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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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CONSIDER, verb transitive [Latin , to consider to view attentively, to sit by; to sit. See Sit. The literal sense is, to sit by or close, or to set the mind or the eye to; hence, to view or examine with attention.]

1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.

Know, therefore, this day, and consider it in thy heart. Deuteronomy 4:39.

Hast thou considered my servant Job? Job 1:8.

CONSIDER the lilies of the field how they grow. Matthew 6:28.

2. To view attentively; to observe and examine.

The priest shall consider the leprosy. Leviticus 13:13.

3. To attend to; to relieve.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor. Psalms 41:1.

4. To have regard to; to respect.

Let us consider one another, to provoke to love, and to good words. Hebrews 10:24.

5. To take into view in examination, or into account in estimates.

In adjusting accounts, services, time, and expense ought to be considered.

6. In the imperative, consider is equivalent to, think with care, attend, examine the subject with a view to truth or the consequences of a measure. So we use see, observe, think, attend.

7. To requite; to reward; particularly for gratuitous services.

CONSIDER, verb intransitive

1. To think seriously, maturely or carefully; to reflect.

None considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge or understanding. Isaiah 44:19.

In the day of adversity consider Ecclesiastes 7:13.

2. To deliberate; to turn in the mind; as in the case of a single person; to deliberate or consult, as numbers; sometimes followed by of; as, I will consider your case, or of your case.

The apostles and elders come together to consider of this matter. Acts 15:6.

3. To doubt; to hesitate.