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New Testament Usage of the Greek Word Sozo—“Saved.”

(Words in italics are from the root Greek Word “sozo,” as listed in the Englishman Greek Concordance.)

1. Bold Type—Texts using save, be made whole, heal, etc., in a literal usage of the word, with no spiritual application.

2. Underlined Type—Texts using saved, preserved, etc., in the sense that sins have been remitted, or that one is justified, or made to have a standing before God. In some verses a heavenly reward may await those who overcome the “world, the flesh and the devil” while growing into the likeness of Christ. It must be understood that the reason for granting justification is to enable the “sons of God” to experience growth. Some may feel a text in one column might better be in another, and that would be their privilege. However, when looking at the total usage of the word sozo, one is able to see the expanded context in which this word is used. When one sees there are three possible applications of the word saved, it prevents the student from one hard fast application of the word to fit every scripture.

3. Bold Italic Type—Texts using saved, saved to the uttermost or being saved with the ultimate assurance of a heavenly reward.


1:21 save his people from their sins.
8:25 saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
9:21 but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
9:22 thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
10:22 he that endureth to the end shall be saved
14:30 he cried, saying, Lord save me.
16:25 whosoever will save his life shall lose it:
18:11 is come to save that which was lost.
19:25 saying, Who then can be saved?
24:13 endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
24:22 there should no flesh be saved:
27:40 buildest (it) in three days, save thyself.
27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save.
27:49 whether Elias will come to save him.


3: 4 to save life, or to kill?
5:23 hands on her, that she may be healed;
5:28 may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
5:34 thy faith hath made thee whole;
6:56 as many as touched him were made whole.
8:35 whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
8:35 the same shall save it.
10:26 Who then can be saved?
10:52 thy faith hath made thee whole.
13:13 unto the end, the same shall be saved.
13:20 no flesh should be saved:
15:30 Save thyself, and come down
15:31 He saved others; himself he cannot save.
16:16 and is baptized shall be saved [spurious];


6: 9 to save life, or to destroy (it)?
7:50 Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
8:12 lest they should believe and be saved.
8:36 was possessed of the devils was healed.
8:48 thy faith hath made thee whole;
8:50 and she shall be made whole.
9:24 whosoever will save his life shall lose it; … the same shall save it.
9:56 to destroy men’s lives, but to save
13:23 Lord, are there few that be saved?
17:19 Thy faith hath made thee whole.
17:33 seek to save his life shall lose it;
18:26 Who then can be saved?
18:42 thy faith hath saved thee
19:10 and to save that which was lost.
23:35 He saved others; let him save himself,
23:37 If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
23:39 If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.


3:17 that the world through him might be saved.
5:34 these things I say, that ye might be saved.
10:9 he shall be saved, and shall go in and out,
11:12 Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
12:27 Father, save me from this hour:
12:47 to judge the world, but to save the world.


2:21 on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
2:40 Save yourselves (lit. be saved) from this untoward generation.
2:47 the Lord added to the church daily such as should be [were being] saved.
4:9 by what means he is made whole;
4:12 whereby we must be saved.
11:14 thou and all thy house shall be saved.
14:9 he had faith to be healed,
15:1 after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
15:11 we shall be saved, even as they.
16:30 what must I do to be saved?
16:31 and thou shalt be saved, and thy house
27:20 all hope that we should be saved
27:31 Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.


5:9 we shall be saved from wrath through him.
5:10 we shall be saved by his life.
8:24 For we are saved by hope:
9:27 a remnant shall be saved:
10:9 that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10:13 upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
11:14 and might save some of them.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved:

1 Corinthians

1:18 unto us which are [Greek, being] saved it is the power of God.
1:21 to save them that believe.
3:15 but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
5: 5 that the spirit may be saved in the day
7:16 whether thou shalt save (thy) husband?
7:16 whether thou shalt save (thy) wife?
9:22 that I might by all means save some.
10:33 but the (profit) of many, that they may be saved.
15: 2 By which also ye are saved.

2 Corinthians

2:15 a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are [being] saved.


2: 5 by grace ye are saved;
2: 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith;

1 Thessalonians

2:16 that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians

2:10 the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

1 Timothy

1:15 Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing,
4:16 thou shalt both save thyself, and them

2 Timothy

1:9 Who hath saved us, and called (us)
4:18 and will preserve (me) unto his heavenly kingdom:


3:5 but according to his mercy he saved us,


5:7 unto him that was able to save him
7:25 able also to save them to the uttermost

1:21 the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
2:14 and have not works? Can faith save him?
4:12 who is able to save and to destroy:
5:15 and the prayer of faith shall save the sick,
5:20 shall save a soul from death,

1 Peter

3:21 (even) baptism doth also now save us
4:18 and if the righteous scarcely be saved,


:5 having saved the people out of the land of
:23 And others save with fear, pulling (them) out


21:24 And the nations of them which are saved

One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a
peasant woman. He grew up in still another village, where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He didn’t go to college. He never visited a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness.

He had no credentials but himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind’s progress.

All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that

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