Seem - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1380, dokeo ]
(a) to be of opinion" (akin to doxa, "opinion"), e.g., Luke 8:18, RV, "thinketh" (AV, "seemeth"); so 1 Corinthians 3:18; to think, suppose, James 1:26, RV, "thinketh himself" (AV, "seem"); See SUPPOSE, THINK;
(b) "to seem, to be reputed," e.g., Acts 17:18; 1 Corinthians 11:16; 1 Corinthians 12:22; 2 Corinthians 10:9; Hebrews 4:1; Hebrews 12:11; for Galatians 2:2, Galatians 2:6, Galatians 2:9, See REPUTE;
(c) impersonally

(1) to think (See THINK),

(2) to "seem" good, Luke 1:3; Acts 15:22, RV, "it seemed good" (AV, "it pleased"); Acts 15:25, Acts 15:28 (Acts 15:34 in some mss.); in Hebrews 12:10, the neuter of the present participle is used with the article, lit., "the (thing) seeming good," RV, "(as) seemed good," AV, "after (their own) pleasure." See ACCOUNT, No. 1.

Notes: In Matthew 11:26; Luke 10:21, eudokia, "good pleasure, satisfaction" (eu, "well," and dokeo), is used with ginomai, "to become," and translated "it seemed good," AV (RV, "it was well-pleasing").

(2) In Luke 24:11, AV, phaino, "to appear" (Passive Voice), is translated "seemed" (RV, "appeared").

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words