1248. diakonia
Strong's Concordance
diakonia: service, ministry
Original Word: διακονία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: diakonia
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ak-on-ee'-ah)
Definition: service, ministry
Usage: waiting at table; in a wider sense: service, ministration.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 1248 diakoníaministry; active service, done with a willing (voluntary) attitude. See 1249 (diakonos).

For the believer, 1248 /diakonía ("ministry") specifically refers to Spirit-empowered service guided by faith (4102 /pístis, "the Lord's inbirthed persuasion").

[Observe the close connection of faith (4102 /pístis) and 1248 (diakonía) in Ac 6:1-7,21:19,20; Ro 12:3,7; 1 Cor 16:13,15; Eph 4:12,13; 1 Tim 1:12,14; 2 Tim 4:5,7.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from diakonos
service, ministry
NASB Translation
ministries (1), ministry (19), mission (1), preparations (1), relief (1), serve (1), service (7), serving (2), support (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1248: διακονία

διακονία, διακονίας, (διάκονος) (from Thucydides, Plato down), service, ministering, especially of those who execute the commands of others;

1. universally: 2 Timothy 4:11; Hebrews 1:14.

2. of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men;

a. of the office of Moses: διακονία τοῦ θανάτου, concisely for the ministration by which the law is promulgated that threatens and brings death, 2 Corinthians 3:7; τῆς κατακρίσεως, the ministration by which condemnation is announced, ibid. 9.

b. of the office of the apostles and its administration: Acts 1:17, 25; Acts 20:24; Acts 21:19; Romans 11:13; 2 Corinthians 4:1; 2 Corinthians 6:3; 1 Timothy 1:12; τοῦ λόγου, Acts 6:4; τοῦ πνεύματος, the ministry whose office it is to cause men to obtain and be governed by the Holy Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:8; τῆς δικαιοσύνης, by which men are taught how they may become righteous with God, ibid. 9; τῆς καταλλαγῆς, the ministry whose work it is to induce men to embrace the offered reconciliation with God, 2 Corinthians 5:18; πρός τήν ὑμῶν διακονίαν, that by preaching the gospel I might minister unto you, 2 Corinthians 11:8.

c. of the ministration or service of all who, endowed by God with powers of mind and heart peculiarly adapted to this end, endeavor zealously and laboriously to promote the cause of Christ among men, as apostles, prophets, evangelists, elders, etc.: 1 Corinthians 12:5; Ephesians 4:12; 2 Timothy 4:5. What ministry is referred to in Colossians 4:17 is not clear.

3. the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection: 1 Corinthians 16:15; Revelation 2:19, especially of those who succor need by either collecting or bestowing benefactions (Acts 12:25); the care of the poor, the supplying or distributing of charities (Luther uses Handreichung): Acts 6:1; 2 Corinthians 9:13; διακονία εἰς τούς ἁγίους, 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 Corinthians 9:1; διακονία τῆς λειτουργίας, the ministration rendered through this λειτουργία, 2 Corinthians 9:12; πέμπειν εἰς διακονίαν τίνι, to send a thing to one for the relief of his want (A. V. to send relief unto), Acts 11:29 (κομίζειν χρήματα πολλά εἰς διακονίαν τῶν χηρῶν, Acta Thomae § 56, p. 233, Tdf. edition); διακονία μου εἰς Ἰερουσαλήμ. my ministration in bringing the money collected by me, a ministration intended for Jerusalem (Fritzsche), Romans 15:31 (here L Tr marginal reading read δωροφορία ... ἐν, etc.).

4. the office of deacon in the primitive church (see διάκονος, 2): Romans 12:7.

5. the service of those who prepare and present food: Luke 10:40 (as in Xenophon, oec. 7, 41).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
administration, office, service.

From diakonos; attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate) -- (ad-)minister(-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service(-ing).

see GREEK diakonos

Forms and Transliterations
διακονια διακονία διακονίᾳ διακονιαν διακονίαν διακονιας διακονίας διακονιων διακονιών διακονιῶν diakonia diakonía diakoníāi diakonian diakonían diakonias diakonías diakonion diakoniôn diakoniōn diakoniō̂n
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Luke 10:40 N-AFS
GRK: περὶ πολλὴν διακονίαν ἐπιστᾶσα δὲ
NAS: with all her preparations; and she came
KJV: about much serving, and came to him,
INT: about much service having come up moreover

Acts 1:17 N-GFS
GRK: κλῆρον τῆς διακονίας ταύτης
NAS: his share in this ministry.
KJV: part of this ministry.
INT: a part the ministry of this

Acts 1:25 N-GFS
GRK: τόπον τῆς διακονίας ταύτης καὶ
NAS: this ministry and apostleship
KJV: part of this ministry and apostleship,
INT: part of the ministry this and

Acts 6:1 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ διακονίᾳ τῇ καθημερινῇ
NAS: in the daily serving [of food].
KJV: in the daily ministration.
INT: in the ministry daily

Acts 6:4 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ τῇ διακονίᾳ τοῦ λόγου
NAS: to prayer and to the ministry of the word.
KJV: and to the ministry of the word.
INT: and the ministry of the word

Acts 11:29 N-AFS
GRK: αὐτῶν εἰς διακονίαν πέμψαι τοῖς
NAS: to send [a contribution] for the relief of the brethren
KJV: to send relief unto
INT: of them for ministry to send to those

Acts 12:25 N-AFS
GRK: πληρώσαντες τὴν διακονίαν συμπαραλαβόντες Ἰωάννην
NAS: when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along
KJV: when they had fulfilled [their] ministry, and
INT: having fulfilled the mission having taken with [them] John

Acts 20:24 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ τὴν διακονίαν ἣν ἔλαβον
NAS: my course and the ministry which
KJV: and the ministry, which
INT: and the ministry which I received

Acts 21:19 N-GFS
GRK: διὰ τῆς διακονίας αὐτοῦ
NAS: the Gentiles through his ministry.
KJV: by his ministry.
INT: by the ministry of him

Romans 11:13 N-AFS
GRK: ἀπόστολος τὴν διακονίαν μου δοξάζω
NAS: of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
KJV: I magnify mine office:
INT: apostle the ministry of me I glorify

Romans 12:7 N-AFS
GRK: εἴτε διακονίαν ἐν τῇ
NAS: if service, in his serving; or
KJV: Or ministry, [let us wait] on
INT: or service in the

Romans 12:7 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ διακονίᾳ εἴτε ὁ
NAS: service, in his serving; or
KJV: [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or
INT: in the service or he that

Romans 15:31 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ διακονία μου ἡ
NAS: in Judea, and [that] my service for Jerusalem
KJV: that my service which [I have] for
INT: and the service of me which [is]

1 Corinthians 12:5 N-GFP
GRK: καὶ διαιρέσεις διακονιῶν εἰσίν καὶ
NAS: And there are varieties of ministries, and the same
KJV: differences of administrations, but
INT: and varieties of services there are but

1 Corinthians 16:15 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ εἰς διακονίαν τοῖς ἁγίοις
NAS: themselves for ministry to the saints),
KJV: to the ministry of the saints,)
INT: and for service to the saints

2 Corinthians 3:7 N-NFS
GRK: δὲ ἡ διακονία τοῦ θανάτου
NAS: But if the ministry of death,
KJV: if the ministration of death,
INT: moreover the ministry of death

2 Corinthians 3:8 N-NFS
GRK: μᾶλλον ἡ διακονία τοῦ πνεύματος
NAS: how will the ministry of the Spirit
KJV: not the ministration of the spirit
INT: rather the ministry of the Spirit

2 Corinthians 3:9 N-NFS
GRK: γὰρ τῇ διακονία τῆς κατακρίσεως
NAS: For if the ministry of condemnation
KJV: if the ministration of condemnation
INT: indeed the ministry of condemnation [be]

2 Corinthians 3:9 N-NFS
GRK: περισσεύει ἡ διακονία τῆς δικαιοσύνης
NAS: more does the ministry of righteousness
KJV: more doth the ministration of righteousness
INT: abounds the ministry of righteousness

2 Corinthians 4:1 N-AFS
GRK: ἔχοντες τὴν διακονίαν ταύτην καθὼς
NAS: this ministry, as we received mercy,
KJV: this ministry, as
INT: having the ministry this as

2 Corinthians 5:18 N-AFS
GRK: ἡμῖν τὴν διακονίαν τῆς καταλλαγῆς
NAS: and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
KJV: to us the ministry of reconciliation;
INT: to us the ministry of reconciliation

2 Corinthians 6:3 N-NFS
GRK: μωμηθῇ ἡ διακονία
NAS: so that the ministry will not be discredited,
KJV: any thing, that the ministry be not
INT: be blemished the ministry

2 Corinthians 8:4 N-GFS
GRK: κοινωνίαν τῆς διακονίας τῆς εἰς
NAS: of participation in the support of the saints,
KJV: [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering to
INT: fellowship of the service which [was] for

2 Corinthians 9:1 N-GFS
GRK: γὰρ τῆς διακονίας τῆς εἰς
NAS: this ministry to the saints;
KJV: touching the ministering to
INT: indeed the service which [is] for

2 Corinthians 9:12 N-NFS
GRK: ὅτι ἡ διακονία τῆς λειτουργίας
NAS: For the ministry of this service
KJV: For the administration of this service
INT: Because the ministry of the service

Strong's Greek 1248
34 Occurrences

διακονίᾳ — 10 Occ.
διακονίαν — 16 Occ.
διακονίας — 7 Occ.
διακονιῶν — 1 Occ.

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