Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primary word

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 5:315

KJV Translation Count — 135x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: see (90), take heed (12), behold (10), beware (4), look on (4), look (3), beware of (3), misc (9)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to see, discern, of the bodily eye
a. with the bodily eye: to be possessed of sight, have the power of seeing
b. perceive by the use of the eyes: to see, look descry
c. to turn the eyes to anything: to look at, look upon, gaze at
d. to perceive by the senses, to feel
e. to discover by use, to know by experience
2. metaph. to see with the mind's eye
a. to have (the power of) understanding
b. to discern mentally, observe, perceive, discover, understand
c. 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
For Synonyms see entry 5822

Strong's Definitions

blep'-o; a primary verb; to look at (literal or figurative): — behold, beware, lie, look (on, to), perceive, regard, see, sight, take heed. Compare (3700) (ὀπτάνομαι).

Concordance Results Using KJV

But I say unto you, That whosoever G991eth G991 a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.


That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which G991th in secret himself shall reward thee openly.


But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which G991th in secret shall reward thee openly.


That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which G991th in secret, shall reward thee openly.


And why G991est thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but cG991siderest not the beam that is in thine own eye?


Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and G991:


Then was brought unto him G991e possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.


Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they G991ing G991 not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.


And in them is fulfilled the prophecy G991 Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and G991ing ye shall G991, and shall not perceive:


But blessed are your eyes, for they G991: and your ears, for they hear.