Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from 3624 and the base of 3551

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 5:149

KJV Translation Count — 10x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: steward (8), chamberlain (1), governor (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. the manager of household or of household affairs
a. esp. a steward, manager, superintendent (whether free-born or as was usually the case, a freed-man or a slave) to whom the head of the house or proprietor has intrusted the management of his affairs, the care of receipts and expenditures, and the duty of dealing out the proper portion to every servant and even to the children not yet of age
b. the manager of a farm or landed estate, an overseer
c. the superintendent of the city's finances, the treasurer of a city (or of treasurers or quaestors of kings)
2. metaph. the apostles and other Christian teachers and bishops and overseers

Strong's Definitions

oy-kon-om'-os; from (3624) (οἰ̑κος) and the base of (3551) (νόμος); a house-distributor (i.e. manager), or overseer, i.e. an employee in that capacity; by extension a fiscal agent (treasurer); figurative a preacher (of the Gospel): — chamberlain, governor, steward.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise G3623, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?


And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a G3623; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.


Then the G3623 said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the G3623ship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.


And the lord commended the unjust G3623, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.


Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the G3623 of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.


Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and G3623s of the mysteries of God.


Moreover it is required in G3623s, that a man be found faithful.


But is under tutors and G3623s until the time appointed of the father.


For a bishop must be blameless, as the G3623 of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;


As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good G3623s of the manifold grace of God.