- to buy or pay off; clear by payment: to redeem a mortgage.
- to buy back, as after a tax sale or a mortgage foreclosure.
- to recover (something pledged or mortgaged) by payment or other satisfaction: to redeem a pawned watch.
- to exchange (bonds, trading stamps, etc.) for money or goods.
- to convert (paper money) into specie.
- to discharge or fulfill (a pledge, promise, etc.).
- to make up for; make amends for; offset (some fault,shortcoming, etc.
- to obtain the release or restoration of, as from captivity, by paying a ransom.
- Theology . to deliver from sin and its consequences by means of a sacrifice offered for the sinner.
The debt that I owe is too great for me ever to repay. Through the shedding of Christ’s blood and subsequent resurrection, he released me from the chains my sins bought me.
But the LORD will redeem those who serve him. Everyone who trusts in him will be freely pardoned. Psalms 34:22 (NLT)
Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death by paying a ransom to God. Psalms 49:7