'Saves' in the Bible
But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your troubles and afflictions. You said to Him, ‘You must set a king over us.’ Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes and clans.”
“Don’t do anything to us for seven days,” the elders of Jabesh said to him, “and let us send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. If no one saves us, we will surrender to you.”
As surely as the Lord lives who saves Israel, even if it is because of my son Jonathan, he must die!” Not one of the troops answered him.
and this whole assembly will know that it is not by sword or by spear that the Lord saves, for the battle is the Lord’s. He will hand you over to us.”
He saves the needy from their sharp wordsand from the clutches of the powerful.
My shield is with God,who saves the upright in heart.
The Lord is near the brokenhearted;He saves those crushed in spirit.
He reaches down from heaven and saves me,challenging the one who tramples me.SelahGod sends His faithful love and truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him;He hears their cry for help and saves them.
They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along;they set it in its place, and there it stands;it does not budge from its place.They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;it saves no one from his trouble.
Yahweh your God is among you,a warrior who saves.He will rejoice over you with gladness.He will bring you quietness with His love.He will delight in you with shouts of joy.”
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.