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This salvation He has provided for us is a salvation of the soul – not circumstances.  And what more could we want, given that life is lived in the soul (Mark 8:36) – that place where body and spirit come together to produce the thoughts and emotions which are the essence of our consciousness (Hebrews 4:12).

This sampling of verses mentioning salvation also includes verses mentioning save since the latter is the verbal version of the former.  The same applies to savior.

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Acts 2:40  –  “…’Be saved from this perverse generation!'”

Acts 4:12  –  “And there is salvation is no one else…”

Acts 13:26  –  The word of God’s salvation is sent to His people; the salvation is theirs.

Acts 13:47 (quoting Isaiah 49:6 below)  –  This salvation is available from one end of the earth to the other.

Acts 28:28  –  “…this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles…”

1 Thessalonians 5:9, 10  –  “… God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ…”  –  Our salvation is in the midst of their wrath.

1 Timothy 4:16

2 Timothy 2:10  –  “…so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus…”  –  As in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, this salvation must be obtained.

2 Timothy 3:15

Hebrews 2:2, 3, 4  –  It is a great salvation, and we can ill afford to neglect it.

James 1:21

James 5:19-20  –  “My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 1:9, 10  –  True faith is efficacious to the saving, or preserving, of the soul.  In this regard, see Hebrews 10:39.  Remember that the salvation the Lord gives us is a salvation of the soul – not of circumstances.  

1 Peter 4:18 (quoting Proverbs 11:31)  –  “…IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED…”

Jude 1:3  –  What might Jude have said about our common salvation?


Psalm 3:8  –  The salvation of the soul that the Lord offers includes the blessing He bestows on His people.  It is the sign that He is with them.  The NASB marginal note says that “salvation” could have been translated “deliverance.”  It has a reciprocal note on Psalm 3:2 pertaining to “deliverance.”  In this vein, “savior” could be translated as “deliverer,” and “save” as “deliver.”  In this regard, consider Matthew 6:13.

Psalm 27:1  –  The Lord Himself is our salvation.  In Him we have everything!

Psalm 50:23  –  We must order our ways aright if we expect to obtain this salvation that the Lord offers.

Psalm 51:12  –  There is a joy associated with this salvation.  See Romans 14:17.

Psalm 91:16  –  This salvation is “eternal life” – that is, constant, ongoing life with God.

Psalm 149:4  –  “…He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.”

Isaiah 33:6  –  “…a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge…”

Isaiah 33:22  –  “…He will save us–”

Isaiah 45:22  –  “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth…”  Salvation is attained by looking to Christ.

Isaiah 49:6 (quoted in Acts 13:47 above)  –  “…I will also make You a light of the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

Jeremiah 3:23  –  “…in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.”

Zechariah 9:9  –  “…Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation…”

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