oikonomia: stewardship, administrationOriginal Word: οἰκονομία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (oy-kon-om-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: stewardship
Definition: management of household affairs, stewardship, administration.
3622 oikonomía (from 3621 /oikonoméō, "a steward, managing a household") – properly, a stewardship, management (administration), i.e. where a person looks after another's affairs (resources).
[A "dispensation" can also refer to a special period of time (management). But this is a secondary (not primary) meaning of 3622 (oikonomía).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
administration (3), management (3), stewardship (3).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3622: οἰκονομία
οἰκονομία, οἰκονομίας, ἡ (οἰκονομέω), from Xenophon, and Plato down, "the management of a household or of household affairs; specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of others' property; the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship": Luke 16:2-4; hence, the word is transferred by Paul in a theocratic sense to the office (duty) intrusted to him by God (the lord and master) of proclaiming to men the blessings of the gospel, 1 Corinthians 9:17; ἡ, οἰκονομία τοῦ Θεοῦ, the office of administrator (stewardship) intrusted by God, Colossians 1:25. universally, administration, dispensation, which in a theocratic sense is ascribed to God himself as providing for man's salvation: αἵτινες ... ἡ οἰκονομίαν Θεοῦ τήν ἐν πίστει, which furnish matter for disputes rather than the (knowledge of the) dispensation of the things by which God has provided for and prepared salvation, which salvation must be embraced by faith, 1 Timothy 1:4 L T Tr WH; ἥν προέθετο ... καιρῶν, which good will he purposed to show with a view to (that) dispensation (of his) by which the times (namely, of infancy and immaturity cf. Galatians 4:1-4) were to be fulfilled, Ephesians 1:9f; ἡ οἰκονομία τῆς χάριτος τοῦ Θεοῦ τῆς δοθείσης μοι, that dispensation (or arrangement) by which the grace of God was granted me, Ephesians 3:2; ἡ οἰκονομία τοῦ μυστηρίου, the dispensation by which he carried out his secret purpose, Ephesians 3:9 G L T Tr WH.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancedispensation, stewardship.
From oikonomos; administration (of a household or estate); specially, a (religious) "economy" -- dispensation, stewardship.
see GREEK oikonomos
Forms and Transliterationsοικονομια οἰκονομία οικονομιαν οικονομίαν οἰκονομίαν οικονομιας οικονομίας οἰκονομίας oikonomia oikonomía oikonomian oikonomían oikonomias oikonomías
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3622
οἰκονομία — 1 Occ.
οἰκονομίαν — 6 Occ.
οἰκονομίας — 2 Occ.
Luke 16:2 N-GFS
GRK: λόγον τῆς οἰκονομίας σου οὐ
NAS: an accounting of your management, for you can
KJV: of thy stewardship; for
INT: account of the stewardship of you not
Luke 16:4 N-GFS
1 Corinthians 9:17 N-AFS
Ephesians 3:2 N-AFS