Mar
2017

The Greek word “diasozo”

Limited to Mt. 14:36; Lk. 7:3; Acts 23:24; 27:43-44; 28:1, 4; 1 Pet. 3:20 and mainly used by Luke, the Greek verb “diasozo” meant “escape from,” “save,” “heal,” “recover.”

In Mt. 14:36 and Lk. 7:3, this verb describes “recovering” from an illness.  Acts 23:24 uses this verb to describe “safe” passage, and Acts 27:44 refers to “safe arrival” on land.  Those in Noah’s day were “rescued” or “preserved” from the flood (1 Pet. 3:20) by water, an event which pointed forward to baptism (1 Pet. 3:21).