New Testament

DIKAONOS/διάκονος: servant

 DIKAONEŌ/διακονέω (verb) 


  1. to function as an intermediary, act as go-between/agent, be at one’s service
  2. to perform obligations: perform duties, render assistance, serve; wait on someone
  3. to meet an immediate need, help
  4. to carry out official duties, minister
  5. care for, take care of

All occurrences of DIKAONEŌ/διακονέω in the NT:
Strong#: 1247
Occurrences: 35

Matt 4:11Then the Devil left him, and behold angels came and served him.
Matt 8:15And he grasped her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose and served him.
Matt 20:28Just as the son of humanity did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his psuchē-life as ransom for many.
Matt 25:44Then they also answered saying: Lord, when did we see you hungering or thirsting or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and we did not serve you?
Matt 27:55Now may women were there beholding from afar, who followed Iēsous from Galilaia serving him,
Mark 1:13And he was in the wilderness forty days being tested by Satan, and he was with the beasts, and the angels were serving him.
Mark 1:31And having drawn near he raised her, having taken hold of her hand; and the fever went from her, and she was serving him.
Mark 10:45For even the son of humanity did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his psuchē-life a ransom for many.
Mark 15:41who, when he was in Galilaia, were following him and serving him, also many others who came up to Hierosoluma with him.
Luke 4:39And having stood by her he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately having arisen she was serving them.
Luke 8:3and Joanna the wife of Chouze steward of Herodēs, and Sousanna, and many others, who were serving them out of their possessions.
Luke 10:40Now Martha was overburdened concerning much service. So having stood before him she said: Lord, doesn’t it matter to you that my only sister abandons me to the serving? Speak therefore to her that she help me.
Luke 12:37Blessed are those slaves whom when he comes the lord finds alert. Truly I say to you that he will gird them and make them recline and coming by he will serve them.
Luke 17:8But rather he says to him: Prepare something I may eat, and being girded about be serving me until I eat and drink, and after these you eat and drink.
Luke 22:26But you are not thus, but the one greater among you let him become as the least, and the one leading as the one serving.
Luke 22:27For who is greater, the one reclining or the one serving? Is it not the one reclining? But I am in your midst as the one serving.
John 12:2So they made him a dinner there, and Martha served, but Lazaros was one of those reclining with him.
John 12:26If anyone be serving me, he must be following me, and where I am, there also will be the one serving me. If anyone be serving me, the father will honor him.
Acts 6:2So the twelve having called upon the multitude of disciples, they said: It is not pleasing for us having forsaken the word of God inorder to be serving tables.
Acts 19:22So having sent to Macedonia two of those serving him, Timothy and Erastus, he stayed some time in Asia.
Rom 15:25but now I go to Hierosoluma serving the holy ones.
2Cor 3:3you manifesting that you are a letter of Christ served by us, written not with ink, but with the spirit of the zōē-living God, not in tablets of stone, but in tablets of fleshy hearts.
2Cor 8:19And not this only, but also he is the one having been chosen by the assemblies to be our traveling companion with this grace being served by us towards the glory of the same Lord and to show our readiness,
2Cor 8:20avoiding this, that no one find fault with us in this abundance being served by us.
1Tim 3:10And let these be being proved first, then let them be serving, being irreproachable.
1Tim 3:13For the ones having served well make to themselves a good standing and a great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Iēsous.
2Tim 1:18may the Lord give to him to be finding mercy from the Lord in that day — and as many as served in Ephesus, you know very well.
Phm 1:13whom I intended to retain with me, in order that in your behalf he serve me in the bonds of the good-news,
Heb 6:10For God is not unjust so as to neglect your work and the agapē-love you show in his name, having served the holy ones and still serving.
1Pet 1:12Unto whom it was revealed that not for themselves but for you were they serving the things which are now proclaimed to you through those good-newsing you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, into which things the angels lust to glimpse.
1Pet 4:10just as each has received a gift, be serving the same to them as good managers of the varied grace of God.
1Pet 4:11If anyone speaks, let him speak as the utterances of God, if anyone serves, let him serve as from the strength which God supplies, in order that God be glorified through Iēsous Christ, to whom is the glory and the strength to the eternity of eternities, Amen.

 DIKAONIA/διακονία (noun) 


  1. service rendered in an intermediary capacity, mediation, assignment
  2. performance of a service
  3. functioning in the interest of a larger public, service, office
  4. rendering of specific assistance, aid, support
  5. an administrative function, service as attendant, aide, or assistant

All occurrences of DIKAONIA/διακονία in the NT:
Strong#: 1248
Occurrences: 33

Luke 10:40Now Martha was overburdened concerning much service. So having stood before him she said: Lord, doesn’t it matter to you that my only sister abandons me to the serving? Speak therefore to her that she help me.
Acts 1:17that he was counted among them and received the portion of this service.
Acts 1:25to take the place of this service and apostleship, from which Ioudas turned aside to his own place.
Acts 6:1Now in those days when the disciples were multiplying there came to pass a complaint of the Greeks against the Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily service.
Acts 6:4But we will persist in prayer and in the service of the word.
Acts 11:29Now from the disciples, just as anyone was having plenty, each of them determined to send for service to the brothers dwelling in Ioudaia,
Acts 12:25So Barnabbas and Saul returned from Hierosoluma, having fulfilled the service, having taken along Iōannēs the one having been called Mark.
Acts 20:24But of no account do I make my psuchē-life of great value to myself as I complete my course and the (life of) service that I received from the Lord Iēsous, to be testifying the good-news of the grace of God.
Acts 21:19And having greeted them, he described one by one each thing which God did among the nations through his service.
Rom 11:13So I say to you the nations, inasmuch as I am apostle of the nations, I magnify my service,
Rom 12:7or service, we are in our service; or the one teaching, in teaching,
Rom 15:31in order that I be delivered from the disobedient ones in Ioudaia and my service in Hierosoluma become acceptable to the holy ones,
1Cor 12:5And there are differences of service, and the same Lord.
1Cor 16:15Now I call upon you, brothers — you know the house of Stephanas, that he is the first-fruits of Achaia and that they have designated themselves to the service of the holy ones —
2Cor 3:7Now if the service of death, written and carved in stones, came about in glory, so that the sons of Israēl were not able to look intently into the face of Mōsēs because of the glory of his face, the glory being nullified,
2Cor 3:8how will the service of the spirit not be rather in glory?
2Cor 3:9For if the service of judgment is glory, much more does the service of justice abound in glory.
2Cor 4:1Because of this, having this service, just as we have received mercy, we despair not,
2Cor 5:18So everything is from the God having reconciled us to himself through Christ and having given to us the service of the reconciliation,
2Cor 6:3— no longer giving cause for offense in anything, in order that the service not be blamed,
2Cor 8:4with much encouragement, requesting our grace and the fellowship of the service to the holy ones,
2Cor 9:1For concerning the service to the holy ones it is superfluous for me to be writing to you.
2Cor 9:12For the service of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the holy ones, but also is abundant through many thanks to God,
2Cor 9:13who are through proof of this service glorifying God for the obedience of your confession to the good-news of Christ, and for the liberality of the fellowship to them and to all,
2Cor 11:8I robbed other assembliesy, taking pay for your service,
Eph 4:12for the equipping of the holy ones for the work of the service, to the upbuilding of the body of Christ,
Col 4:17And say to Archippus: Look to the service which you received in the Lord, that you may complete it.
1Tim 1:12I have grace for the one having enabled me, namely Christ Iēsous our Lord, because he considered me trustworthy, having appointed me for service,
2Tim 4:5But you be being sober in everything, endure evil, do the work of a good-newser, fulfill you service.
2Tim 4:11Luke only is with me. Having taken Mark, bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.
Heb 1:14Are not all ministering spirits for serving, being sent because of those about to be inheriting deliverance?
Rev 2:19I know your work, and agapē-love and service and faith and your endurance, and your last works are greater than the first.

 DIKAONOS/διάκονος (noun) 


  1. one who serves as an intermediary in a transaction, agent, intermediary, courier
  2. one who gets something done, at the behest of a superior, assistant

All occurrences of DIKAONOS/διάκονος in the NT:
Strong#: 1249
Occurrences: 29

Matt 20:26It will not be thus among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you, he will be your servant,
Matt 22:13Then the king said to the servants: Having bound him hand and foot, throw him into the outermost darkness. There will there be sobbing and grinding of teeth.
Matt 23:11But the greater of you will be your servant.
Mark 9:35And having sat he called the twelve and says to them: Whoever would be first, he will be last of all and servant of all.
Mark 10:43It is not thus among you, but whoever would become great among you, he will be your servant,
John 2:5His mother says to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do.
John 2:9Now as the head waiter tasted the water that has become wine, and did not know whence it is, but the servants knew, those who have drawn the water, the headwaiter calls the bridegroom
John 12:26If anyone be serving me, he must be following me, and where I am, there also will be the one serving me. If anyone be serving me, the father will honor him.
Rom 13:4For he is a servant of God to you for the good. So if you do the evil, be fearing, for he does not bear the sword without cause. For he is a servant of God, avenger to execute wrath upon the one practicing evil.
Rom 15:8For I say that the Christ became a servant of circumcision in behalf of the truth of God, to confirm the promise made to the fathers,
Rom 16:1Now I present to you Phoibe your sister, who is also a servant of the assembly in Kegchrea,
Rom 16:27to God, only wise through Iēsous Christ, to him be glory to the eternity of eternity, Amen.
1Cor 3:5Who therefore is Apollo, or who is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, and to each one as the Lord gave.
2Cor 3:6who also made us adequate servants of the new contract, not of letter but of spirit, for the letter kills, but the spirit makes-zōē-alive.
2Cor 6:4but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in distresses, in calamities, in difficulties,
2Cor 11:15it is no big thing therefore if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of justness; of whom the end will be according to their works.
2Cor 11:23Are they servants of Christ? Being beside myself I speak: I more, in labors more abundant, in prisons more frequent, in stripes beyond measure, in deaths often.
Gal 2:17But if, we seeking to be justified in Christ, be ourselves found sinners, is Christ the servant of sin? May it not be!
Eph 3:7of which I became a servant according to the working of his ability.
Eph 6:21But in order that you also may know the things concerning me, what I practice, Tychikos the agapē-beloved and trustworthy servant in the Lord will make know everything to you,
Phil 1:1Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Iēsous, to all the holy ones in Christ Iēsous who are at Philippi with the guardians and servants,
Col 1:7just as you were learning from Epaphras our agapē-beloved fellow-slave, who is a trustworthy servant for you, of Christ,
Col 1:23if indeed you still abide in the faith, having been strengthened and steadfast and not shifting from the hope of the good-news which you heard, the one having been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I Paul became a servant.
Col 1:25of which I became a servant according to the administration of God, the one having been given to me for you to complete the word of God,
Col 4:7Everything according to me Tychicus the agapē-beloved brother and trustworthy servant and fellow-slave in the Lord will disclose to you,
1Thes 3:2and we sent Timothy, our brother and co-worker of God in the good-news of Christ, to establish you and exhort you concerning your faith,
1Tim 3:8Likewise the serving ones must be respectful, not two-tongued, not being given to much wine, not fond-of-dishonest-gain,
1Tim 3:12Let the serving ones be husbands of one wife, managing well their children and their own house.
1Tim 4:6Having made these things known to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Iēsous, brought up in the words of faith and of good teaching, which you have followed.