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:

John 3:17: "world through him might be saved."
John 5:34: "I say, that ye might be saved."
John 10:9: "if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out,"
John 11:12: "Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well."
John 12:27: "what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour:"
John 12:47: "world, but to save the world."
Acts 2:21: "that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Acts 2:40: "and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation."
Acts 2:47: "to the church daily such as should be saved."
Acts 4:9: "by what means he is made whole;"
Acts 4:12: "men, whereby we must be saved."
Acts 11:14: "and all thy house shall be saved."
Acts 14:9: "that he had faith to be healed,"
Acts 15:1: "manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved."
Acts 15:11: "Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they."
Acts 16:30: "I do to be saved?"
Acts 16:31: "Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
Acts 27:20: "us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away."
Acts 27:31: "ship, ye cannot be saved."
Romans 5:9: "by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."
Romans 5:10: "much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."
Romans 8:24: "For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not"
Romans 9:27: "of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:"
Romans 10:9: "him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Romans 10:13: "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Romans 11:14: "them which are my flesh, and might save some of them."
Romans 11:26: "so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of"
1 Corinthians 1:18: "but unto us which are saved it is the power of God."
1 Corinthians 1:21: "the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."
1 Corinthians 3:15: "he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by"
1 Corinthians 5:5: "that the spirit may be saved in the day of the"
1 Corinthians 7:16: "knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest"
1 Corinthians 7:16: "knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?"
1 Corinthians 9:22: "to all men, that I might by all means save some."
1 Corinthians 10:33: "but the profit of many, that they may be saved."
1 Corinthians 15:2: "By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I"
2 Corinthians 2:15: "a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:"
Ephesians 2:5: "with Christ, by (grace ye are saved;)"
Ephesians 2:8: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that"
1 Thessalonians 2:16: "to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always:"
2 Thessalonians 2:10: "love of the truth, that they might be saved."
1 Timothy 1:15: "into the world to save sinners; of whom I am"
1 Timothy 2:4: "will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge"
1 Timothy 2:15: "Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith"
1 Timothy 4:16: "in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."
2 Timothy 1:9: " Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according"
2 Timothy 4:18: "evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom:"
Titus 3:5: "according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration,"
Hebrews 5:7: "tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and"
Hebrews 7:25: "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come"

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