Salvation – Greek ‘Sozo’

Sozo‘ the Greek word for salvation. This word, ‘sozo‘ has a number of meanings in it’s Greek translation. It can describe “physical safety cure or healing from illness, rescue, deliverance, liberation, protection, keep alive, keep in good health, persevere well-being, benefit, develop wholeness or peach, make secure, bring victory.” (James a Fowler, 1999)

When this greek word for salvation is better understood the meaning of different versus becomes more clear.

In summary, the word has been translated in the New Testament in the following ways:

  • save or saved
  • whole
  • healed
  • preserve
  • well

To understand how ‘sozo’ is used in each case it is necessary to review the context of it’s usage and how it should be interpreted.