Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3009: leitourgia (pronounced li-toorg-ee'-ah)

from 3008; public function (as priest ("liturgy") or almsgiver):--ministration(-try), service.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) a public office which a citizen undertakes to administer at his own expense

2) any service

2a) of military service

2b) of the service of workmen

2c) of that done to nature in the cohabitation of man and wife

3) biblical usage

3a) a service or ministry of the priests relative to the prayers and sacrifices offered to God

3b) a gift or benefaction for the relief of the needy

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G3008

Citing in TDNT: 4:215, 526


This word is used 6 times:

Luke 1:23: "the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own"
2 Corinthians 9:12: "the administration of this service not only supplieth"
Philippians 2:17: "the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and"
Philippians 2:30: "supply your lack of service toward me."
Hebrews 8:6: "now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator"
Hebrews 9:21: "the vessels of the ministry."

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