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:
- Means “to overcome, conquer, be victorious”
- Used only once in the Bible. (this exact tense is used once. The root form nikáō is used 28 times)
- 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!
- The root form of nenikēka is nikáō. This is the verb form of the noun níkē, “victory”.