|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A stain or reproach (Job 31:7; Proverbs 9:7). To blot out sin is to forgive it (Psalm 51:1, 9; Isaiah 44:22; Acts 3:19). Christ's blotting out the handwriting of ordinances was his fulfilling the law in our behalf (Colossians 2:14).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
2. (v. t.) To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
3. (v. t.) To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
4. (v. t.) To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
5. (v. t.) To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
6. (v. t.) To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
7. (v. i.) To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
8. (n.) A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.
9. (n.) An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.
10. (n.) A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
11. (n.) An exposure of a single man to be taken up.
12. (n.) A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.
13. (n.) A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
blot (mum, contracted from me'um, "spot"): Occurs in the sense of scorn (Proverbs 9:7). In Job 31:7 (the King James Version) it is used figuratively of a moral defect; the Revised Version (British and American) has "spot." Blot out (machah, "to wipe out," exaleipho, "to smear out"), to obliterate or destroy: "That a tribe be not blotted out" (the King James Version "destroyed," Judges 21:17). To blot men out of God's book is to cut them off by an untimely death (Exodus 32:32).
Figuratively: "To blot out sin" is to forgive sin fully (Psalm 51:1, 9 Acts 3:19 Colossians 2:14). Not to blot out sin is to reserve for punishment (Nehemiah 4:5). The names of those who inherit eternal life are not blotted out of the "book of life" (Revelation 3:5).
See BOOK OF LIFE; BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE; FORGIVENESS.
Blot (23 Occurrences)
John 11:48 If we leave him alone in this way, everybody will believe in him, and the Romans will come and blot out both our city and our nation." (WEY)
Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Genesis 6:7 And Jehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repenteth me that I have made them. (See JPS NAS RSV)
Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the ground. (See JPS NAS RSV)
Exodus 17:14 Yahweh said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky." (WEB JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 23:23 For my angel shall go before you, and bring you in to the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I will cut them off. (See RSV)
Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin-and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 32:33 Yahweh said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 5:23 "'The priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Deuteronomy 9:14 let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under the sky; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:19 Therefore it shall be, when Yahweh your God has given you rest from all your enemies all around, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky; you shall not forget. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 29:20 Yahweh will not pardon him, but then the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book shall lie on him, and Yahweh will blot out his name from under the sky. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 32:26 I have said: I blow them away, I cause their remembrance to cease from man; (See NIV)
1 Kings 13:34 This thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the surface of the earth. (See NAS)
2 Kings 14:27 Yahweh didn't say that he would blot out the name of Israel from under the sky; but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 4:5 and don't cover their iniquity, and don't let their sin be blotted out from before you; for they have provoked you to anger before the builders. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 13:14 Be mindful of me, O my God, for this, and do not blot out my kind acts that I have done, for the house of my God, and for its charges. (YLT NAS NIV)
Job 31:7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands; (KJV DBY WBS)
Psalms 51:1 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 51:9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all of my iniquities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 9:7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Jeremiah 18:23 Yet, Yahweh, you know all their counsel against me to kill me; don't forgive their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from your sight; but let them be overthrown before you; deal you with them in the time of your anger. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 32:7 When I shall extinguish you, I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light. (See RSV)