1398. douleuó
Strong's Concordance
douleuó: to be a slave, to serve
Original Word: δουλεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: douleuó
Phonetic Spelling: (dool-yoo'-o)
Definition: to be a slave, to serve
Usage: I am a slave, am subject to, obey, am devoted.
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Cognate: 1398 douleúō (from 1401 /doúlos) – properly, to serve as a slave, having all personal ownership-rights assigned to the owner; (figuratively) to willingly give over the prerogative to be self-governing. See 1401 (doulos).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from doulos
to be a slave, to serve
NASB Translation
bondage (1), enslaved (3), render service (1), serve (10), served (1), serves (1), serving (4), slavery (1), slaves (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1398: δουλεύω

δουλεύω; future δουλεύσω; 1 aorist ἐδούλευσα; perfect δεδούλευκά; (δοῦλος); the Sept. for עָבַד;

1. properly, to be a slave, serve, do service: absolutely, Ephesians 6:7; 1 Timothy 6:2; τίνι Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13; Romans 9:12; said of nations in subjection to other nations, John 8:33; Acts 7:7; men are said δουλεύειν who bear the yoke of the Mosaic law, Galatians 4:25 (see δουλεία).

2. metaphorically, to obey, submit to;

a. in a good sense: absolutely, to yield obedience, Romans 7:6; τίνι, to obey one's commands and render to him the services due, Luke 15:29; God: Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; κυρίῳ and τῷ κυρίῳ, Acts 20:19; Romans 12:11 (not Rec.st, see below); Ephesians 6:7; Christ: Romans 14:18; Colossians 3:24; νόμῳ Θεοῦ, according to the context, feel myself bound to, Romans 7:25; τοῖς θεοῖς, to worship gods, Galatians 4:8; τῷ καιρῷ (Anth. 9, 441, 6), wisely adapt oneself to, Romans 12:11 Rec.st (see above), cf. Fritzsche at the passage; perform services of kindness and Christian love: ἀλλήλοις, Galatians 5:13; used of those who zealously advance the interests of anything: ὡς πατρί τέκνον σύν ἐμοί ἐδούλευσεν εἰς τό εὐαγγέλιον equivalent to ὡς πατρί τέκνον δουλεύει, ἐμοί ἐδούλευσεν καί οὕτω σύν ἐμοί ἐδούλευσεν, etc. Philippians 2:22 (Winers Grammar, 422 (393); 577 (537)).

b. in a bad sense, of those who become slaves to some base power, to yield to, give oneself up to: τῇ ἁμαρτία, Romans 6:6; νόμῳ ἁμαρτίας, Romans 7:25; ἐπιθυμίαις καί ἡδοναῖς, Titus 3:3, (Xenophon, mem. 1, 5, 5; Apology Socrates 16; Plato, Phaedrus, p. 238 e.; Polybius 17, 15, 16; Herodian, 1, 17, 22 (9, Bekker edition)); τῇ κοιλία, Romans 16:18, (γαστρί, Anthol. 11, 410, 4; Xenophon, mem. 1, 6, 8;abdomini servire, Seneca, de benef. 7, 26, 4;ventri obedire, Sall. (Cat. 1:1)); μαμωνᾷ, to devote oneself to getting wealth: Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13. τοῖς στοιχειοις τοῦ κόσμου, Galatians 4:9.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be in bondage, do service.

From doulos; to be a slave to (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary) -- be in bondage, (do) serve(-ice).

see GREEK doulos

Forms and Transliterations
δεδούλευκα δεδούλευκά δεδουλευκαμεν δεδουλεύκαμεν δούλευε δουλευει δουλεύει δουλευειν δουλεύειν δουλευετε δουλεύετε δουλευετωσαν δουλευέτωσαν δουλεύητε δουλεύοντα δουλευοντες δουλεύοντες δουλεύοντές δουλεύοντος δουλεύοντός δουλεύουσί δουλευουσιν δουλεύουσιν δουλεύσαι δουλεύσατε δουλευσάτωσάν δουλευσει δουλεύσει δουλεύσεις δουλεύσετε δουλεύσης δουλεύσητε δουλεύσομεν δουλεύσομέν δούλευσον δουλεύσουσι δουλεύσουσί δουλευσουσιν δουλεύσουσιν δουλεύσω δουλεύσωμεν δουλεύσωσι δουλευω δουλεύω δουλευων δουλεύων εδούλευον εδούλευσα εδούλευσά εδουλεύσαμεν εδούλευσαν εδούλευσάν εδούλευσας εδουλευσατε εδουλεύσατε ἐδουλεύσατε εδούλευσε εδούλευσέ εδουλευσεν εδούλευσεν ἐδούλευσεν dedouleukamen dedouleúkamen douleuei douleúei douleuein douleúein douleuete douleúete douleuetosan douleuetōsan douleuétosan douleuétōsan douleuo douleuō douleúo douleúō douleuon douleuōn douleúon douleúōn douleuontes douleúontes douleuousin douleúousin douleusei douleúsei douleusousin douleúsousin edouleusate edouleúsate edouleusen edoúleusen
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 6:24 V-PNA
GRK: δυσὶ κυρίοις δουλεύειν ἢ γὰρ
NAS: No one can serve two masters;
KJV: No man can serve two masters:
INT: two masters to serve either indeed

Matthew 6:24 V-PNA
GRK: δύνασθε θεῷ δουλεύειν καὶ μαμωνᾷ
NAS: You cannot serve God
KJV: the other. Ye cannot serve God and
INT: You are able God to serve and money

Luke 15:29 V-PIA-1S
GRK: τοσαῦτα ἔτη δουλεύω σοι καὶ
NAS: years I have been serving you and I have never
KJV: years do I serve thee,
INT: so many years I serve you and

Luke 16:13 V-PNA
GRK: δυσὶ κυρίοις δουλεύειν ἢ γὰρ
NAS: servant can serve two masters;
KJV: servant can serve two masters:
INT: two masters to serve either indeed

Luke 16:13 V-PNA
GRK: δύνασθε θεῷ δουλεύειν καὶ μαμωνᾷ
NAS: You cannot serve God
KJV: the other. Ye cannot serve God and
INT: you are able God to serve and money

John 8:33 V-RIA-1P
GRK: καὶ οὐδενὶ δεδουλεύκαμεν πώποτε πῶς
NAS: yet been enslaved to anyone;
KJV: were never in bondage to any man: how
INT: and to no one have been under bondage ever how

Acts 7:7 V-FIA-3P
GRK: ᾧ ἐὰν δουλεύσουσιν κρινῶ ἐγώ
KJV: to whom they shall be in bondage will
INT: to which if they may be in bondage will judge I

Acts 20:19 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: δουλεύων τῷ κυρίῳ
NAS: serving the Lord with all
KJV: Serving the Lord with
INT: serving the Lord

Romans 6:6 V-PNA
GRK: τοῦ μηκέτι δουλεύειν ἡμᾶς τῇ
NAS: with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
KJV: should not serve sin.
INT: that no longer be enslaved we

Romans 7:6 V-PNA
GRK: κατειχόμεθα ὥστε δουλεύειν ἡμᾶς ἐν
NAS: so that we serve in newness
KJV: that we should serve in newness
INT: we were held so that should serve we in

Romans 7:25 V-PIA-1S
GRK: μὲν νοῒ δουλεύω νόμῳ θεοῦ
NAS: with my mind am serving the law
INT: indeed mind serve law God's

Romans 9:12 V-FIA-3S
GRK: Ὁ μείζων δουλεύσει τῷ ἐλάσσονι
KJV: The elder shall serve the younger.
INT: The older will serve the younger

Romans 12:11 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: τῷ κυρίῳ δουλεύοντες
NAS: fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
KJV: fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
INT: [the] Lord serve

Romans 14:18 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: ἐν τούτῳ δουλεύων τῷ χριστῷ
NAS: For he who in this [way] serves Christ
KJV: these things serveth Christ
INT: in these things serves Christ

Romans 16:18 V-PIA-3P
GRK: Χριστῷ οὐ δουλεύουσιν ἀλλὰ τῇ
NAS: For such men are slaves, not of our Lord
KJV: For they that are such serve not our
INT: Christ not serve but the

Galatians 4:8 V-AIA-2P
GRK: εἰδότες θεὸν ἐδουλεύσατε τοῖς φύσει
NAS: God, you were slaves to those
KJV: God, ye did service unto them which by nature
INT: knowing God you were in bondage to those who by nature

Galatians 4:9 V-ANA
GRK: πάλιν ἄνωθεν δουλεύειν θέλετε
NAS: you desire to be enslaved all over
KJV: ye desire again to be in bondage?
INT: again anew to be in bondage you desire

Galatians 4:25 V-PIA-3S
GRK: νῦν Ἰερουσαλήμ δουλεύει γὰρ μετὰ
NAS: Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
KJV: now is, and is in bondage with her
INT: present Jerusalem she is in bondage indeed with

Galatians 5:13 V-PMA-2P
GRK: τῆς ἀγάπης δουλεύετε ἀλλήλοις
NAS: but through love serve one another.
KJV: by love serve one another.
INT: love serve you one another

Ephesians 6:7 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: μετ' εὐνοίας δουλεύοντες ὡς τῷ
NAS: With good will render service, as to the Lord,
KJV: good will doing service, as to the Lord,
INT: with good will doing service as to the

Philippians 2:22 V-AIA-3S
GRK: σὺν ἐμοὶ ἐδούλευσεν εἰς τὸ
NAS: of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel
KJV: with the father, he hath served with
INT: with me he served for the

Colossians 3:24 V-PIA-2P
GRK: κυρίῳ Χριστῷ δουλεύετε
NAS: It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
KJV: for ye serve the Lord
INT: Lord Christ you serve

1 Thessalonians 1:9 V-PNA
GRK: τῶν εἰδώλων δουλεύειν θεῷ ζῶντι
NAS: from idols to serve a living
KJV: from idols to serve the living and
INT: idols to serve [the] God living

1 Timothy 6:2 V-PMA-3P
GRK: ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον δουλευέτωσαν ὅτι πιστοί
NAS: they are brethren, but must serve them all the more,
KJV: rather do [them] service, because
INT: but rather let them serve [them] because believing [ones]

Titus 3:3 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: ἀπειθεῖς πλανώμενοι δουλεύοντες ἐπιθυμίαις καὶ
NAS: deceived, enslaved to various
KJV: deceived, serving divers
INT: disobedient led astray serving lusts and

Strong's Greek 1398
25 Occurrences

δεδουλεύκαμεν — 1 Occ.
δουλεύει — 1 Occ.
δουλεύειν — 8 Occ.
δουλεύετε — 2 Occ.
δουλευέτωσαν — 1 Occ.
δουλεύω — 2 Occ.
δουλεύων — 2 Occ.
δουλεύοντες — 3 Occ.
δουλεύουσιν — 1 Occ.
δουλεύσει — 1 Occ.
δουλεύσουσιν — 1 Occ.
ἐδουλεύσατε — 1 Occ.
ἐδούλευσεν — 1 Occ.

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