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1248 διακονία diakonia dee-ak-on-ee’-ah

from 1249; n f; TDNT-2:87,152; {See TDNT 186 } Noun

AV-ministry 16, ministration 6, ministering 3, misc 9; 34

1) service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others
2) of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men
2a) of the office of Moses
2b) of the office of the apostles and its administration
2c) of the office of prophets, evangelists, elders etc.
3) the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection esp. those who help meet need by either collecting or distributing of charities
4) the office of the deacon in the church
5) the service of those who prepare and present food

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