Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4982: sozo (pronounced sode'-zo)

from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saos, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):--heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction

1a) one (from injury or peril)

1a1) to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health

1b1) to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue

1b) to save in the technical biblical sense

1b1) negatively

1b1a) to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment

1b1b) to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saoz, "safe" )

Citing in TDNT: 7:965, 1132


This word is used 110 times:

James 1:21: "engrafted word, which is able to save your souls."
James 2:14: "works? can faith save him?"
James 4:12: "one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art"
James 5:15: "the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the"
James 5:20: "the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and"
1 Peter 3:21: "even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth"
1 Peter 4:18: "the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and"
Jude 1:5: "this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land"
Jude 1:23: "And others save with fear, pulling them out of the"
Revelation 21:24: "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light"

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