Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Thierry April 7, 2022

New Testament (Greek)

σώζω sōzō sode’-zo

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.

Total KJV occurrences: 110 —Strong’s Concordance[1]

Salvation: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  —Romans 10:9

Healing: But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.  —Matthew 9:22

Thayer Dictionary with Strong’s Numbers Definition:

1) to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction

  1. A) one (from injury or peril)
  2. a) to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e.: one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
  3. b) to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue

2) to save in the technical biblical sense

  1. A) negatively
  2. a) to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment
  3. b) to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance.[2]

And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.  —Joel 2:32

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Acts 2:21

In a nutshell, Sozo is a God-led framework helping to free individuals from the effects of wounding and sin, and delivering people from the snares and presence of the demonic.—Andy Reese
It means “to save, heal and deliver”. It is all one package, one and the same Greek word. So that is what we call it, too. Jesus came to “Sozo” us.—Andy Reese


Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  —1 Thessalonians 5:23


[1] James Strong, The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Expanded edition (Thomas Nelson, 2010).

[2] Joseph Thayer, ed., Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Coded with Strong’s Concordance Numbers, Reissue,Subsequent edition (Massachusetts: Hendrickson Academic, 1995).