The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 1247 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
diakoneofrom (1249)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
dee-ak-on-eh'-o Verb
  1. to be a servant, attendant, domestic, to serve, wait upon
    1. to minister to one, render ministering offices to
      1. to be served, ministered unto
    2. to wait at a table and offer food and drink to the guests,
      1. of women preparing food
    3. to minister i.e. supply food and necessities of life
      1. to relieve one's necessities (e.g. by collecting alms), to provide take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life
      2. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of a deacon
      3. in Christian churches to serve as deacons
    4. to minister
      1. to attend to anything, that may serve another's interests
      2. to minister a thing to one, to serve one or by supplying any thing
NAS Word Usage - Total: 38
administered 1, administration 1, cared 1, contributing...support 1, do...the serving 1, employ...in serving 1, minister 3, ministered 2, ministering 3, servant 1, serve 4, serve as deacons 1, served 2, served as deacons 1, serves 5, services...rendered 1, serving 4, take care 1, wait 1, waited 3
NAS Verse Count
2 Corinthians3
1 Timothy2
2 Timothy1
1 Peter3

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Diakoneo". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.