aphesis: dismissal, release, fig. pardonOriginal Word: ἄφεσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (af'-es-is)
Short Definition: deliverance, pardon, complete forgiveness
Definition: a sending away, a letting go, a release, pardon, complete forgiveness.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
dismissal, release, fig. pardon
forgiveness (15), free* (1), release (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 859: ἄφεσις
ἄφεσις, ἀφέσεως, ἡ (ἀφίημι);
2. ἄφεσις ἁμαρτιῶν forgiveness, pardon, of sins (properly, the letting them go, as if they had not been committed (see at length Trench, § xxxiii.)), remission of their penalty: Matthew 26:28; Mark 1:4; Luke 1:77; Luke 3:3; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; Acts 5:31; Acts 10:43; Acts 13:38; Acts 26:18; Colossians 1:14; τῶν παραπτωμάτων, Ephesians 1:7; and simply ἄφεσις: Mark 3:29; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:18 (φόνου, Plato, legg. 9, p. 869 d.; ἐγκληματων, Diodorus 20, 44 (so Dionysius Halicarnassus 50:8 § 50, see also 7, 33; 7, 46; especially 7, 64; ἁμαρτημάτων, Philo, vit. Moys. 3:17; others.)). From aphiemi; freedom; (figuratively) pardon -- deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission. see GREEK aphiemi
From aphiemi; freedom; (figuratively) pardon -- deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission.
see GREEK aphiemi
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 859
ἀφέσει — 2 Occ.
ἄφεσιν — 12 Occ.
ἄφεσις — 3 Occ.
Matthew 26:28 N-AFS
GRK: ἐκχυννόμενον εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν
NAS: out for many for forgiveness of sins.
KJV: many for the remission of sins.
INT: is poured out for forgiveness of sins
Luke 4:18 N-AFS
Acts 10:43 N-AFS