Beware - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G991, blepo ]
to See," is applied to mental vision, and is sometimes used by way of warning "to take heed" against an object, Mark 8:15; Mark 12:38; Acts 13:40; Philippians 3:2 (three times); in Colossians 2:8, RV, "take heed," marg., "See whether." See BEHOLD.

[ 2,,G4337, prosecho ]
lit., "to hold to" (pros, "to," echo, "to have, to hold"), hence, "to turn one's mind or attention to a thing by being on one's guard against it" is translated "beware" in Matthew 7:15; Matthew 10:17; Matthew 16:6, Matthew 16:11-Matthew 16:12; Luke 12:1; Luke 20:46. See ATTEND, HEED, REGARD.

[ 3,,G5442, phulasso ]
"to guard, watch, keep," is used, in the Middle Voice, of being "on one's guard against" (the Middle V. stressing personal interest in the action), Luke 12:15, "beware of," RV, "keep yourselves from," as in Acts 21:25; in 2 Timothy 4:15, "be thou ware;" in 2 Peter 3:17, "beware." See GUARD, KEEP, OBSERVE, SAVE.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words