Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission, freedom, Greek: ἄφεσις, aphesis (G859)

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Here are deliverance, forgiveness, liberty and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἄφεσις mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G859

Greek Base Word: ἄφεσις

Usage: Deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission

Definition: Freedom; (figuratively) pardon.

Detailed definition:

  1. Release from bondage or imprisonment.
  2. Forgiveness or pardon, of sins (letting them go as if they had never been committed), remission of the penalty.

Derived terms: From G863.

See also:

  1. G863


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈɑ.fɛ.sis
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈɑ.fe̞.sis
  3. Transliteration: aphesis
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: AH-feh-sees
  5. Modern Pronunciation: AH-fay-sees

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