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#2. GREEK WORD STUDY on
σώζω (Gtr. sozo) meaning 'to Save' Strong's 4982

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Introduction 2.1

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word σώζω, 'sozo' translated 'to save', Strong's 4982. It includes every verse where the word "σώζω" appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word sozo appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold type and underline. In Greek, with the exception of case endings, the suffixes and prepositions are not added to the basic word as in Hebrew, so these have not been been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for σώζω (Gtr. sozo) meaning 'to Save' Strong's 4982

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
8:25 And his disciples, having come to him, awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
9:21 For she said within herself, If only I may touch his garment, I shall be healed.
9:22 But Jesus, having turned and seen her, said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has healed you. And the woman was healed from that hour.
10:22 And you shall be hated of all men because of my name: but he who endures to the end, he shall be saved.
14:30 But when he saw the wind strong, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
16:25 For whoever wills to save his life shall lose it: and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it.
18:11 For the Son of man came to save the one who is lost.
19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
24:13 But he who shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
27:40 And saying, You who destroys the temple, and builds it in three days, save yourself. If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.
27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
27:49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.

Mark 3:4 And he says to them, Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
5:23 And entreated him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death: come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be healed.
5:34 And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has healed you; go in peace, and be whole of your plague.
6:56 And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and entreated him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were healed.
8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
10:26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
10:52 And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has healed you. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
13:13 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he who shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.
13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.
15:30 Save yourself, and come down from the cross.
31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
16:16 He who believes and is baptised shall be saved; but he who does not believe shall be condemned.

Luke 6:9 Then said Jesus to them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
7:50 And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.
8:12 Those by the way side are those who hear; then comes the Devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
8:36 They also who saw it told them by what means he who was possessed of the demons was healed.
8:48 And he said to her, Daughter, be of good comfort: your faith has healed you; go in peace.
8:49 While he yet spoke, there comes one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Your daughter is dead; trouble not the teacher.
8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be healed.
9:24 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
13:23 Then said one to him, Lord, are there few who are saved? And he said to them,
17:19 And he said to him, Arise, go your way: your faith has healed you.
17:33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
18:26 And those who heard it said, Who then can be saved?
18:42 And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has saved you.
19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
23:35 And the people stood watching. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he is Christ, the chosen of God.
23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
23:37 And saying, If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.
23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
23:39 And one of the malefactors who were hanged railed on him, saying, If you are Christ, save yourself and us.

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
5:34 But I do not receive testimony from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved.
10:9 I am the door: if any man enters in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleeps, he shall be saved.
12:27 Now my soul is troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause I came to this hour.
12:47 And if any man hears my words, and does not believe, I do not judge him: for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
2:40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying, Be saved from this crooked generation.
2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those being saved.
4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he has been healed;
4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which it is necessary to be saved.
11:14 Who shall tell you words, whereby you and all your house shall be saved.
14:9 This man heard Paul speaking: who having looked intently at him, and seeing that he had the faith to be healed,
15:1 And certain men who came down from Judaea were teaching the brothers, saying, Unless you are circumcised after the manner of Moses, you are not able to be saved.
15:11 But through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, even as they also do.
16:30 And when he had brought them out, he said, Sirs, what is necessary for me to do that I may be saved?
16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.
27:20 And neither sun nor stars appearing in many days, and no small tempest lying on us, from then all hope for us to be saved was taken away.
27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these remain in the ship, you are not able to be saved.

Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
8:24 For we were saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?
9:27 Isaiah also cries concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel should be as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved:
10:9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
10:10 For with the heart it is being believed to righteousness; and with the mouth it is being confessed to salvation.
10:13 For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
11:14 If by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and might save some of them.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing; but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.
3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.
5:5 To deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
7:16 For what do you know, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? or how do you know, O man, whether you shall save your wife?
9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
15:2 By which also you are being saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain.

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God a sweet taste of Christ, in those who are being saved, and in those who perish:

Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, by grace you have been saved (or are being saved;)
2:8 For by grace you have been saved (or are being saved); through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

1 Thessalonians 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the utmost.

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those who perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2:15 Nevertheless she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with sobriety.
4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and those who hear you.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me to his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit;

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
7:25 Therefore he is able also to save them to the utmost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

James 1:21 Therefore, having laid aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, receive with meekness the in-growing word, which is able to save your souls.
2:14 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and does not have works? can faith save him?
4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who are you who judges another?
5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
5:20 Let him know, that he who converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure even baptism which does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterwards destroyed those who did not believe.
1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Revelation 21:24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

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