Word Studies
Discover What "Deacon" Means

"diakonos"      "diakoneo"      "diakonia"

Ask yourself three questions:
1) Is it a duty or an office?
2) Is it a physical or spiritual ministry?
3) Is it a leadership, or a servant role?

DIAKONOS - - a deacon, a servant, a minister [NOUN]
1249 diakonos (dee-ak'-on-os)
probably from an obsolete diako (to run on errands, cf 1377)
AV-minister 20, servant 8, deacon 3; 31
1) one who executes the commands of another, esp. of a master, a servant, attendant, minister
1a) the servant of a king
1b) a deacon, one who, by virtue of the office assigned to him by the church, cares for the poor and has charge of and distributes the money collected for their use
1c) a waiter, one who serves food and drink

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Matthew 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister <1249>;
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Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants <1249>, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant <1249>.
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Mark 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant <1249> of all.
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Mark 10:43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister <1249>:
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John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants <1249>, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
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John 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants <1249> which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
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John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant <1249> be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
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Romans 13:4 For he is the minister <1249> of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister <1249> of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
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Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister <1249> of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
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Romans 16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant <1249> of the church which is at Cenchrea:
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Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. < of the church at Cenchrea.>>
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1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers <1249> by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
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2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers <1249> of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
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2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers <1249> of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
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2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers <1249> also be transformed as the ministers <1249> of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
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2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers <1249> of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
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Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister <1249> of sin? God forbid.
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Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister <1249>, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
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Ephesians 6:21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister <1249> in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
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Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons <1249>:
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Colossians 1:7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister <1249> of Christ;
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Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister <1249>;
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Colossians 4:7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister <1249> and fellowservant in the Lord:
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1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister <1249> of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
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1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise must the deacons <1249> be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
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1 Timothy 3:12 Let the deacons <1249> be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
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1 Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister <1249> of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

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