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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #991 - βλέπω

Transliteration
blépō
Phonetics
blep'-o
Origin
a primary word
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
5:315,706
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to see, discern, of the bodily eye
    1. with the bodily eye: to be possessed of sight, have the power of seeing
    2. perceive by the use of the eyes: to see, look descry
    3. to turn the eyes to anything: to look at, look upon, gaze at
    4. to perceive by the senses, to feel
    5. to discover by use, to know by experience
  2. metaph. to see with the mind's eye
    1. to have (the power of) understanding
    2. to discern mentally, observe, perceive, discover, understand
    3. to turn the thoughts or direct the mind to a thing, to consider, contemplate, to look at, to weigh carefully, examine
  3. in a geographical sense of places, mountains, buildings, etc. turning towards any quarter, as it were, facing it
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1870 ‑ דֶּרֶךְ (deh'‑rek);  2372 ‑ חָזָה (khaw‑zaw);  5027 ‑ נָבַט (naw‑bat');  5048 ‑ נֶגֶד (neh'‑ghed);  5870 ‑ עַיִן (ah'‑yin);  6049 ‑ עָנַן (aw‑nan');  6437 ‑ פָּנָה (paw‑naw');  6440 ‑ פָּנֶה (paw‑neem');  6493 ‑ פִּקֵּחַ (pik‑kay'‑akh);  7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  8259 ‑ שָׁקַף (shaw‑kaf');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (147)
Matthew
20
Mark
16
Luke
18
John
19
Acts
13
Romans
8
1 Corinthians
9
2 Corinthians
9
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Philippians
3
Colossians
3
Hebrews
8
James
1
2 John
1
Revelation
17
NAS (139)
Matthew
18
Mark
17
Luke
17
John
17
Acts
15
Romans
6
1 Corinthians
9
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
2
Philippians
3
Colossians
4
Hebrews
9
James
1
2 John
1
Revelation
13
HCS (124)
Matthew
19
Mark
10
Luke
14
John
17
Acts
13
Romans
6
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Philippians
3
Colossians
3
Hebrews
8
James
1
2 John
1
Revelation
13
BSB (133)
Matthew
20
Mark
15
Luke
16
John
17
Acts
14
Romans
6
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Philippians
3
Colossians
3
Hebrews
8
James
1
2 John
1
Revelation
13
ESV (110)
Matthew
10
Mark
11
Luke
15
John
17
Acts
12
Romans
5
1 Corinthians
6
2 Corinthians
5
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Philippians
3
Colossians
3
Hebrews
8
James
1
Revelation
12
WEB (149)
Matthew
22
Mark
17
Luke
18
John
19
Acts
13
Romans
8
1 Corinthians
8
2 Corinthians
9
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Philippians
3
Colossians
3
Hebrews
10
James
1
2 John
1
Revelation
15
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βλέπω,

Sol. 11.8, etc.: impf. ἔβλεπον Batr. 67: fut. βλέψομαι D. 25.98, Dor. inf. βλεψεῖσθαι IG 4.951.75 (Epid.), later βλέψω LXX Isaiah 6:9, Aristid. 2.46J., etc.: aor. ἔβλεψα (v. infr.): pf. βέβλεφα (ἀπο-) Antip.Stoic. 3.254 (codd. Stob.); βέβλοφα (ἐμ-) PLond. 1.42.21 (ii A. D.): Pass., aor. ἐβλέφθην (προς-) Plu. 2.68of: pf. βέβλεμμαι to be supplied in Ath. 10.409c, cf. Eust. 1401.16:

I chiefly in pres. and aor. Act. in early writers: Med. (exc. fut.) and Pass. only late: see, have the power of sight (dist. fr. ὁρῶ perceive, be aware of, cf. Plot. 6.7.37), opp. τυφλός εἰμι, S. OT 302, cf. 348, OC 73, Ar. Pl. 15, etc.; βλέποντες ἔβλεπον μάτην A. Pr. 447; βλέποντας ἀθλιωτάτους Alex. 234; μὴ βλέπων ὁ μάντις ᾖ lest he see too clearly, S. OT 747; ὁ βλέπων the seer, Hebraism in LXX 1 Kings 9:9; ὀλίγον βλέπων short- sighted, POxy. 39.9 (i A. D.).

II

1. look, βλέφ' ὧδε S. Tr. 402; ἐπὶ ἐμοί Id. Aj. 345 (s. v.l.); εἴς τι A. Pers. 802; ἐπί τι Th. 7.71; εἰς τὰ τούτων πρόσωπα D. 18.283; πῶς βλέπων; with what face? S. Ph. 110; ὄμμασιν ποίοις β.; Id. OT 1371; β. ἅμα πρόσσω καὶ ὀπίσσω Pl. Cra. 428d: with Adv., φιλοφρόνως, ἐχθρῶς β. πρός τινας, X. Mem. 3.10.4, Smp. 4.58: freq. folld. by noun in acc., φόβον β. look terror, i. e. to look terrible, Θυιὰς ὣς φόβον βλέπων A. Th. 498; Com., ἔβλεψε νᾶπυ looked mustard, Ar. Eq. 631; ἀνδρεῖον.. καὶ βλέποντ' ὀρίγανον Id. Ra. 603; βλεπόντων κάρδαμα Id. V. 455; πυρρίχην βλέπων looking like a war-dancer, Id. Av. 1169; αἴκειαν βλέπων looking like one disgraced, ib. 1671; σκύτη β., of a slave, Eup. 282, Ar. V. 643; β. ἀπιστίαν Eup. 309: also folld. by Adj., μέγα β. dub. in Semon. 19; φθονερὰ β. Pi. N. 4.39; γλίσχρον β. Euphro 10.16, cf. Men. Epit. 479, Jul. Caes. 309c: by inf., ἁρπάζειν β. Men. Epit. 181; ὀρχεῖσθαι μόνον β. Alex. 97: by part. neut., τί πεφροντικὸς βλέπεις; E. Alc. 773.

2. β. ἐς look to, rely on, εἰς ἔργον οὐδὲν γιγνόμενον βλέπετε Sol. 11.8; ἐς θεούς S. Ant. 923; οὐκέτ' ἐστὶν εἰς ὅ τι βλέπω Id. Aj. 514; ἔς σε δὴ βλέπω, ὅπως.. in the hope that.., Id. El. 954: metaph. also, have regard to, ἡ πολιτεία β. εἰς πλοῦτον Arist. Pol. 1293b14; of aspects, οἰκίαι πρὸς μεσημβρίαν βλέπουσαι.., X. Mem. 3.8.9; πέτρα βλέπουσα πρὸς νότον Str. 4.1.4; κάτω γὰρ οἱ ὀδόντες βλέπουσι Arist. HA 502a1; ὅταν τὸ οὖθαρ βλέπῃ κάτω ib. 523a2.

3. look longingly, expect, propose, c. inf., Ar. Ach. 376, V. 847.

4. look to a thing, beware, ἀπό τινος Mark 8:15; τι Philippians 3:2 : c. acc. pers., β. ἑαυτούς Mark 13:9; βλέπε σα(υ)τὸν ἀπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων BGU 1079.24 (i A. D.); β. ἵνα.. 1 Corinthians 16:10; β. ἑαυτοὺς ἵνα μὴ.. 2 John 8:1-59; βλέπετε τί ἀκούετε Mark 4:24.

III trans.,

1. see, behold, c. acc., S. Aj. 1042, etc.; ἐξ αὑτοῦ βλεπόμενον self- evident, S.E. M. 1.184; τὰ βλεπόμενα the visible universe, LXX Wi. 13.7.

2. ζῇ τε καὶ β. φάος sees the light of day, A. Pers. 299, cf. E. Hel. 60; νόστιμον β. φάος A. Pers. 261; βλέποντα νῦν μὲν ὄρθ' ἔπειτα δὲ σκότον (i. e. being blind) S. OT 419: hence, without φάος, to be alive, ζῶντα καὶ βλέποντα A. Ag. 677; βλέποντα κἀμπνέοντα S. Ph. 883, cf. 1349, Aj. 962; of things, ἀληθῆ καὶ βλέποντα actually existing, A. Ch. 844.

3. look for, μεῖζόν τι β. Pl. Chrm. 172c.

4. Astrol. of signs equidistant from the tropical points, to be in aspect, β. ἄλληλα Ptol. Tetr. 36, Heph.Astr. 1.9. (βλέφαρα occurs in Hom., but not βλέπω exc. in Batr. l.c.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βλέπω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7200, also for H6437, etc.;]

1. of bodily sight;

(a) to see, have sight (opp. to τυφλὸς εἶναι ): Matthew 12:22, John 9:7, Acts 9:9, Romans 11:8, Revelation 3:18, al.;

(b) to perceive, look (at), see: absol., Acts 1:9; c. acc, Matthew 7:3, Mark 5:31, Luke 6:41, John 1:29, al.; ἅραμα , Acts 12:9; γυναῖκα , Matthew 5:28; βιβλίον , Revelation 5:3-4; τ . βλεπόμενα , 2 Corinthians 4:18.

2. Metaph., of mental vision;

(a) to see, perceive, discern: absol., Matthew 13:13, Luke 8:10; δι᾽ ἐσόπτρου , 1 Corinthians 13:12; c. acc, Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 10:25; seq. ὅτι , Hebrews 3:19, James 2:22;

(b) to consider, look to, take heed: absol., Mark 13:23; Mark 13:33; c. acc, 1 Corinthians 1:26, al.; seq. πῶς , c. indic., Luke 8:18, 1 Corinthians 3:10, Ephesians 5:15; seq. τί , c. indic., Mark 4:24; seq. εἰς -πρόσωπον , of partiality, Matthew 22:16, Mark 12:14. Colloq. (for ex. from Papyri, v. Deiss., LAE, 122; M, Pr., 107; MM, Exp., x; Milligan, NTD, 50), β . ἑαυτόν : Mark 13:9; seq. ἵνα μή , 2 John 1:8; β . ἀπό , Mark 8:15; Mark 12:38; seq. μή (cl. ὁρᾶν μή ), c. fut. indic., Colossians 2:8, Hebrews 3:12; id. c. aor. subj., Matthew 24:4, Mark 13:5.

3. Of situation and direction (Lat. specto), to look, face (towards), places, etc. (seq. πρός , Xen, Hell., vii, 1, 17; Ezekiel 40:23-24): seq. κατά , c. acc, Acts 27:12 (cf. ἀνα -, ἀπο -, δια -, ἐμ -, ἐπι -, περ -, προ -βλέπω ), v. DCG, i, 446; ii, 596.


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The papyri have added a perfect to the paradigm of this verb : it proves to have been βέβλοφα (P Lond 42.21—B.C. 168) (= Witkowski.2, p. 63) (see under ἐμβλέπω ). It is hard to believe that a form so correct historically, and so distant from any obvious analogy, can be anything but a genuine survival, even if it does meet us only in a woman’s letter from Ptolemaic Egypt. If this inference is justifiable, the word has a moral for the argument from silence. Βλέπω has primarily the physical sense, as distinguished from ὁρῶ (cf. our cognate ware) : this is well seen in ἀναβλέπω = recover sight. Usage bears this out. Thus P Par 44.6 (B.C. 153) (= Witkowski.2, p. 83) has βλέπω Μενέδημον κατατρέχοντά με coming after ἐγὼ γὰρ ἐνύπνια ὁρῶ πονηρά . So in P Hal I. 8.4 (B.C. 232) a man is incapacitated—διὰ τὸ μὴ βλέπειν τὰς νύκτας , and in P Oxy I. 39.9 (A.D. 52) ὀλίγον βλέπων = ";shortsighted."; An interesting instance of the word is afforded by P Giss I. 17.10 (time of Hadrian) where a slave writes to her master ἀποθνήσκομεν ὅτι οὐ βλέπομέν σε καθ᾽ ἡμέραν (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:31). Closely parallel with phraseology in Gospel healings of the blind is one of the cases from the Asclepieum, Syll 802.77 (Epidaurus, (iii/B.C.) : the blind man sleeping in the temple saw a vision (ὄψις ) of the god opening his eyelids and pouring in a φάρμακον —when day broke β (λ )έπων ἀμφοῖν ἐξῆλθε . P Oxy. II. 298.33 (i/A.D.) ὁ Ἀνουβᾶς αὐ [τὸ ]ν οὐχ ἡδέως [β ]λέπει , ";A. looks upon him with no friendly eye,"; may serve as a transition to the more metaphorical use of βλέπω , as in P Oxy II. 259.32 (A.D. 23) βλέπε με πῶς με ἡ μήτηρ ἡ ̣μ ̣ ̣ν ̣ [ ]σ ̣φαξε χάριν τοῦ χειρογράφου , P Lond 964.9 (ii/iii A.D.) (= III. p. 212) βλέπε μὴ ἐπιλάθῃ οὐδέν , and P Oxy IX. 1220.22 (iii/A.D.) οὐδὲν βλέπω φαύλου παρ᾽ ἐμοί , ";I see nothing bad in my behaviour"; (Ed.). The meaning ";beware,"; implied in some of these passages, is extended to a personal reflexive object in BGU IV. 1079.24 (A.D. 41) (= Selections, p. 40) is ὡς ἂν πάντες καὶ σὺ βλέπε σατὸν ἀπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων , ";like everybody else, you too must beware of the Jews,"; which is a rather neat confutation of those who would detect ";Hebraism"; in Mark 8:15 and the like. For the geographical sense, the ";aspect"; of a building, etc. (as Acts 27:12), cf P Leid Wi. 6 (ii/iii A.D.), ἔστω δὲ ἡ θύρα πρὸς δυσμὰς βλέπουσα , PSI III. 175.14 (A.D. 462) συμπόσιον βλέπον ἐπὶ ν ̣ότον , etc. Finally, for β . virtually = εὑρίσκω a in Romans 7:23 (cf. v. 21), see P Fay 111.16 (A.D. 95–6) ὡς ἐὰν βλέπῃς [τ ]ὴν τιμὴν παντὸς ἀγόρασον , ";however you find the price, be sure to buy"; (Edd.).

 

 

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List of Word Forms
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