'Save' in the Bible
God sent me [to Egypt] ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on the earth, and to keep you alive by a great escape.
On the first day [of the feast] you shall have a holy and solemn assembly, and on the seventh day there shall be another holy and solemn assembly; no work of any kind shall be done on those days, except for the preparation of food which every person must eat—only that may be done by you.
so that someone who committed manslaughter could flee there, [that is, a person] who killed his neighbor unintentionally and without previously having hostility toward him, and that by escaping to one of these cities he might [claim the right of asylum and] save his life:
for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’
Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes.
When he found her in the [open] field, the engaged girl [may have] cried out for help, but there was no one to [hear and] save her.
and you will be groping at noon [in broad daylight], just as the blind grope in the darkness, and nothing you do will prosper; but you will only be oppressed and exploited and robbed continually, with no one to save you.
and spare my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters, along with everyone who belongs to them, and let us all live.”
So the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua at the camp in Gilgal, saying, “Do not abandon your servants; come up to us quickly and save us and help us, for all [five of] the kings of the Amorites who live in the hill country have assembled against us.”
The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this strength of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian. Have I not sent you?”
But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you plead for Baal? Will you save him? Whoever pleads for Baal shall be put to death while it is still morning. If Baal is a god, let him defend himself, because someone has torn down his altar.”
When the people (soldiers) came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord here from Shiloh, so that He may come among us and save us from the hand of our enemies.”
And the sons of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, so that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”
“About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him as leader over My people Israel; and he will save My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon [the distress of] My people, because their cry [for help] has come to Me.”
But some worthless men said, “How can this man save and rescue us?” And they regarded Saul with contempt and did not bring him a gift. But he ignored the insult and kept silent.
The elders of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Give us seven days so that we may send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. Then, if there is no one to save us, we will come out [and surrender] to you.”
Then Saul sent messengers to David’s house to watch for him, so that he might kill him in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, told him, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.”
So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the Lord said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.”
Now then, do it [and make him king]! For the Lord has spoken of David, saying, ‘By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and the hand of all their enemies.’”
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge,My Savior—You save me from violence.
“They looked, but there was no savior for them—Even to the Lord [they looked], but He did not answer them.
Come now, please let me advise you and save your life and the life of your son Solomon.
So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and son. Come up and rescue me from the hand of the kings of Aram and of Israel, who are rising up against me.”
Now, O Lord our God, please, save us from his hand so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know [without any doubt] that You alone, O Lord, are God.”
‘For I will protect this city to save it, for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’”
Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation;Gather us together and rescue us from the nations,That we may give thanks to Your holy name,And glory in Your praise.”
‘If evil comes on us, or the sword of judgment, or plague, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your Name and Your Presence is in this house) and we will cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear and save us.’
“Because he knew no quietness or calm within him [because of his greed],He does not retain anything he desires.
“[If you can do all this, Job, proving your divine power] then I [God] will also praise you and acknowledgeThat your own right hand can save you.
Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God!For You have struck all my enemies on the cheek;You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
Return, O Lord, rescue my soul;Save me because of Your [unfailing] steadfast love and mercy.
O Lord my God, in You I take refuge;Save me and rescue me from all those who pursue me,
Wondrously show Your [marvelous and amazing] lovingkindness,O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right handFrom those who rise up against them.
For who is God, but the Lord?Or who is a rock, except our God,
Save me from the lion’s mouth;From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.
Incline Your ear to me, deliver me quickly;Be my rock of refuge,And a strong fortress to save me.
Make Your face shine upon Your servant;Save me in Your lovingkindness.
For our fathers did not possess the land [of Canaan] by their own sword,Nor did their own arm save them,But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence,Because You favored and delighted in them.
For I will not trust in my bow,Nor will my sword save me.
Save me, O God, by Your name;And vindicate me by Your [wondrous] power.
As for me, I shall call upon God,And the Lord will save me.
He will send from heaven and save me;He calls to account him who tramples me down. Selah.God will send out His lovingkindness and His truth.
Deliver me from those who practice wrongdoing,And save me from bloodthirsty men.
That Your beloved ones may be rescued,Save with Your right hand and answer us.
Come and see the works of God,He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of men.
Save me, O God,For the waters have threatened my life [they have come up to my neck].
For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah,That His servants may remain there and possess it.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Be to me a rock of refuge and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually come;You have given the commandment to save me,For You are my rock and my fortress.
He will have compassion on the poor and needy,And he will save the lives of the needy.
When God arose to [establish] judgment,To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
Because they did not believe in God [they did not rely on Him, they did not adhere to Him],And they did not trust in His salvation (His power to save).
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your powerAnd come to save us!
Protect my life (soul), for I am godly and faithful;O You my God, save Your servant, who trusts in You [believing in You and relying on You, confidently committing everything to You].
Turn to me, and be gracious to me;Grant Your strength [Your might and the power to resist temptation] to Your servant,And save the son of Your handmaid.
That Your beloved [ones] may be rescued,Save with Your right hand, and answer me!
Help me, O Lord my God;Save me according to Your lovingkindness—
For He will stand at the right hand of the needy,To save him from those who judge his soul.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:“O Lord, please save my life!”
O Lord, save now, we beseech You;O Lord, we beseech You, send now prosperity and give us success!
I am Yours, save me [as Your own];For I have [diligently] sought Your precepts and required them [as my greatest need].
I cried to You; save meAnd I will keep Your testimonies.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,And Your right hand will save me.
Save my life, O Lord, for Your name’s sake;In Your righteousness bring my life out of trouble.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience];He also will hear their cry and will save them.
The bloodthirsty hate the blameless [because of his integrity],But the upright are concerned for his life.
It will be said in that day,“Indeed, this is our God for whom we have waited that He would save us.This is the Lord for whom we have waited;Let us shout for joy and rejoice in His salvation.”
For the Lord is our Judge,The Lord is our Ruler,The Lord is our King;He will save us.
Say to those with an anxious and panic-stricken heart,“Be strong, fear not!Indeed, your God will come with vengeance [for the ungodly];The retribution of God will come,But He will save you.”
Now, O Lord our God, save us from his hand so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know and fully realize that You alone, Lord, are God.”
‘For I will defend this city to save it, for My own sake and for the sake of My servant David.’”
“The Lord is ready to save me;Therefore we will play my songs on stringed instrumentsAll the days of our lives at the house of the Lord.”
That kind of man (the idolater) feeds on ashes [and is satisfied with ashes]! A deceived mind has led him astray, so that he cannot save himself, or ask, “Is this thing [that I am holding] in my right hand not a lie?”
“Assemble yourselves and come;Come together, you survivors of the nations!They are ignorant,Who carry around their wooden idols [in religious processions or into battle]And keep on praying to a god that cannot save them.
“Declare and present your defense of idols;Indeed, let them consult together.Who announced this [rise of Cyrus and his conquests] long before it happened?Who declared it long ago?Was it not I, the Lord?And there is no other God besides Me,A [consistently and uncompromisingly] just and righteous God and a Savior;There is none except Me.
They stooped over, they have bowed down together;They could not rescue the burden [of their own idols],But have themselves gone into captivity.
Even to your old age I am He,And even to your advanced old age I will carry you!I have made you, and I will carry you;Be assured I will carry you and I will save you.
“They lift it on their shoulders [in religious processions or into battle] and carry it;They set it in its place and there it remains standing.It cannot move from its place.Even if one cries to it [for help], the idol cannot answer;It cannot save him from his distress.
“You are wearied by your many counsels.Just let the astrologers,The stargazers,Those who predict by the new moons [each month]Stand up and save you from the things that will come upon you [Babylon].
“This is how they have become to you, those [astrologers and sorcerers] with whom you have labored,Those who have done business with you from your youth;Each has wandered in his own way.There is no one to save you.
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so shortThat it cannot save,Nor His ear so impairedThat it cannot hear.
Who is this who comes from Edom,With crimson-stained garments from Bozrah [in Edom],This One (the Messiah) who is majestic in His apparel,Marching in the greatness of His might?“It is I, [the One] who speaks in righteousness [proclaiming vindication], mighty to save.”
Who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’And to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’For they have turned their backs to Me,And not their faces;But in the time of their trouble they will say,‘Arise [O Lord] and save us.’
“But where are your godsWhich you made for yourself?Let them get up, if they can save youIn the time of your trouble!For [as many as] the number of your citiesAre your gods, O Judah. [Why do not your many man-made idols run to help you?]
Then the cities of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go and cry to the [man-made] gods to whom they burn incense, but they cannot save them in the time of their disaster.
“Why should You be [hesitant and inactive] like a man astounded and perplexed,Like a mighty man unable to save?Yet You, O Lord, are among us,And we are called by Your name;Do not leave us!”
“And I will make you to this peopleA fortified wall of bronze;They will fight against you,But they will not prevail over you,For I am with you [always] to save youAnd protect you,” says the Lord.
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed;Save me and I will be saved,For You are my praise.
‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant,’ says the Lord,‘Nor be dismayed or downcast, O Israel;For behold, I will save you from a distant land [of exile]And your descendants from the land of their captivity.Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease,And no one will make him afraid.
‘For I am with you,’ says the Lord, ‘to save you;For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you,But I will not destroy you completely.But I will judge and discipline you fairlyAnd will by no means regard you as guiltless and leave you unpunished.’
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear [as if he were deity]; do not be afraid of him,’ says the Lord, ‘for [he is a mere man, but I am the living, omniscient God and] I am with you [always] to protect you and to deliver you from his hand.
“But as for you, do not fear, O My servant Jacob,Nor be dismayed, O Israel!For behold, I will save you from [your captivity in] a distant land,And your descendants from the land of their exile;And Jacob will return and be quiet and secure,And no one will make him afraid.
“Run! Save your lives,That you may be like a juniper in the wilderness.
Flee out of Babylon,Let every one of you save his life!Do not be destroyed in her punishment,For this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance;He is going to pay her what she has earned.
“Come out of her midst, My people,And each of you [escape and] save yourselfFrom the fierce anger of the Lord.
“I [Jerusalem] called to my lovers (political allies), but they deceived me.My priests and my elders perished in the cityWhile they looked for food to restore their strength.
[And as for us,] yet our eyes failed,Looking in vain for help.Watching [from the towers] we watchedFor a nation that could not save.
When I say to the wicked, ‘You will certainly die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to tell him to turn from his wicked way to save his life, that same evil man will die in his sin, but you will be responsible for his blood.
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