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Lexicon :: Strong's G4991 - sōtēria

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sōtēria (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Feminine of a derivative of σωτήρ (G4990) as (properly, abstract) noun
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:965,1132

Strong’s Definitions

σωτηρία sōtēría, so-tay-ree'-ah; feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly, abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally):—deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x

The KJV translates Strong's G4991 in the following manner: salvation (40x), the (one) be saved (1x), deliver (with G1325) (1x), health (1x), saving (1x), that (one) be saved (with G1519) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x
The KJV translates Strong's G4991 in the following manner: salvation (40x), the (one) be saved (1x), deliver (with G1325) (1x), health (1x), saving (1x), that (one) be saved (with G1519) (1x).
  1. deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation

    1. deliverance from the molestation of enemies

    2. in an ethical sense, that which concludes to the soul's safety or salvation

      1. 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.

    Scripture describes a fourfold salvation: saved from the penalty, power, presence and the pleasure of sin. (cf. Arthur W. Pink, A Fourfold Salvation)
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σωτηρία sōtēría, so-tay-ree'-ah; feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly, abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally):—deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.
σωτηρία, σωτηρίας, (σωτήρ), deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation: deliverance from the molestation of enemies, Acts 7:25; with ἐξ ἐχθρῶν added, Luke 1:71; preservation (of physical life), safety, Acts 27:34; Hebrews 11:7. in an ethical sense, that which conduces to the soul's safety or salvation: σωτηρία τίνι ἐγένετο, Luke 19:9; ἡγεῖσθαι τί σωτηρίαν, 2 Peter 3:15; in the technical biblical sense, the Messianic salvation (see σῴζω, b.),
a. universally, John 4:22; Acts 4:12; Acts 13:47; Romans 11:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 2:3; Hebrews 6:9; Jude 1:3; opposed to ἀπώλεια, Philippians 1:28; αἰώνιος σωτηρία, Hebrews 5:9 (for עולָמִים תְּשׁוּעַת, Isaiah 45:17); (add, Mark 16 WH in the (rejected) 'Shorter Conclusion'); λόγος τῆς σωτηρίας ταύτης, instruction concerning that salvation which John the Baptist foretold (cf. Winer's Grammar, 237 (223)), Acts 13:26; τό εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν, Ephesians 1:13; ὁδός σωτερριας, Acts 16:17; κέρας σωτηρίας (see κέρας, b.), Luke 1:69; ἡμέρα σωτηρίας, the time in which the offer of salvation is made, 2 Corinthians 6:2 (from Isaiah 49:8); κατεργάζεσθαι τήν ἑαυτοῦ σωτηρίαν, Philippians 2:12; κληρονομεῖν σωτηρίαν, Hebrews 1:14; ( ἀρχηγός τῆς σωτηρίας, Hebrews 2:10); εἴα σωτηρίαν, unto (the attainment of) salvation, Rom. (Romans 1:16); 10:(Romans 10:1),Romans 10:10; 1 Peter 2:2 (Rec. omits).
b. salvation as the present possession of all true Christians (see σῴζω, b.): 2 Corinthians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Philippians 1:19; σωτηρία ἐν ἀφέσει ἁμαρτιῶν, Luke 1:77; σωτηρίας τυχεῖν μετά δόξης αἰωνίου, 2 Timothy 2:10.
c. future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated and eternal kingdom of God: Romans 13:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:5, 10; Revelation 12:10; ἐλπίς σωτηρίας, 1 Thessalonians 5:8; κομίζεσθαι σωτηρίαν ψυχῶν, 1 Peter 1:9; σωτηρία τῷ Θεῷ ἐμῶν (dative of the possessor, namely, ἐστιν (cf. Buttmann, § 129, 22); cf. הַיִשׁוּעָה לַיְהוָה, Psalm 3:9), the salvation which is bestowed on us belongs to God, Revelation 7:10; σωτηρία... τοῦ Θεοῦ (genitive of the possessor (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 11, 1:a.), for Rec. τῷ Θεῷ) ἡμῶν namely, ἐστιν, Revelation 19:1. (Tragg. (Herodotus), Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, others. The Sept. for יֶשַׁע, יְשׁוּעָה, תְּשׁוּעָה, פְּלֵיטָה, escape.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

45:17; 49:8
1:69; 1:71; 1:77; 19:9
4:12; 7:25; 13:26; 13:47; 16:17; 27:34
1:16; 10:1; 10:10; 11:11; 13:11
2 Corinthians
1:6; 6:2; 7:10
1:19; 1:28; 2:12
1 Thessalonians
5:8; 5:9
2 Thessalonians
2 Timothy
2:10; 3:15
1:14; 2:3; 2:10; 5:9; 6:9; 9:28; 11:7
1 Peter
1:5; 1:9; 1:10; 2:2
2 Peter
7:10; 12:10; 19:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4991 matches the Greek σωτηρία (sōtēria),
which occurs 45 times in 43 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:69 - And has raised up a horn of salvation G4991 for us
In the house of His servant David
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:71 - [fn]Salvation G4991 from our enemies,
And from the hand of all who hate us;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:77 - To give His people the knowledge of salvation G4991
[fn]By the forgiveness of their sins,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:9 - And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation G4991 has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:22 - “You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, because salvation G4991 is from the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:12 - “And there is salvation G4991 in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:25 - “And he thought that his brothers understood that God was granting them [fn]deliverance G4991 [fn]through him; but they did not understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:26 - [fn]Brothers, sons of Abraham’s family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation G4991 has been sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:47 - “For so the Lord has commanded us,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:17 - She followed Paul and us and cried out repeatedly, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you a way of salvation G4991.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:34 - “Therefore, I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your survival G4991, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation G4991 to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:1 - Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation G4991.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:10 - for with the heart a person believes, [fn]resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, [fn]resulting in salvation G4991.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:11 - I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? [fn]Far from it! But by their wrongdoing salvation G4991 has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:11 - Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now [fn]salvation G4991 is nearer to us than when we first believed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:6 - But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation G4991; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:2 - for He says,
Behold, now is “A FAVORABLE TIME,” behold, now is “A DAY OF SALVATION G4991”—
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:10 - For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance [fn]without regret, leading to salvation G4991, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:13 - In [fn]Him, [fn]you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation G4991—having also [fn]believed, you were sealed in [fn]Him with the Holy Spirit of the promise,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:19 - for I know that this will turn out for my [fn]deliverance G4991 through your [fn]prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:28 - and in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation G4991 for you, and this too, from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:12 - So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation G4991 with fear and trembling;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:8 - But since we are of the day, let’s be [fn]sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation G4991.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:9 - For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation G4991 through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:13 - But we should always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you [fn]from the beginning for salvation G4991 [fn]through sanctification [fn]by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:10 - For this reason I endure all things for the sake of [fn]those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation G4991 which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:15 - and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation G4991 through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:14 - Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to provide service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation G4991?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:3 - how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation G4991? [fn]After it was at first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:10 - For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the [fn]originator of their salvation G4991 through sufferings.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:9 - And having been perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation G4991 for all those who obey Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:9 - But, beloved, we are convinced of better things regarding you, and things that [fn]accompany salvation G4991, even though we are speaking in this way.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:28 - so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation G4991 without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:7 - By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, [fn]in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation G4991 of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:5 - who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation G4991 ready to be revealed in the last time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:9 - obtaining as the outcome of your faith, the salvation G4991 of [fn]your souls.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:10 - As to this salvation G4991, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:15 - and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation G4991; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:3 - Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation G4991, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all time handed down to the [fn]saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:10 - and they *cried out with a loud voice, saying,

“Salvation G4991 belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:10 - Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
“Now the salvation G4991, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down, the one who accuses them before our God day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:1 - After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,
“Hallelujah! Salvation G4991, glory, and power belong to our God,
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