2396. ide
Strong's Concordance
ide: see! behold!
Original Word: ἴδε
Part of Speech: Interjection
Transliteration: ide
Phonetic Spelling: (id'-eh)
Definition: see! behold!
Usage: See! Lo! Behold! Look!.
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2396 íde (the aorist imperative of 1492 /eídō, "to know, see") – properly, a Greek imperative meaning "Behold!" – literally, "Be sure to see . . . !," i.e. "Don't miss this! It is an observable, objective fact!"

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from eidon, used as an interj.
see! behold!
NASB Translation
behold (18), lo (1), look (4), see (5).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2396: ἴδε

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 hierist,daist,diesesist: ἴδε τόπος (French,voicilelieu), 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.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
behold, see.

Second person singular imperative active of eido; used as an interjection to denote surprise; lo! -- behold, lo, see.

see GREEK eido

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