|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.
2. (v. i.) To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
3. (n.) Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
re-form' (yacar): The word in the Revised Version (British and American) is found only in Leviticus 26:23, in the phrase "ye will not be reformed." The meaning is, "to be instructed," or, more fully, "to let one's self be chastened," i.e. by God's discipline to learn the lessons of this chastening.
The Hebrew word is the same in a similar connection in Jeremiah 6:8, where it is rendered, "Be thou instructed," and in Jeremiah 31:18, "I was chastised." Psalm 2:10 ("instructed"); Proverbs 29:19 ("corrected") use the Hebrew term of admonition by the words of man.
The King James Version also has "reform" in 2 Esdras 8:12; The Wisdom of Solomon 9:18.
Reform (28 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:2 and saying, 'Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,' (YLT)
Matthew 4:17 From that time began Jesus to proclaim and to say, 'Reform ye, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens.' (YLT)
Matthew 11:20 Then began he to reproach the cities in which were done most of his mighty works, because they did not reform. (YLT)
Matthew 17:11 "Elijah was indeed to come," He replied, "and would reform everything. (WEY)
Mark 1:15 and saying -- 'Fulfilled hath been the time, and the reign of God hath come nigh, reform ye, and believe in the good news.' (YLT)
Mark 6:12 And having gone forth they were preaching that 'men' might reform, (YLT)
Luke 13:3 No -- I say to you, but, if ye may not reform, all ye even so shall perish. (YLT)
Luke 13:5 No -- I say to you, but, if ye may not reform, all ye in like manner shall perish.' (YLT)
Luke 16:30 and he said, No, father Abraham, but if any one from the dead may go unto them, they will reform. (YLT)
Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves, and, if thy brother may sin in regard to thee, rebuke him, and if he may reform, forgive him, (YLT)
Luke 17:4 and if seven times in the day he may sin against thee, and seven times in the day may turn back to thee, saying, I reform; thou shalt forgive him.' (YLT)
Acts 2:38 and Peter said unto them, 'Reform, and be baptized each of you on the name of Jesus Christ, to remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, (YLT)
Acts 3:19 Repent, therefore, and reform your lives, so that the record of your sins may be cancelled, and that there may come seasons of revival from the Lord, (WEY YLT)
Acts 8:22 reform, therefore, from this thy wickedness, and beseech God, if then the purpose of thy heart may be forgiven thee, (YLT)
Acts 17:30 the times, indeed, therefore, of the ignorance God having overlooked, doth now command all men everywhere to reform, (YLT)
Acts 26:20 but to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem, to all the region also of Judea, and to the nations, I was preaching to reform, and to turn back unto God, doing works worthy of reformation; (YLT)
Revelation 2:5 remember, then, whence thou hast fallen, and reform, and the first works do; and if not, I come to thee quickly, and will remove thy lamp-stand from its place -- if thou mayest not reform; (YLT)
Revelation 2:16 Reform! and if not, I come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. (YLT)
Revelation 2:21 and I did give to her a time that she might reform from her whoredom, and she did not reform; (YLT)
Revelation 3:3 Remember, then, how thou hast received, and heard, and be keeping, and reform: if, then, thou mayest not watch, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou mayest not know what hour I will come upon thee. (YLT)
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I do convict and chasten; be zealous, then, and reform; (YLT)
Revelation 9:20 and the rest of men, who were not killed in these plagues, neither did reform from the works of their hands, that they may not bow before the demons, and idols, those of gold, and those of silver, and those of brass, and those of stone, and those of wood, that are neither able to see, nor to hear, nor to walk, (YLT)
Revelation 9:21 yea they did not reform from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their whoredoms, nor from their thefts. (YLT)
Revelation 16:9 and men were scorched with great heat, and they did speak evil of the name of God, who hath authority over these plagues, and they did not reform -- to give to Him glory. (YLT)
Revelation 16:11 and they did speak evil of the God of the heaven, from their pains, and from their sores, and they did not reform from their works. (YLT)
Jeremiah 7:3 The Lord of armies, the God of Israel, says, Let your ways and your doings be changed for the better and I will let you go on living in this place. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 18:11 Now therefore do thou speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the LORD: Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you; return ye now every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and your doings. (See NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and don't go after other gods to serve them, and you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but you have not inclined your ear, nor listened to me. (See NIV)