|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
2. (v. t.) To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
3. (v. t.) To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.
4. (v. i.) To have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.
5. (v. i.) To have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kon-sep'-shun, kon-sev' (harah, and derivatives; sullambano): Physically, the beginning of a new life in the womb of a mother, "to catch on," used thus some forty times, as in Genesis 3:16; Genesis 4:1 Psalm 51:5. Metaphorically, applied to the start and growth within the heart, of thought, purpose, desire, e.g. "conceive mischief" (Job 15:35 Psalm 7:14), "conceive chaff" (Isaiah 33:11). This figure is carried out in details in James 1:15: "Lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin."
Conceive (23 Occurrences)
Matthew 1:23 Lo, the virgin shall conceive, and she shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,' which is, being interpreted 'With us 'he is' God.' (YLT RSV)
Luke 1:31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name'Jesus.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Hebrews 11:11 By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 19:36 And the two daughters of Lot conceive from their father, (YLT)
Genesis 30:19 Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:38 He set the rods which he had peeled opposite the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink. They conceived when they came to drink. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Genesis 30:39 The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Genesis 30:41 It happened, whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Genesis 31:10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled. (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Leviticus 12:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying,'If a woman conceives, and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of her monthly period she shall be unclean. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Numbers 5:28 If the woman isn't defiled, but is clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Numbers 11:12 Have I conceived all this people? Have I brought them forth, that you should tell me,'Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which you swore to their fathers?' (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 13:3 The angel of Yahweh appeared to the woman, and said to her, "See now, you are barren, and don't bear; but you shall conceive, and bear a son. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 13:5 for, behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb: and he shall begin to save Israel out of the hand of the Philistines." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 13:7 but he said to me,'Behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing; for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ruth 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in unto her, and the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son. (See NAS NIV)
Job 15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. Their heart prepares deceit." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 35:20 For they don't speak peace, but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land. (See RSV)
Psalms 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity. In sin my mother conceived me. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Isaiah 33:11 You will conceive chaff. You will bring forth stubble. Your breath is a fire that will devour you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 59:4 None sues in righteousness, and none pleads in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 6:14 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy humiliation shall be in the midst of thee: and thou shalt put away, but shalt not save; and that which thou savest will I give up to the sword. (See JPS)