To See


In the New Testament there are several Greek words related to this word in which we see at least five different shades of meaning.

  1. skopeo — Scope, Look After, Scout out a mark from a distance.
    Associated with "Sceptic", Investigate dig (skapto), also Bishop (episkope) and Visit (episkeptomai).
  2. blepo — "Look" (simple voluntary observation).
  3. eido — "Vision, Awareness" (mechanical, passive or casual).
  4. horao and optanomai — "Gaze" with wide open eyes.
  5. theaomai and theoreo — "Earnestly Inspect", through which we get the words "theatre, theorize" :-).


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