What does SOZO mean?

What is SOZO?

The verb “sōzō” has three meanings in the New Testament:

(1)   Save… to cause someone to experience divine salvation—‘to save’ (restoration of the spirit)

(2)   Make whole… to rescue from danger and to restore to a former state of safety and well being (restoration of the soul)

(3)   Heal… to cause someone to become well again after having been sick (restoration of the body)


For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved (sōzō…spirit, soul, & body) through Him. ~ John 3:17 ESV


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