Jun
2013

The Greek word apallasso

Found just three times in the New Testament (Lk. 12:58; Acts 19:12; Heb. 2:15), the Greek verb “apallasso” meant “deliver,” “depart,” or “set free.”  Jesus has “freed” or “liberated” people from the fear of death (Heb. 2:15).  In Acts 19:12 this term has the sense of “withdraw” or “leave” (diseases and evil spirits “went out” or “departed”).  In Lk. 12:58 this verb describes trying to settle things with someone and thus be “delivered” or “break free” from undesired consequences.