Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4991: soteria (pronounced so-tay-ree'-ah)

feminine of a derivative of 4990 as (properly, abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally):--deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation

1a) deliverance from the molestation of enemies

1b) in an ethical sense, that which concludes to the souls safety or salvation

1b1) of Messianic salvation

2) salvation as the present possession of all true Christians

3) future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which the Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated and eternal kingdom of God.

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly, abstract) noun

Citing in TDNT: 7:965, 1132


This word is used 45 times:

Luke 1:69: "And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house"
Luke 1:71: " That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all"
Luke 1:77: "To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their"
Luke 19:9: "unto him, This day is salvation come to this house forsomuch as"
John 4:22: "what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews."
Acts 4:12: "Neither is there salvation in any other: for"
Acts 7:25: "by his hand would deliver them: but they"
Acts 13:26: "is the word of this salvation sent."
Acts 13:47: "of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the"
Acts 16:17: "show unto us the way of salvation."
Acts 27:34: "is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from"
Romans 1:16: "the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first,"
Romans 10:1: "God for Israel is, that they might be saved."
Romans 10:10: "with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Romans 11:11: "God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy."
Romans 13:11: "for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."
2 Corinthians 1:6: "your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the"
2 Corinthians 1:6: "your consolation and salvation."
2 Corinthians 6:2: "and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now"
2 Corinthians 6:2: "behold, now is the day of salvation.)"
2 Corinthians 7:10: "sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the"
Ephesians 1:13: "the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed,"
Philippians 1:19: "shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and"
Philippians 1:28: "evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of"
Philippians 2:12: "absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."
1 Thessalonians 5:8: "and for a helmet, the hope of salvation."
1 Thessalonians 5:9: "wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord"
2 Thessalonians 2:13: "chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and"
2 Timothy 2:10: "for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which"
2 Timothy 3:15: "which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which"
Hebrews 1:14: "to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?"
Hebrews 2:3: "escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken"
Hebrews 2:10: "sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect"
Hebrews 5:9: "he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;"
Hebrews 6:9: "you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak."
Hebrews 9:28: "without sin unto salvation."
Hebrews 11:7: "things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house;"
1 Peter 1:5: "through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last"
1 Peter 1:9: "end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:10: "Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied"
2 Peter 3:15: "longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother"
Jude 1:3: "of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you,"
Revelation 7:10: "with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon"
Revelation 12:10: "heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the"
Revelation 19:1: "heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor,"

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