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What is a minister?
Matthew 00671 20:23
And he (Jesus) saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the
baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is
not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with
indignation against the two brethren. 20:25 But Jesus
called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise
dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever
will be great (3173) among you, let him be your
minister (1249); 20:27
And whosoever will be chief (4413) among you, let
him be your servant (1401):
20:28 Even as the Son of man (Jesus speaking of himself) came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister (1247), and to
give his life a ransom for many.
> great: 3173 megas meg'-as: (including the prolonged
forms, feminine megale, plural megaloi, etc.; compare also 3176, 3187); big (literally
or figuratively, in a very wide application):--(+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high,
large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, X to years. GW 3176 GW 3187
> minister: 1249 diakonos dee-ak'-on-os: probably
from an obsolete diako (to run on errands; compare 1377); an attendant, i.e.
(genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially, a Christian
teacher and pastor (technically, a deacon or deaconess):--deacon, minister, servant.
> chief: 4413 protos pro'-tos: contracted superlative
of 4253; foremost (in time, place, order or importance):--before, beginning, best,
chief(-est), first (of all), former. GW 4253
> servant: 1401 doulos doo'-los: from 1210; a slave
(literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified
sense of subjection or subserviency):--bond(-man), servant. GW 1210
> minister: 1247 diakoneo dee-ak-on-eh'-o: from 1249;
to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend, or (figuratively)
teacher); technically, to act as a Christian deacon:--(ad-)minister (unto), serve, use
the office of a deacon. GW 1249
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