονία τῆς λειτουργίας ταύτης οὐ
NAS: of this service is not only
KJV: of this service not
INT: ministry of the service this not

Philippians 2:17 N-DFS
GRK: θυσίᾳ καὶ λειτουργίᾳ τῆς πίστεως
NAS: upon the sacrifice and service of your faith,
KJV: and service of your
INT: sacrifice and ministry of the faith

Philippians 2:30 N-GFS
GRK: πρός με λειτουργίας
NAS: what was deficient in your service to me.
KJV: your lack of service toward me.
INT: toward me service

Hebrews 8:6 N-GFS
GRK: διαφορωτέρας τέτυχεν λειτουργίας ὅσῳ καὶ
NAS: a more excellent ministry, by as much
KJV: a more excellent ministry, by how much
INT: a more excellent he has obtained ministry by so much as also

Hebrews 9:21 N-GFS
GRK: σκεύη τῆς λειτουργίας τῷ αἵματι
NAS: the vessels of the ministry with the blood.
KJV: all the vessels of the ministry.
INT: vessels of the ministry with blood

6 Occurrences

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