578. apoblepó
Strong's Concordance
apoblepó: to look away from all else at an object
Original Word: ἀποβλέπω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: apoblepó
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ob-lep'-o)
Definition: to look away from all else at an object
Usage: I look away from all else at one object, look steadfastly.
HELPS Word-studies

578 apoblépō (derived from 575 /apó, "away from" and 991 /blépō, "see") – properly, look away from to see what lies ahead. 578 /apoblépō ("looking away to look forward") emphasizes separation – the complete break with looking away from the past and focusing on God's "next stop."

578 (apoblepō) only occurs in Heb 11:26 with Moses "looking (578 /apoblépō) away from" Egypt. Moses forsook (looked away from) the physical allurements of the world – looking forward to God's reward (note the prefix, apo). By separating himself from Egypt (earthly advantages), he went on to God's heavenly reward.

["In secular Greek, 578 (apoblépō) expresses the activity of the astronomer who observes the heavenly motions, or that of a painter who fixes his gaze on a model, constantly checking in order to take in every detail (Plato, Resp. 6.48c)" (Ceslas Spicq, Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, Vol 1, 1994, 174).

Suidas' ancient Greek lexicon notes that 578 /apoblépō expressed a "personal sense of wonder" (so Aeschines). Philostratus and Xenophon also used it to mean, "gaze" (ibid).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from apo and blepó
to look away from all else at an object
NASB Translation
looking (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 578: ἀποβλέπω

ἀποβλέπω: (imperfect ἀπεβλεπον); to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on some one thing; to look at attentively: εἰς τί (often in Greek writings); tropically, to look with steadfast mental gaze: εἰς τήν μισθαποδοσίαν, Hebrews 11:26 (Winer's Grammar, § 66, 2 d.).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
intently regard, pay attention

From apo and blepo; to look away from everything else, i.e. (figuratively) intently regard -- have respect.

see GREEK apo

see GREEK blepo

Forms and Transliterations
απέβλεπε απεβλεπεν ἀπέβλεπεν απέβλεψεν αποβλέπετε αποβλέποντες αποβλέπουσιν apeblepen apéblepen
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Englishman's Concordance
Hebrews 11:26 V-IIA-3S
GRK: τοῦ χριστοῦ ἀπέβλεπεν γὰρ εἰς
NAS: of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.
KJV: for he had respect unto
INT: of Christ he had respect indeed to

Strong's Greek 578
1 Occurrence

ἀπέβλεπεν — 1 Occ.

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