Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, be, go, omit, remit, suffer, yield up, to send forth, in various applications (as follow)

Greek: ἀφίημι, aphiēmi (G863)

133 King James Bible Verses


Here are cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἀφίημι 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: G863

Greek Base Word: ἀφίημι

Usage: Cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up

Definition: To send forth, in various applications (as follow).

Detailed definition:

  1. To send away.
    1. To bid going away or depart.
      1. Of a husband divorcing his wife.
    2. To send forth, yield up, to expire.
    3. To let go, let alone, let be.
      1. To disregard.
      2. To leave, not to discuss now, (a topic).
        1. Of teachers, writers and speakers.
      3. To omit, neglect.
    4. To let go, give up a debt, forgive, to remit.
    5. To give up, keep no longer.
  2. To permit, allow, not to hinder, to give up a thing to a person.
  3. To leave, go way from one.
    1. In order to go to another place.
    2. To depart from any one.
    3. To depart from one and leave him to himself so that all mutual claims are abandoned.
    4. To desert wrongfully.
    5. To go away leaving something behind.
    6. To leave one by not taking him as a companion.
    7. To leave on dying, leave behind one.
    8. To leave so that what is left may remain, leave remaining.
    9. Abandon, leave destitute.

Derived terms: From G575 and ἵημι (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι, to go).

See also:

  1. G575


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑˈfi.e.mi
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑˈfi.e̞.mi
  3. Transliteration: aphiēmi
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ah-FEE-ay-mee
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ah-FEE-ay-mee

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