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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g991 Greek: blepo


primarily, "to have sight, to see," then, "observe, discern, perceive," frequently implying special contemplation (cp. No. 4), is rendered by the verb "to look" in Luk 9:62, "looking (back);" Jhn 13:22 "(the disciples) looked (one on another);" Act 1:9, RV, "were looking" (AV, "beheld"); Act 3:4, "look (on us);" Act 27:12, RV, looking," AV, "that lieth (towards)," of the haven Phenix; Eph 5:15, RV, "look (therefore carefully how ye walk)," AV, "see (that ye walk circumspectly);" Rev 11:9; 18:9, RV, "look upon" (AV, "shall see").

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g308 Greek: anablepo



(a) "to look up" (ana, "up," and No. 1), e.g., Mat 14:19; Mar 8:24 (in some mss. ver. 25);

(b) "to recover sight," e.g., Mat 11:5; 20:34, RV, "received their sight;" Jhn 9:11.
See SIGHT. Cp. anablepsis, "recovering of sight," Luk 4:18.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4017 Greek: periblepo


"to look about, or round about, on" (peri, "around," and No. 1), is used in the Middle Voice, Mar 3:5, 34; 5:32; 9:8; 10:23; 11:11; Luk 6:10.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g578 Greek: apoblepo


signifies "to look away from" (apo) all else at one object; hence, "to look steadfastly," Hbr 11:26, RV, "he looked" (AV, "he had respect"). Cp. No. 8.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g1689 Greek: emblepo


to look at (en, in, and No. 1), is translated "to look upon" in Mar 10:27; 14:67; Luk 22:61; Jhn 1:36. This verb implies a close, penetrating "look," as distinguished from Nos. 6 and 9.
See BEHOLD, No. 3, GAZE, SEE, No. 6.

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g1914 Greek: epiblepo


"to look upon" (epi, "upon"), is used in the NT of favorable regard, Luk 1:48, RV, "he hath looked upon" (AV, "hath regarded"), of the low estate of the Virgin Mary; in Luk 9:38, in a request to the Lord to "look" upon an afflicted son; in Jam 2:3, RV, "ye have regard" (AV, "... respect"), of having a partial regard for the well-to-do.

A-7 Verb Strong's Number: g3708 Greek: eidon


used as the aorist tense of horao, "to see," in various senses, is translated "to look," in the AV of Jhn 7:52, RV, "see;" Rev 4:1 (RV, "I saw"); so in Rev 6:8; 14:1, 14 (as in AV of ver. 6); 15:5.

A-8 Verb Strong's Number: g872 Greek: aphorao


"to look away from one thing so as to see another" (apo, "from," and No. 7), "to concentrate the gaze upon," occurs in Phl 2:23, "I shall see;" Hbr 12:2, "looking."

A-9 Verb Strong's Number: g1896 Greek: epeidon


denotes "to look upon" (epi, "upon"),

(a) favorably, Luk 1:25;

(b) unfavorably, in Act 4:29.

A-10 Verb Strong's Number: g3879 Greek: parakupto


lit. and primarily, "to stoop sideways" (para, "aside," kupto, "to bend forward"), denotes "to stoop to look into," Luk 24:12, "stooping and looking in" (AV, "stooping down"); Jhn 20:5, 11; metaphorically in Jam 1:25, of "looking" into the perfect law of liberty; in 1Pe 1:12 of things which the angels desire "to look" into.

A-11 Verb Strong's Number: g352 Greek: anakupto


"to lift oneself up" (ana, "up"), is translated "look up" in Luk 21:28, of being elated in joyous expectation (followed by epairo, "to lift up").

A-12 Verb Strong's Number: g4648 Greek: skopeo


"to look at, consider" (Eng., "scope"), implying mental consideration, is rendered "while we look... at" in 2Cr 4:18; "looking to" (AV, "on") in Phl 2:4.

A-13 Verb Strong's Number: g1983 Greek: episkopeo


lit., "to look upon" (epi, and No. 12), is rendered "looking carefully" in Hbr 12:15, RV (AV, "looking diligently"), epi being probably intensive here; in 1Pe 5:2, "to exercise the oversight, to visit, care for."

A-14 Verb Strong's Number: g1980 Greek: episkeptomai


a later form of No. 13, "to visit," has the meaning of "seeking out," and is rendered "look ye out" in Act 6:3.

A-15 Verb Strong's Number: g816 Greek: atenizo


"to look fixedly, gaze," is translated "looking steadfastly" in Luk 22:56, RV (AV, "... earnestly"), in Act 1:10, "looking steadfastly;" in Act 3:12, AV, "look... earnestly" (RV, "fasten ye your eyes," as in Act 3:4; 11:6); so in the RV of Act 6:15; 10:4; 13:9; 14:9; in Act 7:55, "looked up steadfastly;" in Act 23:1, "looking steadfastly on" (AV, "earnestly beholding"); in 2 Cor 3:7, RV, "look steadfastly" (AV, "steadfastly behold"); in 2Cr 3:13, RV, ditto (AV, "steadfastly look"). In Luk 4:20, "were fastened" (ophthalmoi, "eyes," being used separately).
See BEHOLD, No. 10.

A-16 Verb Strong's Number: g2300 Greek: theaomai


"to behold" (of careful contemplation), is translated "look" in Jhn 4:35, of "looking" on the fields; in 1Jo 1:1, AV (RV, "we beheld"), of the Apostles' personal experiences of Christ in the days of His flesh, and the facts of His Godhood and Manhood.
See BEHOLD, No. 8.

A-17 Verb Strong's Number: g2334 Greek: theoreo


"to look at, gaze at, behold," is translated "looking on" in Mar 15:40, AV (RV, "beholding").
See BEHOLD, No. 6.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3706 Greek: horasis


akin to A, No. 7, denotes

(a) a vision (so the associated noun horama, e.g., Act 7:31; horasis signifies especially the act of seeing, horama that which is seen), Act 2:17; Rev 9:17;

(b) an appearance, Rev 4:3, translated "to look upon" (twice in the RV; in the second instance the AV has "in sight").


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