- to deliver especially from sin or its penalty
- to free from captivity or punishment by paying a price
- a consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity
- the act of ransoming In the biblical example:
28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~ Matthew 20:28 (ESV) . Our captive souls were redeemed by at a cost beyond compare, hence our debt is not “cancelled, but paid. . .