Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
Beholden, now used only as a
p. pr. & vb. n.
behealdanto hold, have in sight; pref.
healdanto hold, keep; akin to G.
behaltento hold, keep. See
To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
beheldthe serpent of brass, he lived.
Num. xxi. 9.
Beholdthe Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
John. i. 29.
Syn. – To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern.
To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see.
beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, . . . a lamb as it had been slain.
Rev. v. 6.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To fix the eyes upon; to see with attention; to observe with care.
Behold the lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1.
2.In a less intensive sense, to look upon; to see.
When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. Num. 21.
And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne, a lamb,as it had been slain. Rev.5.
1.To fix the attention upon an object; to attend; to direct or fix the mind.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. Rev.3.word is much used in this manner for exciting attention, or admiration. It is in the imperative mode, expressing command, or exhortation; and by no means a mere exclamation.