Observation, Observe - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Observation, Observe

[ A-1,Noun,G3907, parateresis ]
attentive watching" (akin to paratereo, "to observe"), is used in Luke 17:20, of the manner in which the kingdom of God (i.e., the operation of the spiritual kingdom in the hearts of men) does not come, "in such a manner that it can be watched with the eyes" (Grimm-Thayer), or, as AV marg., "with outward show."

[ B-1,Verb,G333, anatheoreo ]
"to observe carefully, consider well" (ana, "up," intensive, and theoreo, "to behold"), is used in Acts 17:23, RV, "observed" (of Paul's notice of the objects of Athenian worship), and Hebrews 13:7, "considering." See BEHOLD.

[ B-2,Verb,G5083, tereo ]
See KEEP, No. 1.

[ B-3,Verb,G4933, suntereo ]
See KEEP, No. 3.

[ B-4,Verb,G3906, paratereo ]
"to watch closely, observe narrowly" (para, used intensively, and No. 2), is translated "ye observe" in Galatians 4:10, where the Middle Voice suggests that their religious observance of days, etc. was not from disinterested motives, but with a view to their own advantage. See WATCH. Cp. phroneo ("to think"), "regardeth" in Romans 14:6, where the subject is connected with the above, though the motive differs.

[ B-5,Verb,G5442, phulasso ]
See KEEP, No. 4.

[ B-6,Verb,G4160, poieo ]
"to do," is translated "to observe" in Acts 16:21. See DO.

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