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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2480 Greek: ischuo

Prevail:

"to be strong, powerful," is translated "to prevail" in Act 19:16, 20; Rev 12:8.
See ABLE, B, No. 4.

2 Strong's Number: g2729 Greek: katischuo

Prevail:

"to be strong against" (kata, "against," and No. 1), is used in Mat 16:18, negatively of the gates of Hades; in Luk 21:36 (in the most authentic mss.; some have kataxioo, "to count worthy;" see AV), of "prevailing" to escape judgments at the close of this age; in Luk 23:23, of the voices of the chief priests, rulers and people against Pilate regarding the crucifixion of Christ.

3 Strong's Number: g5623 Greek: opheleo

Prevail:

"to benefit, do good, profit," is translated "prevailed" in Mat 27:24, RV (AV, "could prevail"), of the conclusion formed by Pilate concerning the determination of the chief priests, elders and people. The meaning of the verb with the negative is better expressed by the phrase "he would do no good;" so in Jhn 12:19, "ye prevail (nothing)," lit., "ye are doing no good."
See ADVANTAGE, BETTERED, PROFIT.

4 Strong's Number: g3528 Greek: nikao

Prevail:

"to conquer, prevail," is used as a law term in Rom 3:4, "(that) Thou... mightest prevail [AV, 'overcome'] (when Thou comest into judgment);" that the righteousness of the judge's verdict compels an acknowledgement on the part of the accused, is inevitable where God is the judge. God's promises to Israel provided no guarantee that an unrepentant Jew would escape doom. In Rev 5:5, AV, "hath prevailed" (RV, "hath overcome").
See CONQUER, No. 1.

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