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Expression idou (behold) in the Gospels-Acts

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


Matthew

1: 20But just when he had resolved to do this, behold (idou) an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
1: 23"Behold (idou), the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us."
2: 1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, behold (idou), wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
2: 9When they had heard the king, they set out; and behold (idou), ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was.
2: 13Now after they had left, behold (idou), an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him."
2: 19When Herod died, behold (idou), an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said,
3: 16And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, behold (idou) the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
3: 17And behold (idou) a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased."
4: 11Then the devil left him, and behold (idou) angels came and waited on him.
7: 4Or how can you say to your neighbor, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold (idou) the log is in your own eye?
8: 2and behold (idou) there was a leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean."
8: 24And behold (idou) a windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
8: 29And behold (idou) they shouted, "What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
8: 32And he said to them, "Go!" So they came out and entered the swine; and behold (idou), the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the water.
8: 34And behold (idou) the whole town came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighborhood.
9: 2And behold (idou) some people were carrying a paralyzed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."
9: 3And behold (idou) some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming."
9: 10And as he sat at dinner in the house, and behold (idou) many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples.
9: 18While he was saying these things to them, behold (idou) a leader of the synagogue came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."
9: 20And behold (idou) a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak,
9: 32After they had gone away, behold (idou) a demoniac who was mute was brought to him.
10: 16"Behold (idou), I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
11: 8What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Behold (idou), those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces.
11: 10This is the one about whom it is written, 'Behold (idou), I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
11: 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold (idou), a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."
12: 2When the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, " Behold (idou), your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath."
12: 10and behold (idou) a man was there with a withered hand, and they asked him, "Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?" so that they might accuse him.
12: 18"Behold (idou) 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 Gentiles.
12: 41The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and behold (idou), something greater than Jonah is here!
12: 42The 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 listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and behold (idou), something greater than Solomon is here!
12: 46While he was still speaking to the crowds, behold (idou) his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him.
12: 47Someone told him, "Behold (idou), your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you."
12: 49And pointing to his disciples, he said, "Behold (idou) my mother and my brothers!
13: 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: "Behold (idou)! A sower went out to sow.
15: 22And behold (idou) a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon."
17: 3And behold (idou) there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
17: 5While he was still speaking, behold (idou) a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold (idou) from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"
19: 16And behold (idou) someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?"
19: 27Then Peter said in reply, "Behold (idou), we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?"
20: 18"Behold (idou), we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death;
20: 30And behold (idou) there were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
21: 5"Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold (idou), your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
22: 4Again he sent other slaves, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited: Behold (idou), I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.'
23: 34Therefore, behold (idou), I send you prophets, sages, and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town,
23: 38Behold (idou), your house is left to you, desolate.
24: 23Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold (idou)! Here is the Messiah!' or 'There he is!' - do not believe it.
24: 25Behold (idou), I have told you beforehand.
24: 26So, if they say to you, 'Behold (idou)! He is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Behold (idou)! He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
25: 6But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold (idou)! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'
26: 45Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold (idou), the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26: 46Get up, let us be going. Behold (idou), my betrayer is at hand."
26: 47While he was still speaking, behold (idou), Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; with him was a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
26: 51And behold (idou), one of those with Jesus put his hand on his sword, drew it, and struck the slave of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
27: 51And behold (idou), the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split.
28: 2And behold (idou) there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
28: 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and behold (idou) he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.' Behold (idou), I told you."
28: 9And behold (idou) Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.
28: 11While they were going, behold (idou) some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened.
28: 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And behold (idou), I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Mark

1: 2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "Behold (idou), I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way;
3: 32A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, " Behold (idou), your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you."
4: 3"Behold (idou)! A sower went out to sow.
10: 28Peter began to say to him, "Behold (idou), we have left everything and followed you."
10: 33saying, "Behold (idou), we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles;
14: 41He came a third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Enough! The hour has come; behold (idou), the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
14: 42Get up, let us be going. Behold (idou), my betrayer is at hand."

Luke

1: 20And behold (idou), because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time, you will become mute, unable to speak, until the day these things occur."
1: 31And behold (idou), you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.
1: 36And behold (idou), your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren.
1: 38Then Mary said, "Behold (idou), I am the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.
1: 44For behold (idou) as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy.
1: 48for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Behold (idou), from now on all generations will call me blessed;
2: 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold (idou) - I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:
2: 25And behold (idou) there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.
2: 34Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, " Behold (idou), this child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed
2: 48When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Behold (idou), your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety."
5: 12Once, when he was in one of the cities, behold (idou) there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean."
5: 18And behold (idou) some men came, carrying a paralyzed man on a bed. They were trying to bring him in and lay him before Jesus;
6: 23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for behold (idou) your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
7: 12As he approached the gate of the town, and behold (idou) a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town.
7: 25What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Behold (idou), those who put on fine clothing and live in luxury are in royal palaces.
7: 27This is the one about whom it is written, 'Behold (idou), I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
7: 34the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold (idou), a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
7: 37And behold (idou) a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
8: 41And behold (idou) there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus' feet and begged him to come to his house,
9: 30And behold (idou) they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.
9: 38And behold (idou) a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child.
9: 39And behold (idou) a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him.
10: 3Go on your way. Behold (idou), I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.
10: 19Behold (idou), I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.
10: 25And behold (idou) a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
11: 31The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and behold (idou), something greater than Solomon is here!
11: 32The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and behold (idou), something greater than Jonah is here!
11: 41So give for alms those things that are within; and behold (idou), everything will be clean for you.
13: 7So he said to the gardener, 'Behold (idou) here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?'
13: 11And behold (idou) there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.
13: 16And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound behold (idou) for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?"
13: 30And behold (idou), some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
13: 32He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Behold (idou), I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work.
13: 35Behold (idou), your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
14: 2And behold (idou), in front of him, there was a man who had edema (dropsy).
15: 29But he answered his father, 'Behold (idou)! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends.
17: 21nor will they say, 'Behold (idou), here it is!' or 'There it is!' For, behold (idou), the kingdom of God is among you."
17: 23They will say to you, 'Behold (idou) there!' or 'Behold (idou) here!' Do not go, do not set off in pursuit.
18: 28Then Peter said, "Behold (idou), we have left our homes and followed you."
18: 31Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold (idou), we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished.
19: 2And behold (idou) a man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich.
19: 8Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Behold (idou), half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much."
19: 20Then the other came, saying, 'Lord, behold (idou) your pound. I wrapped it up in a piece of cloth,
22: 10"Behold (idou)," he said to them, "when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him into the house he enters
22: 21But behold (idou), the one who betrays me is with me, and his hand is on the table.
22: 31"Simon, Simon, behold (idou)! Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat,
22: 38They said, "Lord, behold (idou), here are two swords." He replied, "It is enough."
22: 47While he was still speaking, behold (idou) a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him;
23: 14and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and behold (idou) I have examined him in your presence and have not found this man guilty of any of your charges against him.
23: 15Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us. And behold (idou), he has done nothing to deserve death.
23: 29For behold (idou), the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'
23: 50And behold (idou) there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council,
24: 4While they were perplexed about this, and behold (idou) two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.
24: 13And behold (idou) on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,
24: 49And behold (idou), I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

John

4: 35Do you not say, 'Four months more, then comes the harvest'? Behold (idou) I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.
12: 15"Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Behold (idou), your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!"
16: 32Behold (idou), the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me.
19: 5So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, " Behold (idou) the man!"

Acts

1: 10While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, and behold (idou) two men in white robes stood by them.
2: 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, " Behold (idou), are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
5: 9Then Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Behold (idou), the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out."
5: 25Then someone arrived and announced, "Behold (idou), the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!"
5: 28saying, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, behold (idou) you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man's blood on us."
7: 56"Behold (idou)," he said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
8: 27So he got up and went. And behold (idou), there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
8: 36As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Behold (idou), here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?"
9: 10Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." He answered, "Behold (idou) I am, Lord."
9: 11The Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. For behold (idou) he is praying,
10: 17Now while Peter was greatly puzzled about what to make of the vision that he had seen, behold (idou) the men sent by Cornelius appeared. They were asking for Simon's house and were standing by the gate.
10: 19While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold (idou), three men are searching for you.
10: 21So Peter went down to the men and said, " Behold (idou) I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for your coming?"
10: 30Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this very hour, at three o'clock, I was praying in my house and behold (idou) a man in dazzling clothes stood before me.
11: 11And behold (idou), at that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were.
12: 7And behold (idou) an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his wrists.
13: 11And now behold (idou) - the hand of the Lord is against you, and you will be blind for a while, unable to see the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he went about groping for someone to lead him by the hand.
13: 25And as John was finishing his work, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold (idou) one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on his feet.'
13: 46Then both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you reject it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of eternal life, behold (idou) we are now turning to the Gentiles.
16: 1Paul went on also to Derbe and to Lystra, and behold (idou) there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek.
20: 22And now behold (idou), as a captive to the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,
20: 25"And now behold (idou) I know that none of you, among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom, will ever see my face again.
27: 24and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before the emperor; and behold (idou), God has granted safety to all those who are sailing with you.'