Salvation in the Bible
by Rich Deem

Salvation is a word that describes the deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptians (Exodus 14:13), and of deliverance generally from evil or danger. In the New Testament it is specially used with reference to the great deliverance from the guilt and the pollution of sin wrought out by Jesus Christ, "the great salvation" (Hebrews 2:3).

Salvation encompasses the entire act of deliverance from the righteous justice of a holy God, including justification, redemption, and sanctification. Both justification and redemption are the sole work of God, for which we can claim no credit. Sanctification, on the other hand, is a work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a willing believer. As such, we play a vital role in our sanctification, although it is still primarily a work of God.

Salvation - Word Study
Strong's # Transliteration Language Definition (# times used)
2421a chayah Hebrew to live (3)
3444 yeshuah Hebrew salvation (1)
3468 yesha Hebrew deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare (31)
3467 yasha Hebrew to deliver (86)
4422 malat Hebrew to slip away (8)
5127 nus Hebrew to flee, escape (1)
6845 tsaphan Hebrew to hide, treasure up (1)
8668 teshuah Hebrew deliverance, salvation (16)
1295g diasozo Greek to bring safely through (a danger), to save (1)
2343g thesaurizo Greek to lay up, store up (2)
4982g sozo Greek to save (36)
4990g soter Greek a savior, deliverer (24)
4991g soteria Greek deliverance, salvation (42)
4992g soterios Greek saving, bringing salvation (5)

 

Scriptures on Salvation
Characteristic Verses
Brings joy Isaiah 25:9
Cannot be achieved by acts of men 1 Corinthians 3:15, Ephesians 2:8, 2 Timothy 1:8-9, Titus 3:5
Done because of God's love Psalms 6:4, 17:7, 31:16, 109:26, Isaiah 63:9, Titus 3:4
Done by God Deuteronomy 33:29, 2 Samuel 22:3-4, 1 Chronicles 16:35, Job 22:29, Psalms 6:4, 7:10, 20:6, 9, 28:8, 34:6, 54:1, 55:16, 57:3, 60:5, 71:2, 3, 4, 76:9, 80:3, 7, 19, 86:2, 106:8, 21, 47, 107:13, 19, 108:6, 109:26, 31, 116:4, 6, 118:25, 119:94, 145:19, Isaiah 19:20, 25:9, 30:15, 35:4, 38:20, 43:3, 11, 12, 45:15, 17, 21, 49:26, 59:1, 60:16, 63:8, 9, Jeremiah 14:8, 9, 17:14, Hosea 13:4, Zechariah 9:16, 10:6, Luke 1:47, 1 Timothy 1:1, 2:3-4, 4:10, 2 Timothy 1:8-9, Titus 1:3, 2:10, 3:4, Jude 1:5
Done by Jesus Christ Matthew 1:21, 18:11, Luke 2:11, 7:50, 9:56, 19:10, John 3:17, 4:42, 12:47, Acts 2:47, 4:12, 5:31, 13:23, Romans 5:9, 10, 11:26, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 2 Corinthians 2:15, Ephesians 5:23, Philippians 3:20, 2 Timothy 1:10, Titus 3:6, Hebrews 7:25, 2 Peter 1:1, 10-11, 2 Peter 2:20
Done for people who trust in God Psalm 37:40, 55:16, 86:2, 119:94, 145:19, Isaiah 30:15, 45:22, 1 Corinthians 1:21
Done for people who trust in Jesus Matthew 16:25, Mark 8:35, 13:13, Luke 9:24, John 10:9, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9, Hebrews 7:25, 1 Peter 3:21
Done for sinners 1 Timothy 1:15
Done for those who are humble Job 22:29, Psalms 76:9, 116:6
Done for those who believe Luke 8:12, 1 Corinthians 15:2
Done for those who call upon God Psalms 60:5, 71:2, 107:13, 19, 108:6, 116:4, 118:25, 145:19, Isaiah 19:20, 59:1, Jeremiah 31:7, Zechariah 10:6, Acts 2:21
Done for those who call upon Jesus Romans 10:9, 10:13
Done for those who have faith Luke 7:50, Ephesians 2:8
Done for those whose heart is upright Psalms 7:10, Jeremiah 4:14
Done through God's grace Acts 15:11, Ephesians 2:5, 8, 2 Timothy 1:8-9
Done through the Holy Spirit Titus 3:5
Few are saved Jeremiah 31:7, Luke 13:23-24, Romans 9:27
God saves our souls Psalm 6:4, James 1:21, 5:20
God saves our spirit 1 Corinthians 5:5
Includes forgiveness from sin Matthew 1:21, Acts 5:31
Is eternal Isaiah 45:17
Jesus saves our physical bodies Ephesians 5:23
Leads to eternal life 2 Timothy 1:10
Not done for rebellious Psalms 18:27
Not done for those who reject Jesus Mark 16:16, 2 Thessalonians 2:10
Promised by God's word Acts 13:23
Received through repentance Isaiah 30:15
Saved are called (predestined) by God Psalm 20:6, 28:8, 57:3, 2 Peter 1:10-11
Saved from judgment Psalms 76:9, 109:31

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  1. But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. (Exodus 14:13)
  2. how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, (Hebrews 2:3)

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