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A study of a New Testament word group that focuses on



Definitions of the words, and the verses where they are found.


The Greek N.T. word

The way it is often translated
(most common ways listed first)

Verses where found

nike - noun


1 John 5:4

nikos - noun

victory; victorious; triumph

Matthew 12:20

1 Corinthians 15:54-55, 57

nikao - verb

When used as a verb:
overcome; overpower; conquer; prevail; win the victory; win one's case (in court); defeat; win (the) battle/fight

When used as a noun:
he who overcomes; the victor; he who wins the victory; the conqueror

Luke 11:22

John 16:33

Romans 3:4; 12:21

1 John 2:13-14; 4:4; 5:4-5

Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21; 5:5; 6:2; 11:7; 12:11; 13:7; 15:2; 17:14; 21:7

hupernikao - verb

more than conquerors; overwhelmingly conquer; overwhelming victory; full victory; triumphantly victorious

Romans 8:37

When these words occur in the outlines, they are in underlined italics.

Note that over 2/3 of the references are from the writings of John - and the majority of these (half of the total number of references) are from the book of Revelation. Most of the others (all but two) are from the writings of Paul.

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