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Dictionaries :: Save, Saving

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4982 Greek: sozo

Save, Saving:

"to save," is used (as with the noun soteria, "salvation")

(a) of material and temporal deliverance from danger, suffering, etc., e.g., Mat 8:25; Mar 13:20; Luk 23:35; Jhn 12:27; 1Ti 2:15; 2Ti 4:18 (AV, "preserve"); Jud 1:5; from sickness, Mat 9:22, "made... whole" (RV, marg., "saved"); so Mar 5:34; Luk 8:48; Jam 5:15;

(b) of the spiritual and eternal salvation granted immediately by God to those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, e.g., Act 2:47, RV "(those that) were being saved;" 16:31; Rom 8:24, RV, "were we saved;" Eph 2:5, 8: 1Ti 2:4; 2Ti 1:9; Tts 3:5; of human agency in this, Rom 11:14; 1Cr 7:16; 9:22;

(c) of the present experiences of God's power to deliver from the bondage of sin, e.g., Mat 1:21; Rom 5:10; 1Cr 15:2; Hbr 7:25; Jam 1:21; 1Pe 3:21; of human agency in this, 1Ti 4:16;

(d) of the future deliverance of believers at the Second Coming of Christ for His saints, being deliverance from the wrath of God to be executed upon the ungodly at the close of this age and from eternal doom, e.g., Rom 5:9;

(e) of the deliverance of the nation of Israel at the Second Advent of Christ, e.g., Rom 11:26;

(f) inclusively for all the blessings bestowed by God on men in Christ, e.g., Luk 19:10; Jhn 10:9; 1Cr 10:33; 1Ti 1:15;

(g) of those who endure to the end of the time of the Great Tribulation, Mat 10:22; Mar 13:13;

(h) of the individual believer, who, though losing his reward at the Judgment-Seat of Christ hereafter, will not lose his salvation, 1Cr 3:15; 5:5;

(i) of the deliverance of the nations at the Millennium, Rev 21:24 (in some mss.).

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1295 Greek: diasozo

Save, Saving:

"to bring safely through" (dia, "through," and No. 1), is used

(a) of the healing of the sick by the Lord, Mat 14:36, RV, "were made whole" (AV adds "perfectly"); Luk 7:3;

(b) of bringing "safe" to a destination, Act 23:24;

(c) of keeping a person "safe," Act 27:43;

(d) of escaping through the perils of shipwreck, Act 27:44; 28:1, 4, Passive Voice;

(e) through the Flood, 1Pe 3:20.

Note: In 2Pe 2:5, AV, phulasso, "to guard, keep, preserve," is translated "saved" (RV, "preserved"). In Luk 17:33 some mss. have sozo (AV, "save"), for the RV: see GAIN, B, No. 3. For "save alive," Luk 17:33, RV, see LIVE, No. 6.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4047 Greek: peripoiesis

Save, Saving:

(a) "preservation,"

(b) "acquiring or gaining something," is used in this latter sense in Hbr 10:39, translated "saving" (RV marg., "gaining"); the reference here is to salvation in its completeness.

Note: In Hbr 11:7 soteria is rendered saving.


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