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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEHO'LD, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive beheld' [Latin observo, from servo, to keep.]

1. To fix the eyes upon; to see with attention; to observe with care.

Behold the lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29.

2. In a less intensive sense, to look upon; to see.

When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. Numbers 21:9.

BEHO'LD, verb intransitive To look; to direct the eyes to an object.

And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne, a lamb, as it had been slain. Revelation 5:5.

1. To fix the attention upon an object; to attend; to direct or fix the mind.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. Revelation 3:8 word is much used in this manner for exciting attention, or admiration. It is in the imperative mode, expressing command, or exhortation; and by no means a mere exclamation.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEHO'LDEN, participle passive or adjective beholdn. [The participle of behold, to keep, guard, or bind. See Behold.]

Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

Little are we beholden to your love.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEHO'LDER, noun One who beholds; a spectator; one who looks upon, or sees.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEHO'LDING, participle present tense Fixing the eyes upon; looking on; seeing.

1. Fixing the attention; regarding with attention.

2. Obligation. [Not used.]

3. Obliged. Bacon on Love. A mistaken use of the word for beholden.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEHO'LDINGNESS, noun The state of being obliged.

[An error, and not in use.]