Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3622: oikonomia (pronounced oy-kon-om-ee'-ah)

from 3623; administration (of a household or estate); specially, a (religious) "economy":--dispensation, stewardship.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) the management of a household or of household affairs

1a) specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of other' s property

1b) the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship

1c) administration, dispensation

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G3623

Citing in TDNT: 5:151, 674


This word is used 8 times:

Luke 16:2: "give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward."
Luke 16:3: "from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg"
Luke 16:4: "when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their"
1 Corinthians 9:17: "but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed"
Ephesians 1:10: "That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in"
Ephesians 3:2: "If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given"
Colossians 1:25: "a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for"
1 Timothy 1:4: "rather than godly edifying which is in faith:"

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