New Testament

LUŌ/λύω: loosen, untie

 APOLUŌ/ἀπολύω (verb) 

APO/ἀπο (from) + LUŌ/λύω (to loose)


  1. As legal term, to grant acquittal, set free, release, pardon
  2. to release from a painful condition, free
  3. to permit or cause someone to leave a particular location let go, send away, dismiss
  4. to grant a request and so be rid of a pers., satisfy
  5. to dissolve a marriage relationship, to divorce
  6. to make a departure from a locality, go away

All occurrences of APOLUŌ/ἀπολύω in the NT:
Strong#: 630
Occurrences: 68

Matt 1:19And Iōsēph her husband-to-be, being just, and not wishing to put her to open shame, purposed to dismiss her secretly.
Matt 5:31And it was said: Whoever puts away his wife, let him give her a divorce.
Matt 5:32But I say to you that everyone putting away his wife except by reason of fornication makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries the one having been put away commits adultery.
Matt 14:15Now when it became evening, the disciples came to him saying: This place is a desert and the hour has already past. Therefore disperse the crowd so having gone into the towns they may buy themselves bread.
Matt 14:22And he compelled his disciples to embark in the boat and go to the other side, until he disperse the crowd.
Matt 14:23And having dispersed the crowd he went up to a mountain by himself to pray.
Matt 15:23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came to him asking him saying: Get rid of her, because she cries out after us.
Matt 15:32But when Iēsous summoned his disciples he said: I have compassion on the crowd, because already three days they remain with me and do not have anything to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they give out in the road.
Matt 15:39And when he sent the crowd away he embarked in a boat, and went to the hill country Magadan.
Matt 18:27And the lord having compassion on this slave loosed him, and forgave him the loan.
Matt 19:3And Pharisees came to him testing him and saying: Is it allowed for a person to put-away his wife for any reason?
Matt 19:7They say to him: Why therefore did Mōsēs command to give a scroll of divorce and put-her-away?
Matt 19:8He says to them: Because Mōsēs tolerated it to you because of your hard-heartedness. This did not come to pass from the beginning.
Matt 19:9But I say to you that whoever puts-away his wife makes her commit adultery, and the one having married the one having been put away commits adultery.
Matt 27:15Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to the crowd that they wished.
Matt 27:17Therefore when they gathered, Pilate said to them: Who do you wish that I release to you, Barabbas or Iēsous the one being called Christ?
Matt 27:21So the governor answering said to them: Who do you wish from the two that I should release to you? But they said: Barabbas.
Matt 27:26Then he released to them Barabbas, but having been flogged he delivered Iēsous up to be crucified.
Mark 6:36Disperse them, that having departed into the surrounding fields and villages they may buy for themselves something to eat.
Mark 6:45And straightway he brought his disciples to embark in the boat and to be going before him to the other side to Bethsaida until he disperse the crowd.
Mark 8:3And if I send them fasting to their house, they will give out in the road, and some of them are from afar.
Mark 8:9Now they were nearly four thousand. And he dispersed them.
Mark 10:2And Pharisees coming out asked him if it is allowed for a man to put away his wife, testing him.
Mark 10:4So they said: Mōsēs tolerated a scroll of divorce to write and to put her away.
Mark 10:11And he says to them; Whoever puts away his wife and marry another, commits adultery upon her.
Mark 10:12And whoever having put away her husband marries another, commits adultery.
Mark 15:6Now at the festival he used to release to them one prisoner that they were requesting.
Mark 15:9Then Pilate answered them saying: Do you wish I release to you the king of the Jews?
Mark 15:11But the chief priests had incited the crowd that he release to them Barabbas instead.
Mark 15:15And Pilate wishing the crowd to be satisfied, he released to them Barabbas, and handed over Iēsous after he was flogged that he be crucified.
Luke 2:29Now do you release your slave, Lord, According to your word in peace
Luke 6:37And be not judging, and you will not be judged. And be not condemning, and you will not be condemned. Be releasing, and you will be released.
Luke 8:38But the man from whom the demons were come out was begging of him to be with him, but he sent him away saying:
Luke 9:12Now the day began to be spent, so the twelve having come said to him: Disperse the crowd, that having proceeded into the surrounding towns and fields they may rest and find provisions, for here are we in a wilderness.
Luke 13:12So Iēsous seeing her called out and said to her: Woman, you are released of your sickliness,
Luke 14:4But they were silent. And having taken hold of him he healed him, and sent him away.
Luke 16:18For everyone putting away his woman and marrying another commits adultery, and the one having been sent away who marries commits adultery.
Luke 22:68And if I ask, you will not answer.
Luke 23:16Therefore having disciplined him I will release him.
Luke 23:17Now he had need to release to them one man according to the feast .
Luke 23:18And they cried out altogether saying: Be removing this one, and release to us Barabbas;
Luke 23:20But Pilate again called out to them: wanting to release Iēsous.
Luke 23:22But the third time he said to them: But what evil has this man done? I found nothing guilty of death in him. Therefore having disciplined him I will release him.
Luke 23:25So he released the one thrown in prison because of revolt and murder, whom they demanded, but Iēsous he delivered up to their will.
John 18:39But it is custom for you that I release to you one man on the Passover. Do you wish therefore that I release to you the king of the Jews?
John 19:10Pilate therefore says to him: To me do you not speak? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and I have authority to crucify you?
John 19:12From this Pilate was seeking to release him; but the Jews cried out saying: If you release him, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone making himself king opposes Caesar.
Acts 3:13The God of Abraam and Isaak and Iakōb, the God of our fathers, has glorified his child Iēsous, whom you indeed delivered up and denied against Pilate’s face, that one condemning to perish.
Acts 4:21So having further threatened them they dismissed them out, finding nothing as to how they many punish them, because of the people, for everyone was glorifying God upon the things having come to pass,
Acts 4:23So having been dismissed, they came to their own and reported to them as much as the chief priests and elders said to them.
Acts 5:40and having called upon the disciples, having beat them, they commanded them not to be speaking upon the name of Iēsous and dismissed them.
Acts 13:3Then having fasted and having prayed and having placed their hands on them, they departed.
Acts 15:30Indeed therefore having departed, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the multitude, they delivered the letter.
Acts 15:33So having done time, they departed, with peace from the brothers to those having sent them.
Acts 16:35Now when day came to pass, the soldiers sent the policemen saying: Release those people.
Acts 16:36Now the jailer reported these words to Paul, that: The soldiers have sent that you be released. Now therefore having come out, be going in peace.
Acts 17:9and having received bail for Jason and the rest they released them.
Acts 19:40For we are indeed in danger of being accused of an uprising concerning the events today, there being no cause, concerning which we will be unable to give reason concerning this commotion. And having said these things he dismissed the assembly.
Acts 23:22Indeed therefore the commander dismissed the youth, having commanded him to: Speak to no one that you have informed me of these things.
Acts 26:32So Agrippa said to Phestus: This person was able to be released except that he appealed to Caesar.
Acts 28:18who having examined me intended to release me because of no cause of death being in me.
Acts 28:25And being at variance towards one another they were departing, Paul having spoken one word, that: Well did the Holy Spirit speak through Ēsaias the prophet to your fathers
Heb 13:23You know our brother Timothy who is sent away, with whom if he come more quickly I will see you.

 LUTRON/λύτρον (noun) 


  1. price of release, ransom (especially also the ransom money for the manumission of slaves

All occurrences of LUTRON/λύτρον in the NT:
Strong#: 3083
Occurrences: 2

Matt 20:28Just as the son of humanity did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his psuchē-life as ransom for many.
Mark 10:45For even the son of humanity did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his psuchē-life a ransom for many.

 LUTROŌ/λυτρόω (verb) 


  1. to free by paying a ransom, redeem
  2. to liberate from an oppressive situation, set free, rescue, redeem

All occurrences of LUTROŌ/λυτρόω in the NT:
Strong#: 3084
Occurrences: 3

Luke 24:21But we were hoping that he is the one about to ransom Israēl. But with all these things it is the third day from which these things came to pass.
Tit 2:14who gave himself in our behalf, in order that he redeem us from all lawlessness and cleanse to himself a special people, zealots of good works.
1Pet 1:18knowing that: Not with perishable things, with silver or gold, were you ransomed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers,

 LUTRŌSIS/λύτρωσις (noun) 


  1. experience of being liberated from an oppressive situation, transferred sense of commercial usage ‘redemption of somthing for a price’: ransoming, releasing, redemption
abstract for concrete ransom(-money)

All occurrences of LUTRŌSIS/λύτρωσις in the NT:
Strong#: 3085
Occurrences: 3

Luke 1:68Blessed is the Lord God of Israēl Because he has cared for and made ransom for his people.
Luke 2:38And having stood by in this hour she was thanking God and was speaking concerning him to all awaiting the redemption in Hierosoluma.
Heb 9:12nor through blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood he entered once and for all into the Holies, having found eternal redemption.

 LUTRŌTĒS/λυτρωτής (noun) 


  1. redeemer

All occurrences of LUTRŌTĒS/λυτρωτής in the NT:
Strong#: 3086
Occurrences: 1

Acts 7:35This Mōsēs, whom they denied saying: Who appointed you ruler and judge? God sent this one both ruler and deliverer with the hand of the angel seen to him in the bush.

 LUŌ/λύω (verb) 


  1. to undo something that is used to tie up or constrain somthing, loose, untie
  2. to set free somthing tied or similarly constrained, set free, loose, untie
  3. to reduce somthing by violence into its components, destroy
  4. to do away with, destroy, bring to an end, abolish

All occurrences of LUŌ/λύω in the NT:
Strong#: 3089
Occurrences: 43

Matt 5:19For whoever sets aside one of these least commandments and so teaches people, he will be called least in the kingdom of the heavens. [But whoever does and teaches them, this one will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.]
Matt 16:19I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on earth will have been loosed in the heavens.
Matt 18:18Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on the earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth will have been loosed in heaven.
Matt 21:2Saying to them, Be going into the village opposite you and straightway you will find an ass tied and a colt with her. Having loosed them bring them to me.
Mark 1:7And he was preaching saying: The one mightier than me comes after me, of whom I am not sufficient having stooped down to loose the thong of his sandals.
Mark 7:35And his hearing was opened, and straightway the bonds of his tongue were loosed, and he spoke straight.
Mark 11:2and says to them: Be departing to the village opposite you, and straightway proceeding into it you will find a colt bound upon whom no person has yet sat. Loose it and be bringing it.
Mark 11:4And they departed and found the colt bound to a door outside in the street, and they loose it.
Mark 11:5And some of those who stood there were saying to them: What are you doing loosing the colt?
Luke 3:16Iōannēs was answering saying to them: I on the one hand baptize you in water, but one stronger than me comes, of whom I am not worthy to loose the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,
Luke 13:15But the Lord answered him and said: Hypocrites, don’t each of you on the Sabbath loose your ox or ass from the manger and leading give them to drink?
Luke 13:16But this one being a daughter of Abraam, whom Satan bound behold ten and eight years, wasn’t it necessary she be loosed from this bond on the day of the Sabbath?
Luke 19:30Be departing to the opposite village, in which entering you will find a colt bound, upon which no one of people ever sat, and having loosed it be bringing it.
Luke 19:31And if anyone ask you, Why do you loose it? Say thusly: Because the lord has need of it.
Luke 19:33And when they were loosing the colt his lord said to them: Why do you loose the colt?
John 1:27the one coming after me, of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the thong of his sandal.
John 2:19Iēsous answered and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it.
John 5:18So because of this the Jews were seeking even more to kill him, for he not only loosened the Sabbath, but he also was saying God is his own father, making himself equal to God.
John 7:23If a person receives circumcision on the Sabbath in order that the law of Mōsēs not be loosed, are you angry with me because I made the whole man healthy on the Sabbath?
John 10:35If he called them “gods”, to whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be loosed,
John 11:44And the one having been dead came out, his feet and hands having been bound with bandages, and his face was bound with a handkerchief. Iēsous says to them, Loose him and let him be going.
Acts 2:24which God raised having loosed the birth-pains of death, because it was not able to hold him under it.
Acts 7:33So the Lord said to him: Loose the sandals of your feet, for the place upon which you stand is holy ground.
Acts 13:25So as Iōannēs was fulfilling the course, he was saying: Who do you suppose me to be? I am not he; but behold there comes after me whom I am not worthy to loose the sandals of his feet.
Acts 13:43Now when the synagogue let out, many of the Jews and the worshipping proselytes followed Paul and Barnabbas, who having called upon them, they were persuading them to be remaining in the grace of God.
Acts 22:30Now on the morrow, intending to know the certain facts, the reason why he was accused by the Jews, he loosed him, and ordered the chief priests and all the counsel to come together, and having brought down Paul, he stood him before them.
Acts 24:26together also hoping that he will be given money by Paul. Therefore also having more often summoned him he conversed with him.
Acts 27:41So having struck a sand-bar they ran the ship aground, and the bow, having jammed, remained unmoved, but the stern was loosed by the force.
1Cor 7:27Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek release. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
Eph 2:14For he is our peace, the one having made both into one thing and having broken down the dividing wall of partition between us, the enmity,
2Pet 3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with-a-roar, and the elements will be destroyed, having been burnt up, and the earth and its works will be found.
2Pet 3:11so, all these things being thus destroyed, what sort of persons must you be in holy manner of life and piety,
2Pet 3:12awaiting and hastening the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being set on fire will be destroyed and the elements being burnt will be melted?
1John 3:8The one doing sins is from the Devil, because the Devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose was the son of God manifested, in order that he destroy the works of the Devil.
Rev 5:2and I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice: Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?
Rev 5:5And one of the elders says to me: Be not weeping. Behold the lion from the tribe of Ioudas, the root of Dabid, has gained victory to open the scroll and its seven seals.
Rev 9:14saying to the sixth angel, the one having the trumpet: Loose the four angels bound in the great river Euphrates.
Rev 9:15And the four angels prepared for this hour and day and month and year were loosed in order that they be killing a third of humanity.
Rev 20:3and he threw him into the abyss, and shut and sealed him over, lest he yet deceive the nations, until the thousand years be completed. After these things he must be released for a little time.
Rev 20:7And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be loosed from his prison,