Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Minister, officer, servant, an under-oarsman, i.e., (generally) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable)

Greek: ὑπηρέτης, hypēretēs (G5257)

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Here are minister, officer, servant and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ὑπηρέτης mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G5257

Greek Base Word: ὑπηρέτης

Usage: Minister, officer, servant

Definition: An under-oarsman, i.e., (generally) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable).

Detailed definition:

  1. Servant.
    1. An underrower, subordinate rower.
    2. Any one who serves with hands: a servant.
    3. In the New Testament of the officers and attendants of magistrates.
      1. Of the officer who executes penalties.
      2. Of the attendants of a king, servants, retinue, the soldiers of a king, of the attendant of a synagogue.
      3. Of any one ministering or rendering service.
    4. Any one who aids another in any work.
      1. An assistant.
      2. Of the preacher of the gospel.

Derived terms: From G5259 and a derivative of ἐρέσσω (to row).

See also:

  1. G5259


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: hy.peˈrɛ.tes
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet:̞ˈre̞.te̞s
  3. Transliteration: hypēretēs
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: hoo-pay-REH-tase
  5. Modern Pronunciation: yoo-pay-RAY-tase

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