Attention!
Tired of seeing ads while studying? Now you can enjoy an "Ads Free" version of the site for as little as 10¢ a day.

Bible Dictionaries

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Look

Additional Links
A — 1: βλέπω

(Strong's #991 — Verb — blepo — blep'-o )

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 Luke 9:62 , "looking (back);" John 13:22 "(the disciples) looked (one on another);" Acts 1:9 , RV, "were looking" (AV, "beheld"); Acts 3:4 , "look (on us);" Acts 27:12 , RV, looking," AV, "that lieth (towards)," of the haven Phenix; Ephesians 5:15 , RV, "look (therefore carefully how ye walk)," AV, "see (that ye walk circumspectly);" Revelation 11:9; 18:9 , RV , "look upon" (AV, "shall see"). See BEHOLD.

A — 2: ἀναβλέπω

(Strong's #308 — Verb — anablepo — an-ab-lep'-o )

denotes (a) "to look up" (ana, "up," and No. 1), e.g., Matthew 14:19; Mark 8:24 (in some mss. ver. 25); (b) "to recover sight," e.g., Matthew 11:5; 20:34 , RV, "received their sight;" John 9:11 . See SIGHT. Cp. anablepsis, "recovering of sight," Luke 4:18 .

A — 3: περιβλέπω

(Strong's #4017 — Verb — periblepo — per-ee-blep'-o )

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

A — 4: ἀποβλέπω

(Strong's #578 — Verb — apoblepo — ap-ob-lep'-o )

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

A — 5: ἐμβλέπω

(Strong's #1689 — Verb — emblepo — em-blep'-o )

to look at (en, in, and No. 1), is translated "to look upon" in Mark 10:27; 14:67; Luke 22:61; John 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: ἐπιβλέπω

(Strong's #1914 — Verb — epiblepo — ep-ee-blep'-o )

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

A — 7: ὁράω

(Strong's #3708 — Verb — eidon — hor-ah'-o )

used as the aorist tense of horao, "to see," in various senses, is translated "to look," in the AV of John 7:52 , RV, "see;" Revelation 4:1 (RV, "I saw"); so in Revelation 6:8; 14:1,14 (as in AV of ver. 6); 15:5. See BEHOLD , CONSIDER , HEED , No. 2, PERCEIVE, SEE, SHEW.

A — 8: ἀφοράω

(Strong's #872 — Verb — aphorao — af-or-ah'-o )

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

A — 9: ἐπεῖδον

(Strong's #1896 — Verb — epeidon — ep-i'-don )

denotes "to look upon" (epi, "upon"), (a) favorably, Luke 1:25; (b) unfavorably, in Acts 4:29 .

A — 10: παρακύπτω

(Strong's #3879 — Verb — parakupto — par-ak-oop'-to )

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

A — 11: ἀνακύπτω

(Strong's #352 — Verb — anakupto — an-ak-oop'-to )

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

A — 12: σκοπέω

(Strong's #4648 — Verb — skopeo — skop-eh'-o )

"to look at, consider" (Eng., "scope"), implying mental consideration, is rendered "while we look ... at" in 2 Corinthians 4:18; "looking to" (AV, "on") in Philippians 2:4 . See HEED , MARK.

A — 13: ἐπισκοπέω

(Strong's #1983 — Verb — episkopeo — ep-ee-skop-eh'-o )

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

A — 14: ἐπισκέπτομαι

(Strong's #1980 — Verb — episkeptomai — ep-ee-skep'-tom-ahee; )

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

A — 15: ἀτενίζω

(Strong's #816 — Verb — atenizo — at-en-id'-zo )

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

A — 16: θεάομαι

(Strong's #2300 — Verb — theaomai — theh-ah'-om-ahee )

"to behold" (of careful contemplation), is translated "look" in John 4:35 , of "looking" on the fields; in 1 John 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: θεωρέω

(Strong's #2334 — Verb — theoreo — theh-o-reh'-o )

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

B — 1: ὅρασις

(Strong's #3706 — Noun Feminine — horasis — hor'-as-is )

akin to A, No. 7, denotes (a) a vision (so the associated noun horama, e.g., Acts 7:31; horasis signifies especially the act of seeing, horama that which is seen), Acts 2:17; Revelation 9:17; (b) an appearance, Revelation 4:3 , translated "to look upon" (twice in the RV; In the second instance the AV has "in sight").

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Look'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/l/look.html. 1940.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Longsuffering
Next Entry
Look, Looking