|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The forgiveness of sins granted freely (Isaiah 43:25), readily (Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 86:5), abundantly (Isaiah 55:7; Romans 5:20). Pardon is an act of a sovereign, in pure sovereignty, granting simply a remission of the penalty due to sin, but securing neither honour nor reward to the pardoned. Justification (q.v.), on the other hand, is the act of a judge, and not of a sovereign, and includes pardon and, at the same time, a title to all the rewards and blessings promised in the covenant of life.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
2. (n.) An official warrant of remission of penalty.
3. (n.) The state of being forgiven.
4. (n.) A release, by a sovereign, or officer having jurisdiction, from the penalties of an offense, being distinguished from amnesty, which is a general obliteration and canceling of a particular line of past offenses.
5. (v. t.) To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender.
6. (v. t.) To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses.
7. (v. t.) To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
8. (v. t.) To give leave (of departure) to.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Pardon (31 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:6 But, to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He then says to the paralytic, "Rise, and take up your bed and go home." (WEY)
Mark 2:7 "Why does this man use such words?" they said; "he is blaspheming. Who can pardon sins but One--that is, God?" (WEY)
Mark 2:10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He turned to the paralytic, and said, (WEY)
Luke 6:37 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged; condemn not, and you shall not be condemned; pardon, and you shall be pardoned; (WEY NAS)
Exodus 23:21 Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don't provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 34:9 He said, "If now I have found favor in your sight, Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us; although this is a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Numbers 14:19 Pardon, please, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your loving kindness, and according as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 30:5 But if her father prohibited her in the day that he heard, none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand; and Jehovah shall pardon her, because her father prohibited her. (DBY)
Numbers 30:8 But if her husband prohibit her on the day that he heareth it, and annul her vow which is upon her, and what hath passed her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul, then Jehovah shall pardon her. (DBY)
Numbers 30:12 But if her husband have expressly annulled them on the day that he heard them, then nothing of that which is gone out of her lips as to her vows or the bond on her soul, shall stand: her husband hath annulled them; and Jehovah will pardon her. (DBY)
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 JPS ASV DBY RSV)
1 Samuel 15:25 Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship Yahweh." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
2 Kings 5:18 In this thing may Yahweh pardon your servan: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon. When I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, may Yahweh pardon your servant in this thing." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
2 Kings 24:4 and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood: and Yahweh would not pardon. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
2 Chronicles 30:18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the Passover otherwise than it is written. For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, The good Yahweh pardon everyone (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Job 7:21 Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 25:11 For your name's sake, Yahweh, pardon my iniquity, for it is great. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: As for our transgressions, thou wilt forgive them. (See JPS)
Psalms 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast pardoned all their sin. Selah (Root in JPS RSV)
Psalms 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee. (See JPS)
Isaiah 55:7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Yahweh, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 5:1 Run back and forth through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places of it, if you can find a man, if there are any who does justly, who seeks truth; and I will pardon her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 5:7 How can I pardon you? your children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they committed adultery, and assembled themselves in troops at the prostitutes' houses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will pardon their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more. (DBY YLT)
Jeremiah 33:8 I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, by which they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, by which they have sinned against me, and by which they have transgressed against me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Jeremiah 50:20 In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Hosea 1:6 She conceived again, and bore a daughter. Then he said to him, "Call her name Lo-Ruhamah; for I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, that I should in any way pardon them. (WEB JPS ASV DBY)
Joel 3:21 I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Yahweh dwells in Zion." (See NIV)
Amos 7:2 It happened that, when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, "Lord Yahweh, forgive, I beg you! How could Jacob stand? For he is small." (See NAS)
Amos 7:8 And Jehovah said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumb-line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel; I will not again pass by them any more; (See JPS)
Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said Jehovah unto me, The end is come upon my people Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. (See JPS)