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Strong’s number: G4982

Greek Lexical Dictionary: Strong’s #4982 – σώζω

Greek Word: σῴζω

Part of speech: verb

Transliteration: sózó

Phonetic Spelling: sode’-zo

Quick Definition: to save

Usage: literally: I save, heal, preserve, rescue.

Etymology: From a primary word σῶς sōs̄ (contraction for the obsolete σάος saos, “safe”); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

NASB Translation: bring…safely (1), cured (1), ensure salvation (1), get (1), get well (2), made…well (6), made well (5), preserved (1), recover (1), restore (1), save (36), saved (50), saves (1), saving (1).

New Testament Usage

Strong’s #4982 – σώζω – 101 verses

Mat 1:21; Mat 8:25; Mat 9:21; Mat 9:22; Mat 10:22; Mat 14:30; Mat 16:25; Mat 18:11; Mat 19:25; Mat 24:13; Mat 24:22; Mat 27:40; Mat 27:42; Mat 27:49; Mar 3:4; Mar 5:23; Mar 5:28; Mar 5:34; Mar 6:56; Mar 8:35; Mar 10:26; Mar 10:52; Mar 13:13; Mar 13:20; Mar 15:30; Mar 15:31; Mar 16:16; Luk 6:9; Luk 7:50; Luk 8:12; Luk 8:36; Luk 8:48; Luk 8:50; Luk 9:24; Luk 9:56; Luk 13:23; Luk 17:19; Luk 18:26; Luk 18:42; Luk 19:10; Luk 23:35; Luk 23:37; Luk 23:39; Joh 3:17; Joh 5:34; Joh 10:9; Joh 11:12; Joh 12:27; Joh 12:47; Act 2:21; Act 2:40; Act 2:47; Act 4:9; Act 4:12; Act 11:14; Act 14:9; Act 15:1; Act 15:11; Act 16:30; Act 16:31; Act 27:20; Act 27:31; Rom 5:9; Rom 5:10; Rom 8:24; Rom 9:27; Rom 10:9; Rom 10:13; Rom 11:14; Rom 11:26; 1Co 1:18; 1Co 1:21; 1Co 3:15; 1Co 5:5; 1Co 7:16; 1Co 9:22; 1Co 10:33; 1Co 15:2; 2Co 2:15; Eph 2:5; Eph 2:8; 1Th 2:16; 2Th 2:10; 1Ti 1:15; 1Ti 2:4; 1Ti 2:15; 1Ti 4:16; 2Ti 1:9; 2Ti 4:18; Tit 3:5; Heb 5:7; Heb 7:25; Jas 1:21; Jas 2:14; Jas 4:12; Jas 5:15; Jas 5:20; 1Pe 3:21; 1Pe 4:18; Jud 1:5; Jud 1:23.

Septuagint – 286 times in 271 verses

Gen 19:17; Gen 19:20; Gen 19:22; Gen 32:9; Gen 32:31; Gen 47:25; Num 24:19; Dt 33:29; Jos 8:22; Jos 10:33; Jos 10:40; Jdg 2:16; Jdg 2:18; Jdg 3:9; Jdg 3:31; Jdg 6:14; Jdg 6:15; Jdg 6:31; Jdg 6:36; Jdg 6:37; Jdg 7:2; Jdg 7:7; Jdg 8:22; Jdg 10:1; Jdg 10:12; Jdg 10:13; Jdg 10:14; Jdg 12:2; Jdg 12:3; Jdg 13:5; 1Sa 4:3; 1Sa 7:8; 1Sa 9:16; 1Sa 10:1; 1Sa 10:27; 1Sa 11:3; 1Sa 14:6; 1Sa 14:23; 1Sa 14:39; 1Sa 14:47; 1Sa 17:47; 1Sa 19:11; 1Sa 19:12; 1Sa 23:2; 1Sa 23:5; 1Sa 25:26; 1Sa 25:31; 1Sa 25:33; 1Sa 27:1; 1Sa 30:17; 2Sa 3:18; 2Sa 8:6; 2Sa 8:14; 2Sa 10:11; 2Sa 10:19; 2Sa 14:4; 2Sa 22:3; 2Sa 22:4; 2Sa 22:28; 1Ki 13:31; 1Ki 18:40; 1Ki 19:17; 1Ki 21:20; 2Ki 6:26; 2Ki 6:27; 2Ki 14:27; 2Ki 16:7; 2Ki 19:19; 2Ki 19:37; 2Ki 20:6; 1Ch 11:14; 1Ch 16:35; 1Ch 18:6; 1Ch 18:13; 1Ch 19:12; 2Ch 14:10; 2Ch 16:7; 2Ch 18:31; 2Ch 20:9; 2Ch 20:24; 2Ch 32:8; 2Ch 32:11; 2Ch 32:13; 2Ch 32:14; 2Ch 32:15; 2Ch 32:22; Ezr 8:22; Neh 1:2; Neh 9:27; Est 4:11; Est 4:13; Est 8:6; Job 1:15; Job 1:16; Job 1:17; Job 1:19; Job 6:23; Job 18:19; Job 20:20; Job 20:24; Job 22:29; Job 27:8; Job 33:28; Job 35:14; Job 40:14; Psa 3:8; Psa 6:5; Psa 7:2; Psa 7:3; Psa 7:11; Psa 11:2; Psa 16:7; Psa 17:4; Psa 17:28; Psa 17:42; Psa 19:7; Psa 19:10; Psa 21:6; Psa 21:9; Psa 21:22; Psa 27:9; Psa 29:4; Psa 30:3; Psa 30:8; Psa 30:17; Psa 32:16; Psa 32:17; Psa 33:7; Psa 33:19; Psa 35:7; Psa 36:40; Psa 43:4; Psa 43:7; Psa 43:8; Psa 53:3; Psa 54:9; Psa 55:8; Psa 56:4; Psa 58:3; Psa 59:7; Psa 67:21; Psa 68:2; Psa 68:15; Psa 68:36; Psa 69:2; Psa 70:2; Psa 70:3; Psa 71:4; Psa 71:13; Psa 75:10; Psa 79:3; Psa 79:4; Psa 79:8; Psa 79:20; Psa 85:2; Psa 85:16; Psa 97:1; Psa 105:8; Psa 105:10; Psa 105:21; Psa 105:47; Psa 106:13; Psa 106:19; Psa 107:7; Psa 108:26; Psa 108:31; Psa 114:6; Psa 117:25; Psa 118:94; Psa 118:117; Psa 118:146; Psa 118:173; Psa 137:7; Psa 144:19; Pro 6:3; Pro 6:5; Pro 10:25; Pro 11:31; Pro 15:24; Pro 15:27; Pro 19:7; Pro 28:26; Pro 29:25; Isa 1:27; Isa 10:20; Isa 10:22; Isa 12:2; Isa 14:32; Isa 15:7; Isa 19:20; Isa 20:6; Isa 30:15; Isa 31:5; Isa 33:22; Isa 34:15; Isa 35:4; Isa 37:20; Isa 37:32; Isa 37:35; Isa 38:6; Isa 43:3; Isa 43:11; Isa 43:12; Isa 45:17; Isa 45:20; Isa 45:22; Isa 46:2; Isa 46:4; Isa 46:7; Isa 47:13; Isa 49:24; Isa 49:25; Isa 51:14; Isa 59:1; Isa 60:16; Isa 63:9; Isa 66:19; Jer 2:27; Jer 2:28; Jer 4:14; Jer 11:12; Jer 14:8; Jer 14:9; Jer 15:20; Jer 17:14; Jer 23:6; Jer 26:27; Jer 31:6; Jer 31:8; Jer 31:19; Jer 37:7; Jer 38:7; Jer 39:4; Jer 41:3; Jer 45:18; Jer 45:23; Jer 46:17; Jer 46:18; Jer 48:15; Jer 49:11; Jer 49:17; Jer 51:14; Jer 51:28; Lam 2:13; Lam 4:17; Eze 14:14; Eze 14:16; Eze 14:18; Eze 17:15; Eze 17:18; Eze 33:12; Eze 34:22; Eze 36:29; Dan 12:1; Hos 1:7; Hos 13:4; Hos 14:4; Joe 3:5; Amos 2:14; Amos 2:15; Ob 1:21; Mic 6:9; Hab 1:2; Hab 3:13; Zep 3:17; Zep 3:19; Zec 9:9; Zec 9:16; Zec 10:6; Zec 12:7; Mal 3:15.

Englishman’s Concordance: σώζω (sózó)

Lexicons

Thayers 4982: to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction; to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health; to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue; to save in the technical biblical sense; negatively: to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment; to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance

Strongs 4982: to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

Mounce 4982: to bring safely; to save, rescue, deliver; to heal; by extension: to be in right relationship with God, with the implication that the condition before salvation was one of grave danger or distress

Related words: 4982 (sṓzō) is the root of: 4990 /sōtḗr (“Savior”), 4991 /sōtēría (“salvation”) and the adjectival form, 4992 /sōtḗrion (what is “saved/rescued from destruction and brought into divine safety“).

Hebrew Equivalent Words: Strong #: 247 (aw‑zar’);  1272 (baw‑rakh’);  2421 ‑ חָיָה(khaw‑yaw’);  2620 ‑ חָסָה(khaw‑saw’);  3045 ‑ יָדַע(yaw‑dah’);  3467 ‑ יָשַׁע(yaw‑shah’);  4422 ‑ מָלַט(maw‑lat’);  5337 ‑ נָצַל(naw‑tsal’);  6299 ‑ פָּדָה(paw‑daw’);  6403 ‑ פָּלַט(paw‑lat’);  7200 ‑ רָאָה(raw‑aw’);  7682 ‑ שָׂגַב(saw‑gab’);  7725 ‑ שׁוּב(shoob);  7804 ‑ שֵׁיזִב(shez‑ab’);  7999 ‑ שָׁלֵם(shaw‑lam’);  8300 ‑ שָׂרִיד(saw‑reed’).

PreceptsAustin: sozo

References

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What is the Gospel?

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06 Romans 5:1-11 The Hope of the Gospel

11 1John 5:13-21 Confidence in the Gospel

02 1Peter 1:1-13 Understanding Our Living Hope

What do expiation and propitiation mean?

06 Philippians 2:12-13 Work out your salvation

16 Matthew 5:1-3 Poor in Spirit

21 Matthew 5:8 The pure in heart

31 Matthew 6:1-6; 6:16-18 Giving, Praying & Fasting

10 Do you see anything? Mark 8:11-26

07 Holy Spirit Pledge and Seal: Ephesians 1:13-23

43 1Corinthians 15:1-19 The importance of Christ’s resurrection

02 1Peter 1:1-13 Understanding Our Living Hope

02 Colossians 1:3-12 Life-Changing Hope

07 Philippians 2:14-30 Not running in vain

09 Jeremiah 23:1-8 Who will help us out of this mess?

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