Saved - sōzō (Strong’s #G4982)

Sozo“Saved,” is to keep one safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction, injury or peril, disease or from perishing. To make well, heal, restore to health, to preserve one that is in danger of destruction.

Below is every verse containing SOZO in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). Duplicates are skipped. Sozo is translated as saved, save, whole and made well.

This is part of the research undergirding the salvation website.

Summary of verses below: Saved is entering the Kingdom of God. It includes receiving eternal life, being baptized, freedom from sins, being lawful, believing, having faith in Jesus, obeying His commands, not letting satan steal truths from your heart and laying down your life for others. It results in physical healing, deliverance from demons and forces of nature. Healing is released through touch, command and faith.


Enduring hatred to the end results in salvation

You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. (Matt. 10:22)

Being saved equates to entering the kingdom of God

Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?" (Matt. 19:24-25)

Remain true and lawful and you will be saved

Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. "But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. (Matt. 24:12-13)

Saved relates to not dying in the midst of great tribulation

But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. (Matt. 24:20-22)

Saved relates to being kept from dying

"He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him." (Matt. 27:42)

Believing and being baptized results in salvation

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." (Mk. 16:15-18)

Saved involves faith ushering in forgiveness of sins

Then He said to her, "Your sins have been forgiven." Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?" And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." (Lk. 7:48-50)

Satan stealing the truth from one’s heart keeps them from being saved

Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. (Lk. 8:12)

Evildoers are not saved

And someone said to Him, "Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?" And He said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know where you are from.' Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets'; and He will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you are from; DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS.' In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out." (Lk. 13:23-28)

Faith saved, by bringing healing

And Jesus said unto him, "Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee." (Lk. 18:42)


Jesus saves people from their sins

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matt. 1:21)

Faith saves disciples from storm

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, "Lord, save us: we perish." And he saith unto them, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. (Matt. 8:25-26)

But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, "Lord, save me." And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. (Matt. 14:30-32)

You save your life when you give your life to Jesus

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it." (Matt. 16:24-25)

Jesus came to save individuals who are lost

[For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.] "What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?" (Matt. 18:11-12)

Saving a life was to heal a withered hand

And He said to them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?" But they kept silent. After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. (Mk. 3:4-5)

Jesus saves lives, rather than destroying them

When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" But He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." And they went on to another village. (Lk. 9:54-56)

Embracing Jesus as one’s Lord results in being saved

And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Lk. 19:9-10)


Touching Jesus’ garments healed people

And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole. (Mk. 6:56)

Eyesight restored through faith in Jesus

And Jesus said unto him, "Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole." And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. (Mk. 10:52)

Dead daughter restored through faith in Jesus

While He was still speaking, someone came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, "Your daughter has died; do not trouble the Teacher anymore." But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, "Do not be afraid any longer; only believe, and she will be made well." (Lk. 8:49-50)

Leper cleansed through faith in Jesus

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger." And he said unto him, "Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole." (Lk. 17:15-19)

Made Well

Touch and faith resulted in being made whole from sickness

And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak; for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get well." But Jesus turning and seeing her said, "Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well." At once the woman was made well. (Matt. 9:20-22)

Resurrection by command of Jesus

"My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live." …Taking the child by the hand, He said to her, "Talitha kum!" (which translated means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!"). (Mk. 5:23,41)

Demonized delivered by Jesus’ command

The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened. Those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well. (Lk. 8:35-36)