(WEY), John 12:19The result was that the Pharisees said among themselves, "Observe how idle all your efforts are! Rule of practice; thing to be observed. Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Liberty, (See NAS), Exodus 31:13"Speak also to the children of Israel, saying,'Most certainly you shall keep my Sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies you. (See RSV), Exodus 12:17You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever. The act of observing; the act of keeping or adhering to in practice; performance; as the observance of rules, rites, ceremonies or laws. (v. t.) To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army. Careful observers may foretell the hour, by sure prognostic, when to dread a shower. Includes tens of thousands of topical, encyclopedic, dictionary, and commentary entries all linked to verses, fully searchable by topic or verse reference. 1st John 5:7: The best proof of the Trinity you might not have read! ... /hebrew/5341.htm - 6k, 8104. shamar -- to keep, watch, preserve... 1), indignant (1), keep (156), keeper (8), keepers (2), keeping (10), keeps (19), kept (38), kept watch (2), maintained (1), mark (2), observe (30), observed (6 ... /hebrew/8104.htm - 7k, 2287. chagag -- to make a pilgrimage, keep a pilgrim feast... to make a pilgrimage, keep a pilgrim feast NASB Word Usage celebrate (9), celebrate a feast (3), dancing (1), keeping festival (1), observe (1), reeled (1). We are told how observant Alexander was of his master Aristotle. '(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS), Numbers 29:12"'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work, and you shall keep a feast to Yahweh seven days:(See NAS), Deuteronomy 4:6Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. | GotQuestions.org, What does shabbat mean? (See NIV), Galatians 4:10You observe days, months, seasons, and years. To take notice or cognizance of by the intellect. If so, how? The sense is to hold in view, or to keep the eyes on. (See NAS), 1 Peter 2:12having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation. Please feel free to link to pages on this site, but do not copy articles without authors' permission. Giving particular attention; habitually taking notice; attentive to what passes. 1 Corinthians 10, and Your Neighbor, Summary In the last case, the King James Version editors seem to have used "to observe" as meaning "to give reverence to.". Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT), Deuteronomy 15:5if only you diligently listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all this commandment which I command you this day. Orr, James, M.A., D.D. and Practical Applications, Addendum: @KeelanDid crosscheck but was interested in the KJV, why they used it seeing this could also have referred to the Jewish nation. Worthy of observation or of particular notice; remarkable. (See RSV), Leviticus 23:32It shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall deny yourselves. 2. For reference, RASHI's actual comment on this word in this verse is a quotation from a midrashic commentary: רבי עקיבה אומר אלו נותני עונות, שאומרים עונה פלונית יפה להתחיל. Observe this proposition; viz. Notion gained by observing; the effect or result of seeing or taking cognizance in the mind, and either retained in the mind or expressed in words; inference or something arising out of the act of seeing or noticing, or that which is produced by thinking and reflecting on a subject; note; remark; animadversion. The Amplified Bible translates the same phrase as "a soothsayer". Observe that, by means of the grain of mustard seed in the parable? ... /hebrew/2287.htm - 6k, 7789. shur -- to behold, regard... regards (1), see (1), watch (1). 5. L. observo; ob and servo, to keep or hold. So, what does it mean to observe times? is a matter of extraordinary dispute at the present time. I am Yahweh. To see or behold with some attention; to notice; as, to observe a halo round the moon; I observed a singular phenomenon; we observe strangers or their dress. 3. have ye not known that a man like me doth diligently observe? to keep, observe (sabbath). | GotQuestions.org, What day is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday? The NIV translates it as "interprets omens" and the Message Bible says "fortune teller". So Genesis 37:11, the King James Version "His father observed the saying" (the Revised Version (British and American) "kept the saying in mind"); Hosea 13:7, "As a leopard .... will I observe them" (the Revised Version (British and American) "watch"); Jonah 2:8, "observe lying vanities" (the Revised Version (British and American) "regard," but "give heed to" would be clearer; compare Psalms 107:43).