- First Reference: Job 24:18
- Last Reference: James 1:24
- 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
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.
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.
BEHO'LDER, noun One who beholds; a spectator; one who looks upon, or sees.
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.
BEHO'LDINGNESS, noun The state of being obliged.
[An error, and not in use.]