Exercise: Seeing – PS

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Exercise: Seeing

What does the word “see” or “seeing” mean in each of these phrases?

  1. “It is such a clear night, I can see a lot of stars”
  2. “See that you keep these in the correct order”
  3. “When you mention summer, I see the beach and sand in my mind”
  4. “He always sees the best in people”
  5. “I see what you mean. I hadn’t thought of it like that”
  6. “Please see the guests to the door”
  7. “He always sees the best in people”


Below are some possible ways of understanding the use of the word ‘see’. Can you match the meanings below with the phrases above?

(a) observe

(b) imagine

(c) consider the fact that

(d) understand

(e) accompany

(f) pay attention to

(g) recognize

(h) visualize

(i) _____________


Return to look at Bereshit 16:13 – the word ‘see’ is used 4 times – which senses of ‘see’ could be meant on each of these occasions? How do different meanings of ‘see’ change how we understand the passage?


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