People from a Samaritan village were the first to recognize Jesus (Yeshua‘) as the Savior of the world. They heard a woman tell about her encounter with Jesus at a well and they decided to find out more. At the time, the Jews marginalized the Samaritans.
Jesus is still willing to reach out to everyone as the Savior of all. Often it is people on the edge of society who are most ready to accept Him for who He is.
Savior of the world in Greek:
Ho sōtēr tou kosmou
Strong’s Concordance numbers: 4990, 2889
Bible references: John 4:42; 1 John 4:14
We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. (1 John 4:14 NIV)