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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To keep close watch; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.

2. (v. t.) To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon; to watch; to observe.

3. (v. i.) To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.

4. (n.) A spy; a scout.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ESPY

es-pi':

"Espy" in modern English means "to catch sight of," rather than "to explore secretly." the Revised Version (British and American) therefore retains it in Genesis 42:27, "He espied his money" (Hebrew ra'ah, "see"), while in Joshua 14:7 "espy out the land" (the King James Version) becomes "spy out the land." the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "watch" for "espy" in Jeremiah 48:19, and "searched out" for "espied" in Ezekiel 20:6, with a gain in accuracy of rendering

(compare the context).

Strong's Hebrew
6822. tsaphah -- to look out or about, spy, keep watch
... behold, espy, look up well, wait for, keep the watchman. A primitive root;
properly, to lean forward, ie To peer into the distance ...
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8447. tor -- a plait, turn
... 2), standard (1), turn (2). chapman, sent to descry, be excellent, merchantman,
search out, seek, espy out. Or tor {tore}; from tuwr ...
/hebrew/8447.htm - 6k

7200. raah -- to see
... 1), visit (1), watch (2). advise cause to, show self, sight of others, espy,
stare, surely, think, view,. A primitive root; to see ...
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7270. ragal -- to go about on foot
... spies (11), spy (9), taught to walk (1). backbite, slander, espy out, teach
to go, view. A primitive root; to walk along; but only ...
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Library

Here Beginneth the History of Joseph and his Brethren
... He remembered the dreams that he sometime had seen, and told them and said: Ye be
spies and be come hither for to espy the weakest places of this land, which ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/here beginneth the history of 2.htm

How we Forsake Divine Love for that of Creatures.
... sometimes in the air, and sail about hither and thither, admiring the variety of
their plumage, and then the tercelets and falcons that espy them fall upon ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter iii how we forsake.htm

Psalm 55
... and do their tongues divide; For in the city violence. and strife I have
espy'd. ^10They day and night upon the walls. do go about it round: ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 55.htm

How Shall I Sing that Majesty
... Lie plain before Its view. Motions and thoughts before they grow,. Thy knowledge
doth espy; What unborn ages are to do,. Is done before Thine eye. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/clxix how shall i sing.htm

Morning
... When they have sworn, and stedfast mean,. Counting the cost, in all t' espy. Their
GOD, in all themselves deny. O could we learn that sacrifice,. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/cclxxxviii morning.htm

Ave, Gratia Plena
... What glory thou above hast won,. By special grace of thy dear Son,. We see not yet,
nor dare espy. Thy crownéd form with open eye. Rather beside the manger meek ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/cccxxx ave gratia plena.htm

"Not that Thou Wouldst Take them Out of the World, but Keep them ...
... 1 Sweet is the bliss of souls serene, When they have sworn and steadfast mean, Counting
the cost, in all t' espy Their God, in all themselves deny. ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/414 not that thou.htm

"And if any Man Sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,",
... the more because I verily apprehend it to be the plague of many Christians, who
have some general insight into the matter of good and evil, and espy some more ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxiv and if any.htm

Of the Zeal or Jealousy which we have for Our Lord.
... yet a mother, but with her mothership she puts on a lion's heart: ever the head
up, the eyes on guard, and darting glances on every side, to espy the smallest ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xiv of the zeal.htm

Superiors Ought Carefully to Examine the Dispositions of those ...
... is to be taken of the judgment of the master or mistress of the novices, who are
most to be credited, as having the opportunity and means to espy and penetrate ...
/.../chapter viii superiors ought carefully.htm

Thesaurus
Espy (2 Occurrences)
... eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice;
to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to ...
/e/espy.htm - 8k

Spy (27 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or
in a state of concealment; to espy; to see. ... SPY. spi. See ESPY. ...
/s/spy.htm - 16k

Kadeshbarnea (9 Occurrences)
... Joshua 14:7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from
Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in ...
/k/kadeshbarnea.htm - 11k

Tent (333 Occurrences)
... lands in the interior of Syria or Arabia, which probably have much the same aspect
today as in Abraham's time, it is an easy matter to espy an encampment of ...
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Espouseth (1 Occurrence)

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Esril

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Escapeth (11 Occurrences)
... (KJV JPS WBS). Jeremiah 48:19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy;
ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done? ...
/e/escapeth.htm - 9k

Descry (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To recognize; to discern; to discover;
to spy out or discover by the eye; to espy. 2. (vt) To ...
/d/descry.htm - 7k

Discover (28 Occurrences)
... vt) To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already,
but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect. ...
/d/discover.htm - 17k

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Jeremiah 48:19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask
him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done? ...
/f/fleeth.htm - 22k

Concordance
Espy (2 Occurrences)

Joshua 14:7
Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.
(KJV)

Jeremiah 48:19
O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?
(KJV WBS)

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Spy (27 Occurrences)

Kadeshbarnea (9 Occurrences)

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Espouseth (1 Occurrence)

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Descry (1 Occurrence)

Discover (28 Occurrences)

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)

Espied (3 Occurrences)

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