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διακονία, -ας, ἡ
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ministry, service

ministry, service, can refer to helps and service of various kinds which can range in meaning from spiritual biblical teaching (Ac 6:4) to the practical giving of provisions, supplies, support, and finances to those in need (2 Co 9:12.

serving, service, waiting, attendance, the act of rendering friendly offices, Lk. 10:40; 2 Tim. 4:11; Heb. 1:14; relief, aid, Acts 6:1; 11:29; 2 Cor. 8:4; 9:1, 12, 13; a commission, Acts 12:25; Rom. 15:31; a commission or ministry in the service of the Gospel, Acts 1:17, 25; 20:24; Rom. 11:13; 2 Cor. 4:1; 5:18; 1 Tim. 1:12; service in the Gospel, Acts 6:4; 21:19; 1 Cor. 16:15; 2 Cor. 6:3; 11:8; Eph. 4:12; Rev. 2:19; a function, ministry, or office in the Church, Rom. 12:7; 1 Cor. 12:5; Col. 4:17; 2 Tim. 4:5; a ministering in the conveyance of a revelation from God, 2 Cor. 3:7, 8, 9

Greek-English Concordance for διακονία

Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted by a lot of preparation (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem). She burst in and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.”
Acts 1:17 For he was numbered among us and received his allotted share of this ministry.” (diakonias | διακονίας | gen sg fem)
Acts 1:25 to take the place of this ministry (diakonias | διακονίας | gen sg fem) and apostleship, from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.”
Acts 6:1 Now in these days when the number of the disciples was increasing, there was a complaint by the Hellenists against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution (diakonia | διακονίᾳ | dat sg fem) of food.
Acts 6:4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry (diakonia | διακονίᾳ | dat sg fem) of the word.”
Acts 11:29 So each of the disciples, according to his financial ability, resolved to send relief to the brothers living in Judea,
Acts 12:25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem having completed their mission (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem), taking with them John, whose other name was Mark.
Acts 20:24 But I make my life of no account as of any value to me, that I may finish my task and the ministry (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem) that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the good news of the grace of God.
Acts 21:19 After he greeted them, he began to relate one by one what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry (diakonias | διακονίας | gen sg fem).
Romans 11:13 I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem),
Romans 12:7 if your gift is service (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem), use it to serve (diakonia | διακονίᾳ | dat sg fem); if you are a teacher, then teach;
Romans 15:31 that I may be delivered from those in Judea who refuse to believe, and that my service (diakonia | διακονία | nom sg fem) to Jerusalem may prove truly acceptable to the saints,
1 Corinthians 12:5 and there are different kinds of ministries (diakoniōn | διακονιῶν | gen pl fem), but the same Lord;
1 Corinthians 16:15 You know that the household of Stephanus were the first converts in the province of Achaia, and that they devoted themselves to the service (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem) of the saints. So I urge you, brothers,
2 Corinthians 3:7 Now if the ministry (diakonia | διακονία | nom sg fem) of death, engraved in letters on stones, came with such glory that the Israelites were unable to gaze steadily into the face of Moses due to the glory of his face, fading as it was,
2 Corinthians 3:8 how much more glorious will be the ministry (diakonia | διακονία | nom sg fem) of the Spirit?
2 Corinthians 3:9 For if there was glory in the ministry (diakonia | διακονίᾳ | dat sg fem) of condemnation, how much more will the ministry (diakonia | διακονία | nom sg fem) of righteousness exceed it in glory!
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore since we have this ministry (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem), just as we have received mercy, we are not discouraged.
2 Corinthians 5:18 And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem) of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 6:3 We do not put a stumbling block in anyone’s way, so that our ministry (diakonia | διακονία | nom sg fem) may not be faulted.
2 Corinthians 8:4 begging us with great insistence for the privilege of joining in this ministry (diakonias | διακονίας | gen sg fem) to the saints.
2 Corinthians 9:1 Now concerning the service (diakonias | διακονίας | gen sg fem) to the saints, there is no necessity for me to write to you,
2 Corinthians 9:12 because the service (diakonia | διακονία | nom sg fem) of this ministry is not only providing for the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.
2 Corinthians 9:13 By their approval of this service (diakonias | διακονίας | gen sg fem), they glorify God for your obedience stemming from your confession in the gospel of Christ, and for the generosity of your partnership with them and with everyone.
2 Corinthians 11:8 I robbed other churches, taking support from them to carry out my service (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem) to you.
Ephesians 4:12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry (diakonias | διακονίας | gen sg fem), to build up the body of Christ,
Colossians 4:17 And tell Archippus, “See to it that you complete the ministry (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem) you have received in the Lord.” that you complete
1 Timothy 1:12 I continually thank him who strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, since he considered that even I would be faithful, as evidenced by his appointing me to service (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem),
2 Timothy 4:5 But you, be clear-minded in everything. Suffer evil. Do the work of an evangelist. Complete your ministry (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem).
2 Timothy 4:11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem).
Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem) for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
Revelation 2:19 I know your works, your love and faith and service (diakonian | διακονίαν | acc sg fem) and steadfast endurance, and that your recent works are greater than the first.