Discussion on synonyms of salvation in the book of Hebrews


Terms/Expression synonymous with salvation





Heb 1:3

He had made purification of sins

To be in God’s presence, all of our sins must be cleansed away from us.

Heb 1:14

Will inherit salvation

Those who believe will receive in the future the inheritance promised us in the past

Heb 2:3

How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? salvation, first announced by the Lord

If we do not do what is needed, belief in Christ,  to receive the purification of our sins, which is part of our receiving eternal life, we will not escape the punishment due us because of our sins.

Heb 2:3

Salvation first announced through the Lord and confirmed by those who heard

Christ Jesus spoke of the salvation of being able to live eternally that we could receive by belief in Christ, and his disciples affirmed this teaching.

Heb 2:4

God also testifying with them

God also confirmed, with the use of miracles and gifts from the Holy Spirit, what Christ taught – salvation through belief in Him.

Heb 2:9

Taste death for everyone

Christ died to pay the penalty of sin for everyone, so believers could have eternal life.

Heb 2:10

Bringing many sons to glory

God will make many to be like Christ.

Heb 2:10

Perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings

God made Christ, the one who made salvation possible, perfect through suffering.

Heb 2:11

Of the same family

As brothers with Christ, we are full heirs to the promised inheritance

Heb 2:14

Render powerless him who had the power of death.

Christ died so that the adversary could no longer force everyone to die.

Heb 2:15

Free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery

His death can free men from their fear of death and slavery.

Heb 2:16

He gives help to the descendant of Abraham

Christ died to help humans live eternally, not angels.

Heb 2:17

Make propitiation for the sins of the people

Christ turned the wrath of God from those who believe in Him, and put us in His good pleasure. As such, we have the promise of eternal life.

Heb 3:1

Partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus

People who share the call from God in heaven are to focus on Christ Jesus

Heb 3:6

We are His house if we hold on to confidence and hope to the end.

Those who truly believe will hold on to their confidence, and it is those people who are of God’s house – those who will inherit the promised eternal life.

Heb 3:14

Partakers of Christ, if we hold fast

Those who believe in Christ at the end of life are those who truly believe Christ. And it is those people who will share in what Christ has.

Heb 4:1

a promise remains of entering His rest

The promise of entering into where God dwells has not, and will not, be revoked, and it has not yet been fulfilled.

Heb 4:2

Good news

The good news is the knowledge of how to live eternally, but it must be combined with faith

Heb 4:3

We who have believed enter that rest

Those who believe in Christ will enter into where God dwells.

Heb 4:5


Those who do not believe in Christ will not enter into where God dwells

Heb 4:6

It remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience

In the future, believers will enter into God’s dwelling place, His rest. But those who disobey and do not believe will fail to enter into it.

Heb 4:9

There remains a Sabbath day for the people of God.

Those who believe in Christ are the people of God and will enter into the rest.

Heb 4:10

The one who has entered His rest

Christ has entered God’s rest, His dwelling place.

Heb 4:11

Be diligent to enter that rest

If one does not disobey and disbelieve, one will enter into God’s rest.

Heb 4:16

Draw near with confidence to the throne of grace

Trusting in Christ will bring us near the Throne of God.

Heb 5:7

To the one who was able to save Him from death

God saves people from death.

Heb 5:9

Source of eternal salvation

Christ became the source of eternal salvation, eternally living in God’s house

Heb 6:9


Eternal life

Heb 6:12

Inherit the promises

Those who believe until the end will receive the promised eternal life.

Heb 6:18

Take hold of the hope set before us

If one believes in Christ, one has taken hold of what has been promised.

Heb 6:19

A hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil

This belief allows us to enter into God’s presence.


Terms/Expressions synonymous with salvation





Heb 7:19

A better hope, through which we draw near to God

The better hope is that through faith in Christ, we will enter into God’s dwelling place and live forever.

Heb 7:22

The guarantee of a better covenant

Because we have Christ, we have an assurance for the fulfillment of the better covenant – salvation through belief in Christ.

Heb 7:25

He is able also to save those who draw near to God through Him

Those who enter into God’s presence have been cleansed and given eternal life through their belief in Christ.

Heb 8:6

Mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises

Christ is the one who puts into effect the better covenant, which was built on heavenly promises.  Thus we see where faith in Christ brings eternal life.

Heb 8:10


Those whom God has taught his laws so they are internalized are the ones who believe in Him and The Son He sent and call Him God. These are the ones He calls His people, the true House of Israel.

Heb 8:12


Ours sins had to be atoned for so God’s wrath could be turned away from us we can enter into His dwelling place. Christ did this for us. We have showed our acceptance of it by our belief in Him.

Heb 8:13

New Covenant

The Contract God made with the House of Israel to save all the nations.

Heb 9:12

He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption

In entering into God’s dwelling place that one time Christ redeemed all who believe in Him for all time.

Heb 9:14

Cleanse your conscience

You have been cleansed of your sins, and so can enter into God’s presence.

Heb 9:15

He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that since a death has taken place for the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance

Christ’s death occurred to pay the price for man’s transgressions, including those done by the House of Israel under the first covenant. In this way, He is the one who puts into effect the better covenant. And because of His death, those who have been called have the ability to receive the promise of eternal life.

Heb 9:26

He was been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself

Christ took on human flesh to suffer and die for those who believe in Him could be justified and receive eternal life.

Heb 9:28

So Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

Christ died one physical death to pay the price of the sin of believers and redeem believers. He will return to bring actual salvation to those who look forward to His return.

Heb 10:10

By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Those who believe in Christ have been set apart and made holy and are being made like Christ through the sacrificial death of Christ once for all. It is Christ’s death that paid the price of all sins for all people who believe.

Heb 10:12

He, having offered one sacrifice for all, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.

Since Christ was God, He only had to make the one sacrifice for all people who would believe and all the believers’ sins. This sacrifice was sufficient to save all people for all time.

Heb 10:14

By one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.

By his one sacrifice, He has made perfect those who were set aside and made holy and were being made perfect.

Heb 10:16-17


God’s will give people the knowledge His laws in their minds and hearts. This lets them know they have sinned and that God is gracious in forgiving and not remembering any believer’s sins so they can enter into His rest.

Heb 10:22

Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith

Believers can enter into god’s presence since we have faith in Christ.

Heb 10:23

Hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

God is faithful in keeping His promises, so believers can rest assured that He will save them, as He promised.


Terms/Expressions synonymous with salvation





Heb 10:34

Accepted joyfully seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.

The better and lasting possession is the promised salvation – everlasting life.

Heb 10:35

Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward

Perseverance in faith is true saving faith and is rewarded with eternal life.

Heb 10:36

You have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Again, perseverance in faith will bring the promised eternal life.

Heb 10:39

We are not of those who shrunk back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

Again, perseverance in faith will preserve the soul in that those who believe will have eternal life.

Heb 11:1

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

We can not see the eternal life believers have been promised, but believers look forward to it in faith, trusting God will do as He said He would.

Heb 11:7

An heir of the righteousness which is according to faith

Having faith makes one an heir of the righteousness that is Christ’s.

Heb 11:16

They desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he has prepared a city for them.

This heavenly country is the future Jerusalem which God has prepared in Heaven and will come to earth. It is this Jerusalem which will be where Christ will reign on earth with his believers (Rev 21:2-4).

Heb 11:19

God is able to raise people even from the dead

God raised Christ from the dead, and we too will be raised, as part of our salvation.

Heb 12:1

Run with endurance the race that is set before us.

Believers should continue to live in faith, so as to receive the promised salvation in the future.

Heb 12:2

Fixing our eyes upon Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Christ creates and builds our faith. Which is necessary to believe in Him, which in turn is needed to be saved. Christ paid the price with His death on the cross one time and then rested with God. This one sacrifice was sufficient to redeem believers from death once for all.

Heb 12:9

Be subject to the Father of spirits, and live

Our earthly fathers disciplined us so would become who they wanted us to become. God disciplines us for the same reason. We should willingly submit ourselves to His discipline and have eternal life.

Heb 12:10

He disciplines us for our own good, so that we may share His holiness.

God disciplines us so we can become more like Christ.

Heb 12:14

Pursue peace with all men and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.

No one will see God without having Christ’s sanctification, which requires that we believe in Him.

Heb 12:24

Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant

Believers have come to faith in Christ and so look forward to the fulfillment of the new covenant, eternal life.

Heb 12:28

We receive a kingdom which can not be shaken

Part of our salvation is the promise of living in the heavenly kingdom.

Heb 13:12

Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate

Jesus suffered and was crucified that his blood would sanctify believers, which was necessary to receive the inheritance of the promised eternal life.

Heb 13:14

We are seeking the city which is to come

Believers seek the heavenly Jerusalem which will come in the future, and is part of the promise.

Heb 13:20

The eternal covenant

The promise of eternal life in the dwelling place of God, the future heavenly Jerusalem, which is what people who believe in Christ will inherit.



Other posts in this series:

Synonyms of Salvation in Book of Hebrews

Outline of Book of Hebrews

Study of Salvation in book of Hebrews


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