An important term in the Bible with a wide range of meaning. The word for “salvation” in the OT has a root meaning of “broadening” or “enlarging” and can connote the creation of space in the community for life and conduct. More often than not, this is done with divine help, particularly in circumstances where God’s people face an adversary (Exod 14:13-14; Exod 14:30; Exod 15:2; 1Sam 7:8; 2Sam 22:28; 1Chr 16:35; Neh 9:27; Ps 7:1; Ps 17:7; Ps 18:1-3; Ps 54:1; Ps 59:1-2; Ps 106:43-48; Ps 116:1-6; Ps 118:5-14). The goal of such deliverance is the establishment of God’s reign among God’s people and the other nations of the world (Isa 49:25-26; Isa 52:6-10; Isa 55:1-5; Jer 31:31-34; Ezek 36:22-32; Ezek 37:23-28). In the NT, God’s intent to “save” or “rescue” God’s people is identified with the person and ministry of Jesus (Luke 19:10; Luke 14:16-24; Luke 15:3-10; Luke 18:10-14; Matt 10:6-8; Matt 15:22-28; Matt 18:12-14; Matt 21:28-32). The traditions about Jesus’s life record him bringing people salvation by delivering them from forms of physical, spiritual/psychic, and demonic/cosmic bondage to a condition of restored wholeness and soundness (Mark 1:40-45; Mark 2:1-12; Mark 5:1-20; Mark 5:34; Mark 10:52; Luke 7:50; Luke 17:19; John 9; John 12:3-7). But for NT writers, the death and resurrection of Jesus represent the ultimate focal moment for salvation (1Cor 15). Early Christians associate Jesus’s death with that of the Passover lamb as “atonement” (John 1:29; John 1:36; John 6:51; 1Cor 5:7; Heb 9:24-26). His death provides “reconciliation” with God (Rom 5:1-11; 2Cor 5:18-20) and his resurrection points to future deliverance from judgment and wrath (1Thess 1:9-10; also Mark 13 and parallels).

Exod 14:13-14

13But Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you s ... View more

Exod 14:30

30Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.

Exod 15:2

2The Lord is my strength and my might,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father's God, and I will exalt him.

1Sam 7:8

8The people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, and pray that he may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”

2Sam 22:28

28You deliver a humble people,
but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.

1Chr 16:35

35Say also:
“Save us, O God of our salvation,
and gather and rescue us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
and glory in your prai ... View more

Neh 9:27

27Therefore you gave them into the hands of their enemies, who made them suffer. Then in the time of their suffering they cried out to you and you heard them fr ... View more

Ps 7:1

Plea for Help against Persecutors
A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjaminite.
1O Lord my God, in you I take refuge;
save me ... View more

Ps 17:7

7Wondrously show your steadfast love,
O savior of those who seek refuge
from their adversaries at your right hand.

Ps 18:1-3

Royal Thanksgiving for Victory
To the leader. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lor ... View more

Ps 54:1

Prayer for Vindication
To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “David is in hiding among us.”
1Save m ... View more

Ps 59:1-2

Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies
To the leader: Do Not Destroy. Of David. A Miktam, when Saul ordered his house to be watched in order to kill him.
1Deliver ... View more

Ps 106:43-48

43Many times he delivered them,
but they were rebellious in their purposes,
and were brought low through their iniquity.44Nevertheless he regarded their distres ... View more

Ps 116:1-6

Thanksgiving for Recovery from Illness
1I love the Lord, because he has heard
my voice and my supplications.2Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will ... View more

Ps 118:5-14

5Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.6With the Lord on my side I do not fear.
What can mortals do to me?7T ... View more

Isa 49:25-26

25But thus says the Lord:
Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken,
and the prey of the tyrant be rescued;
for I will contend with those who contend with ... View more

Isa 52:6-10

6Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here am I.
7How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet ... View more

Isa 55:1-5

An Invitation to Abundant Life
1Ho, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and you that have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without mon ... View more

Jer 31:31-34

A New Covenant
31The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.32It will not be lik ... View more

Ezek 36:22-32

22Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy ... View more

Ezek 37:23-28

23They shall never again defile themselves with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. I will save them from all the apos ... View more

Luke 19:10

10For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

Luke 14:16-24

16Then Jesus said to him, “Someone gave a great dinner and invited many.17At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Co ... View more

Luke 15:3-10

3So he told them this parable:4“Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after t ... View more

Luke 18:10-14

10“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.11The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you ... View more

Matt 10:6-8

6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.7As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’8Cure the sick, raise the dead ... View more

Matt 15:22-28

22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.”23But ... View more

Matt 18:12-14

12What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of ... View more

Matt 21:28-32

The Parable of the Two Sons
28“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’29He answered, ‘I ... View more

Mark 1:40-45

Jesus Cleanses a Leper
40A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.”41Moved with pity, Jesus stretched ... View more

Mark 2:1-12

Jesus Heals a Paralytic
1When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home.2So many gathered around that there was no longer ro ... View more

Mark 5:1-20

Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac
1They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.2And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately ... View more

Mark 5:34

34He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

Mark 10:52

52Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

Luke 7:50

50And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Luke 17:19

19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

John 9

A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
1As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth.2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that h ... View more

John 12:3-7

3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfu ... View more

1Cor 15

The Resurrection of Christ
1Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also y ... View more

John 1:29

The Lamb of God
29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:36

36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”

John 6:51

51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my ... View more

1Cor 5:7

7Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, as you really are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.

Heb 9:24-26

24For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God ... View more

Rom 5:1-11

Results of Justification
1Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,2through whom we have obtained access ... View more

2Cor 5:18-20

18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation;19that is, in Christ God was reconciling th ... View more

1Thess 1:9-10

9For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,10a ... View more

Mark 13

The Destruction of the Temple Foretold
1As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildin ... View more

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