Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 

See! Behold!

Mnemonic Singing: 

Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of the virgin


This form of the verb is actually the aorist middle imperative form of ei\don, but it is used so many times in this particular form that we thought it best to view it as a separate word.

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 1:20 But as he pondered this, behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:23 “Behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), the virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which translated means “God is with us.”
Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
Matthew 2:9 And having listened to the king, they continued their journey, and the star they had seen in its rising went before them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
Matthew 2:13 After they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
Matthew 2:19 But when Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
Matthew 3:16 And when Jesus was baptized, just as he was coming up from the water, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.
Matthew 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I delight.”
Matthew 4:11 Then the devil left him, and behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), angels came and began to take care of him.
Matthew 7:4 Or how dare you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ and look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), there is a log in your own eye?
Matthew 8:2 A leper came up to him, knelt down, and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Matthew 8:24 Suddenly a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
Matthew 8:29 They cried out, “What do you have to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here before the appointed time to torment us?”
Matthew 8:32 And he said to them, “Be gone.” So they came out and went into the pigs. Then the entire herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters.
Matthew 8:34 Then the entire town went out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.
Matthew 9:2 And some people brought to him a paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take courage, my son; your sins are forgiven.”
Matthew 9:3 At this, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.”
Matthew 9:10 And as Jesus sat at table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were eating with Jesus and his disciples.
Matthew 9:18 As he was saying these things a ruler came and bowed down before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come, lay your hand on her and she will live again.”
Matthew 9:20 Just then a woman who had suffered from severe bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak,
Matthew 9:32 As they were going away, others brought to him a man who could not speak and was demon-possessed.
Matthew 10:16 “Behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
Matthew 11:8 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), those who wear soft clothing are in the courts of kings.
Matthew 11:10 This is the one about whom it stands written, ‘Behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), I send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’
Matthew 11:19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look (idou | ἰδού | interjection) at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is shown to be right by what she does.”
Matthew 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.”
Matthew 12:10 and there he saw (idou | ἰδού | interjection) a man with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” — so they might have a charge to bring against him.
Matthew 12:18 “Here (idou | ἰδού | interjection) is my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), something greater than Jonah is here!
Matthew 12:42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), something greater than Solomon is here!
Matthew 12:46 While he was still speaking to the people, his mother and his brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
Matthew 12:47
Matthew 12:49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), here are my mother and my brothers!
Matthew 13:3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow.
Matthew 15:22 And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to shout, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is horribly demon-possessed.”
Matthew 17:3 Suddenly (idou | ἰδού | interjection) there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I am well pleased; listen to him!”
Matthew 19:16 A young man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do so that I may have eternal life?”
Matthew 19:27 Then Peter responded, saying to him, “See (idou | ἰδού | interjection), we have left everything and followed you. What then will there be for us?”
Matthew 20:18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the ruling priests and the scribes. They will condemn him to death,
Matthew 20:30 Two blind men were sitting beside the road, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by they cried out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
Matthew 21:5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold (idou | ἰδού | interjection), your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
Matthew 22:4 Then he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “See (idou | ἰδού | interjection), I have prepared my banquet, my oxen and fattened calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’
Matthew 23:34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town,
Matthew 23:38 Look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), your house is left to you desolate!
Matthew 24:23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ Do not believe him.
Matthew 24:25 Mark (idou | ἰδού | interjection) well, I have warned you in advance.
Matthew 24:26 So, if they say to you, ‘There (idou | ἰδού | interjection) he is, out in the wilderness!’ do not go out; or, ‘Here (idou | ἰδού | interjection) he is, in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
Matthew 25:6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
Matthew 26:45 Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Look (idou | ἰδού | interjection), the hour has come, and the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of sinners.