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Administer, Administration

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ADMINISTER, ADMINISTRATION (διακονέω, διακονία). Words used in the KJV in 1 Corinthians 12:5; 2 Corinthians 8:19, 20; 9:12; the ASV has “minister” and “ministration” instead. The root idea of the words is “service”; hence the words refer to the various kinds of spiritual and social service to which the Lord calls His people in the Church. The RSV uses “service” in the first and third passages.