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Entry for Strong's #2396 - ἴδε

Word Origin
second person singular imperative active of (1492)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. behold, see
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (27) NAS (28) HCS (23)
Matthew 4
Mark 6
John 15
Romans 1
Galatians 1
Matthew 4
Mark 8
John 14
Galatians 1
Matthew 4
Mark 8
John 9
Romans 1
Galatians 1
V-AAM-2S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἰδέ [],

I Conj.,= ἠδέ, and, Il. 4.147, al., Emp. 20.7, etc., prob. l. in S. Ant. 969 (lyr.).

II Cypr., then, in that case, Inscr.Cypr. 135.12 H. (Prob. fr. the demonstrative stem i- (cf. Lat. is) and δέ.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἴδε (so occasionally Griesbach and Rec.bez elz; e. g. Galatians 5:2; Romans 11:22) and (later) ἴδε (ἴδε ἀττικως ὡς τό εἶπε, λαβέ, εὗρε. ἴδε ἑλληνικως, Moeris (p. 193, Pierson edition); cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 a.; (Buttmann, 62 (54))), imperative from εἶδον, which see; (from Homer down). In so far as it retains the force of an imperative it is illustrated under εἰδῶ, I. 1 e. and 3. But in most places in the N. T. it stands out of construction like an interjection, even when ninny are addressed (cf. Buttmann, 70 (61); and especially 139 (121f)); Latinen,ecce; "See! Behold! Lo!" a. at the beginning of sentences: as the utterance of one who wishes that something should not be neglected by another, Matthew 26:65; Mark 2:24; Mark 11:21; Mark 13:1; John 5:14; John 18:21; Romans 2:17 Rec.; equivalent to German sieh' doch (see, pray; yet see), John 11:36; John 16:29; John 19:4; Galatians 5:2; or of one who brings forward something new and unexpected, John 7:26; John 11:3; John 12:19; or of one pointing out or showing, German hier ist,da ist,dieses ist: ἴδε τόπος (French,voici le lieu), Mark 16:6; add, Mark 3:34 (L Tr marginal reading ἰδού); John 1:29, 36, 47 (); (T Tr WH ἰδού), f (where some ἰδού); where we (might) use simply here, Matthew 25:25; with adverbs of place: ἴδε (R G L ἰδού) ὧδε Χριστός, ἴδε (R G ἰδού) ἐκεῖ, Mark 13:21.

b. inserted into the midst of a sentence, in such a way that the words which precede it serve to render the more evident the strangeness of what follows: Matthew 25:20, 22; John 3:26.

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(Attic ἰδέ ; the "later" accentuation is also found in Hom.; Veitch, 215),

1. prop., 2 aor. imperat. of ὁράω , q.v.

2. As interjection, apart from the construction of the sentence, and used where one or many are addressed, see! behold! lo!: Matthew 25:20; Matthew 25:22; Matthew 25:25, Mark 2:24; Mark 3:34; Mark 11:21; Mark 13:1; Mark 13:21; Mark 15:4; Mark 15:35; Mark 16:6, John 1:29; John 1:36; John 1:48; John 3:26; John 5:14; John 7:26; John 11:3; John 11:36; John 12:19; John 16:29; John 18:21; John 19:4; John 19:14; John 19:26-27, Galatians 5:2.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For ἴδε = ";look out for,"; see P Ryl II. 239.21 (mid. iii/A.D.) πανταχόθεν ἴδε αὐτῷ μικρο ̣, ν ̣ ο ̣̔̓ν ̣αρίδιον, ";look out everywhere for a small donkey for him"; (Edd.). The word, as the imper. of εἶδον, was originally accented ἰδέ : cf. Moeris, p. 193 ἰδὲ. . Ἀττικῶς. . ὡς τὸ εἰπέ, λαβέ, εὑρέ. MGr [ ]δές, δέ [σ ]τε.


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