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There is a kind of seeing with discernment (Mark 4:12, quoting Isa. 6:9), but also a merely external observation of a miracle [[➝ miracles]] or marvel without discernment of its significance (Mark 15:32; John 4:48). That is to say, there can be physical sight, merely; or there can be (John uses another Greek verb) spiritual perception too (John 14:19 and 16:16 ff.) which is the work of faith (John 20:29). The request of the Greeks to ‘see Jesus’ (John 12:21) shows that they are within reach of faith and that this faith is a possibility open to all races. However, whatever degree of sight people may be given now, it will be exceeded in the Kingdom (1 Cor. 2:9; Heb. 11:1). It is suggested that ‘no one has ever seen God’ and he can be ‘known’ only through his Son (John 1:18), but in general this Christian exclusivism is expressed more modestly: it is ‘the glory of God’ which can be ‘seen’ (John 11:40), or ‘knowledge’, rather than ‘sight’, ‘face to face’ (1 Cor. 13:12).

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  • See- — See …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • See —  See …   Hochdeutsch - Plautdietsch Wörterbuch

  • see — see1 [sē] vt. saw, seen, seeing [ME seen < OE seon (< * sehwan), akin to Ger sehen, Goth saihwan < IE base * sekw , to observe, show, see, tell: see SAY] 1. a) to get knowledge or an awareness of through the eyes; perceive visually; look …   English World dictionary

  • See — (s[=e]), v. t. [imp. {Saw} (s[add]); p. p. {Seen} (s[=e]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeing}.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, AS. se[ o]n; akin to OFries. s[=i]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a], Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sa[ i]hwan, and probably… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See — See, v. i. 1. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly. [1913 Webster] Whereas I was blind, now I see. John ix. 25. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: To have …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • see — vb 1 See, behold, descry, espy, view, survey, contemplate, observe, notice, remark, note, perceive, discern can all mean to take cognizance of something by physical or sometimes mental vision. See, the most general of these terms, may be used to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • see — Ⅰ. see [1] ► VERB (sees, seeing; past saw; past part. seen) 1) perceive with the eyes. 2) experience or witness. 3) deduce after reflection or from information. 4) …   English terms dictionary

  • See — See, n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See {Sit}, and cf. {Siege}.] 1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Jove laughed on Venus from his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SEE — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Sigle 2 Patronyme 3 Toponyme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sée — Die Mündung der Sée bei AvranchesVorlage:Infobox Fluss/KARTE fehlt Daten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • see — what you see is what you get see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see there’s none so blind as those who will not see what the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over …   Proverbs new dictionary

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