John 16:33 overcome = nenikēka

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33

Four interesting points about this Greek word:

  1. Means “to overcome, conquer, be victorious
  2. Used only once in the Bible. (this exact tense is used once. The root form nikáō is used 28 times)
  3. Nenikēka is in the perfect tense. Jesus speaks of His victory over the world as though it is an accomplished fact with continuing results to the present!
  4. The root form of nenikēka is nikáō. This is the verb form of the noun níkē, “victory”.

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