'Save' in the Bible
When Reuben heard this, he tried to save him from them. He said, “Let’s not take his life.”
“Here is the law concerning a case of someone who kills a person and flees there to save his life, having killed his neighbor accidentally without previously hating him:
that you will spare the lives of my father, mother, brothers, sisters, and all who belong to them, and save us from death.”
Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: “Don’t abandon your servants. Come quickly and save us! Help us, for all the Amorite kings living in the hill country have joined forces against us.”
The Israelites cried out to the Lord. So the Lord raised up Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s youngest brother, as a deliverer to save the Israelites.
But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Would you plead Baal’s case for him? Would you save him? Whoever pleads his case will be put to death by morning! If he is a god, let him plead his own case because someone tore down his altar.”
for indeed, you will conceive and give birth to a son. You must never cut his hair, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from birth, and he will begin to save Israel from the power of the Philistines.”
There was no one to rescue them because it was far from Sidon and they had no alliance with anyone. It was in a valley that belonged to Beth-rehob. They rebuilt the city and lived in it.
When the troops returned to the camp, the elders of Israel asked, “Why did the Lord let us be defeated today by the Philistines? Let’s bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant from Shiloh. Then it will go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies.”
The Israelites said to Samuel, “Don’t stop crying out to the Lord our God for us, so that He will save us from the hand of the Philistines.”
“At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over My people Israel. He will save them from the hand of the Philistines because I have seen the affliction of My people, for their cry has come to Me.”
But some wicked men said, “How can this guy save us?” They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.
Now take action, because the Lord has spoken concerning David: ‘Through My servant David I will save My people Israel from the power of the Philistines and the power of all Israel’s enemies.’”
my God, my mountain where I seek refuge.My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge,and my Savior, You save me from violence.
They look, but there is no one to save them—they look to the Lord, but He does not answer them.
Now please come and let me advise you. 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 your son. March up and save me from the power of the king of Aram and of the king of Israel, who are rising up against me.”
Now, Lord our God, please save us from his hand so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord God—You alone.
And say: “Save us, God of our salvation;gather us and rescue us from the nationsso that we may give thanks to Your holy nameand rejoice in Your praise.
When others are humiliated and you say, “Lift them up,”God will save the humble.
Rise up, Lord!Save me, my God!You strike all my enemies on the cheek;You break the teeth of the wicked.
Turn, Lord! Rescue me;save me because of Your faithful love.
A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.Yahweh my God, I seek refuge in You;save me from all my pursuers and rescue me
Rise up, Lord!Confront him; bring him down.With Your sword, save me from the wicked.
With Your hand, Lord, save me from men,from men of the worldwhose portion is in this life:You fill their bellies with what You have in store;their sons are satisfied,and they leave their surplus to their children.
They cry for help, but there is no one to save them—they cry to the Lord, but He does not answer them.
Save me from the mouth of the lion!You have rescued mefrom the horns of the wild oxen.
Save Your people, bless Your possession,shepherd them, and carry them forever.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, I seek refuge in You;let me never be disgraced.Save me by Your righteousness.
Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly.Be a rock of refuge for me,a mountain fortress to save me.
Show Your favor to Your servant;save me by Your faithful love.
The Lord helps and delivers them;He will deliver them from the wicked and will save thembecause they take refuge in Him.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Happy is one who cares for the poor;the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.
Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God,the God of my salvation,and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Is David not hiding among us?”God, save me by Your name,and vindicate me by Your might!
But I call to God,and the Lord will save me.
Deliver me from those who practice sin,and save me from men of bloodshed.
Save with Your right hand, and answer me,so that those You love may be rescued.
For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” Davidic.Save me, God,for the water has risen to my neck.
for God will save Zionand build up the cities of Judah.They will live there and possess it.
In Your justice, rescue and deliver me;listen closely to me and save me.
Be a rock of refuge for me,where I can always go.Give the command to save me,for You are my rock and fortress.
He will have pity on the poor and helplessand save the lives of the poor.
when God rose up to judgeand to save all the lowly of the earth.Selah
before Ephraim,Benjamin, and Manasseh.Rally Your power and come to save us.
Rescue the poor and needy;save them from the power of the wicked.”
Protect my life, for I am faithful.You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.
Turn to me and be gracious to me.Give Your strength to Your servant;save the son of Your female servant.
What man can live and never see death?Who can save himself from the power of Sheol?Selah
Save us, Yahweh our God,and gather us from the nations,so that we may give thanks to Your holy nameand rejoice in Your praise.
Save with Your right hand and answer meso that those You love may be rescued.
Help me, Lord my God;save me according to Your faithful love
For He stands at the right hand of the needyto save him from those who would condemn him.
Then I called on the name of Yahweh:“Yahweh, save me!”
Lord, save us!Lord, please grant us success!
I am Yours; save me,for I have sought Your precepts.
I call to You; save me,and I will keep Your decrees.
If I walk into the thick of danger,You will preserve my lifefrom the anger of my enemies.You will extend Your hand;Your right hand will save me.
Do not trust in nobles,in man, who cannot save.
Rescue those being taken off to death,and save those stumbling toward slaughter.
For the Lord is our Judge,the Lord is our lawgiver,the Lord is our King.He will save us.
Say to the cowardly:“Be strong; do not fear!Here is your God; vengeance is coming.God’s retribution is coming; He will save you.”
Now, Lord our God, save us from his power so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord—You alone.
The Lord will save me;we will play stringed instrumentsall the days of our livesat the house of the Lord.
He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it.He bows down to it and worships;He prays to it, “Save me, for you are my god.”
“Come, gather together,and draw near, you fugitives of the nations.Those who carry their wooden idols,and pray to a god who cannot save,have no knowledge.
I will be the same until your old age,and I will bear you up when you turn gray.I have made you, and I will carry you;I will bear and save you.
You are worn out with your many consultations.So let them stand and save you—the astrologers, who observe the stars,who predict monthlywhat will happen to you.
This is what they are to you—those who have wearied youand have traded with you from your youth—each wanders on his own way;no one can save you.
For this is what the Lord says:“Even the captives of a mighty man will be taken,and the prey of a tyrant will be delivered;I will contend with the one who contends with you,and I will save your children.
Indeed, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save,and His ear is not too deaf to hear.
Who is this coming from Edomin crimson-stained garments from Bozrah—this One who is splendid in His apparel,rising up proudly in His great might?It is I, proclaiming vindication,powerful to save.
say to a tree, “You are my father,”and to a stone, “You gave birth to me.”For they have turned their back to Meand not their face,yet in their time of disaster they beg,“Rise up and save us!”
But where are your gods you made for yourself?Let them rise up and save youin your time of disaster if they can,for your gods are as numerous as your cities, Judah.
Then the cities of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods they have been burning incense to, but they certainly will not save them in their time of disaster.
Why are You like a helpless man,like a warrior unable to save?Yet You are among us, Yahweh,and we are called by Your name.Don’t leave us!
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;save me, and I will be saved,for You are my praise.
As for you, My servant Jacob,do not be afraid—this is the Lord’s declaration—and do not be dismayed, Israel,for without fail I will save you from far away,your descendants, from the land of their captivity!Jacob will return and have calm and quietwith no one to frighten him.
For I will be with you—this is the Lord’s declaration—to save you!I will bring destruction on all the nationswhere I have scattered you;however, I will not bring destruction on you.I will discipline you justly,and I will by no means leave you unpunished.
For this is what the Lord says:Sing with joy for Jacob;shout for the chief of the nations!Proclaim, praise, and say,“Lord, save Your people,the remnant of Israel!”
Don’t be afraid of the king of Babylon whom you now fear; don’t be afraid of him’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘because I am with you to save you and deliver you from him.
But you, My servant Jacob, do not be afraid,and do not be discouraged, Israel,for without fail I will save you from far awayand your descendants, from the land of their captivity!Jacob will return and have calm and quietwith no one to frighten him.
Flee! Save your lives!Be like a juniper bush in the wilderness.
Leave Babylon;save your lives, each of you!Don’t perish because of her guilt.For this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance—He will pay her what she deserves.
Come out from among her, My people!Save your lives, each of you,from the Lord’s burning anger.
If I say to the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him—you don’t speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life—that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
They will throw their silver into the streets,and their gold will seem like something filthy.Their silver and gold will be unable to save themin the day of the Lord’s wrath.They will not satisfy their appetitesor fill their stomachs,for these were the stumbling blocksthat brought about their iniquity.
Because you have disheartened the righteous person with lies, even though I have not caused him grief, and because you have encouraged the wicked person not to turn from his evil way to save his life,
“Now, son of man, say to your people: The righteousness of the righteous person will not save him on the day of his transgression; neither will the wickedness of the wicked person cause him to stumble on the day he turns from his wickedness. The righteous person won’t be able to survive by his righteousness on the day he sins.
I will save My flock, and they will no longer be prey for you. I will judge between one sheep and another.
I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will summon the grain and make it plentiful, and will not bring famine on you.
They will not defile themselves anymore with their idols, their detestable things, and all their transgressions. I will save them from all their apostasies by which they sinned, and I will cleanse them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.
Where now is your king,that he may save you in all your cities,and the rulers you demanded, saying,“Give me a king and leaders”?
Assyria will not save us,we will not ride on horses,and we will no longer proclaim, ‘Our gods!’to the work of our hands.For the fatherless receives compassion in You.”
Escape will fail the swift,the strong one will not prevail by his strength,and the brave will not save his life.
The archer will not stand his ground,the one who is swift of footwill not save himself,and the one riding a horse will not save his life.
You will eat but not be satisfied,for there will be hunger within you.What you acquire, you cannot save,and what you do save,I will give to the sword.
How long, Lord, must I call for helpand You do not listenor cry out to You about violenceand You do not save?
You come out to save Your people,to save Your anointed.You crush the leader of the house of the wickedand strip him from foot to neck.Selah
Yes, at that timeI will deal with all who afflict you.I will save the lame and gather the scattered;I will make those who were disgracedthroughout the earthreceive praise and fame.