Strong's Number 1247

diakoneo {dee-ak-on-eh'-o}
Word Origin:
from 1249
Part of Speech:
Usage in the KJV:
minister unto 15, serve 10, minister 7, misc 5

Total: 37
  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