Prevail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; -- sometimes with over or against.

2. (v. i.) To be in force; to have effect, power, or influence; to be predominant; to have currency or prevalence; to obtain; as, the practice prevails this day.

3. (v. i.) To persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailed on him to wait.

Greek
3528. nikao -- to conquer, prevail
... to conquer, prevail. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: nikao Phonetic Spelling:
(nik-ah'-o) Short Definition: I conquer, overcome Definition: I conquer, am ...
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2729. katischuo -- to overpower
... to overpower. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katischuo Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-is-khoo'-o) Short Definition: I prevail against, overpower, am able ...
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2480. ischuo -- to be strong, have power
... Spelling: (is-khoo'-o) Short Definition: I am strong, able Definition: I have strength,
am strong, am in full health and vigor, am able; meton: I prevail. ...
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5623. opheleo -- to help, benefit, do good
... profit, prevail. From the same as opheleia; to be useful, ie To benefit -- advantage,
better, prevail, profit. see GREEK opheleia. (ophelei) -- 4 Occurrences. ...
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5245. hupernikao -- to be more than conqueror
... hupernikao Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-er-nik-ah'-o) Short Definition: I am more than
conqueror Definition: I am more than conqueror, prevail mightily. ...
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3841. pantokrator -- almighty
... almighty. 3841 (from 3956 , "all" and 2902 , "prevail") -- properly, ;
unrestricted power exercising absolute dominion. Word Origin ...
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5610. hora -- a time or period, an hour
... a purpose); a time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord's specific purpose,
ie "the hour" in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like ...
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2902. krateo -- to be strong, rule
... krateo Phonetic Spelling: (krat-eh'-o) Short Definition: I lay hold of, obtain
Definition: I am strong, mighty, hence: I rule, am master, prevail; I obtain ...
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2901. krataioo -- to strengthen
... become strong. Cognate: 2901 (from 2904 ) -- to prevail by God's strength,
ie as His power over opposition (). See 2904 (). For ...
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1018. brabeuo -- to act as umpire
... rule. From the same as brabeion; to arbitrate, ie (genitive case) to govern
(figuratively, prevail) -- rule. see GREEK brabeion. (brabeueto) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8630. taqeph -- to prevail over, overpower
... taqeph. 8631 . to prevail over, overpower. Transliteration: taqeph Phonetic Spelling:
(taw-kaf') Short Definition: overpower. Word Origin a prim. ... prevail against ...
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5810. azaz -- to be strong
... azaz. 5811 . to be strong. Transliteration: azaz Phonetic Spelling: (aw-zaz')
Short Definition: prevail. ... harden, impudent, prevail, strengthen self, be strong. ...
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1396. gabar -- to be strong, mighty
... to be strong, mighty NASB Word Usage become (1), conducts himself arrogantly (1),
exert (1), great (2), magnified (1), make a firm (1), prevail (5), prevailed ...
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6113. atsar -- to restrain, retain
... Usage able* (2), bond (5), checked (3), closed fast (1), confined (3), could (1),
detain (2), detained (1), held back (2), kept (1), prevail (1), prevented (1 ...
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3201. yakol -- to be able, have power
... do (1), cannot* (47), could (41), endure (3), had your way (1), incapable* (1),
may (1), overcome (3), overpower (2), overpowered (1), prevail (8), prevailed (6 ...
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7287. radah -- to have dominion, rule, dominate
... make to have dominion, prevail against, reign, bear A primitive root;
to tread down, ie Subjugate; specifically, to crumble off ...
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3202. yekel -- to be able
... be able, can, could, prevail. (Aramaic) or ykiyl (Aramaic) {yek-eel'}; to yakol --
be able, can, couldest, prevail. see HEBREW yakol. 3201, 3202. ...
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3898. lacham -- to fight, do battle
... devour, eat, ever, fighting, overcome, prevail, make warring A primitive
root; to feed on; figuratively, to consume; by implication ...
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2388. chazaq -- to be or grow firm or strong, strengthen
... established, fasten, force, fortify, make hard, harden, help, (lay) hold (fast),
lean, maintain, play the man, mend, become (wax) mighty, prevail, be recovered ...
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8280. sarah -- to persist, exert oneself, persevere
... 1). have power as a prince. A primitive root; to prevail -- have power (as
a prince). 8279, 8280. sarah. 8281 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

And I have not yet Spoken of the Other Evils which Prevail Amongst ...
... Chapter XXVII. And I have not yet spoken of the other evils which prevail
amongst men� And I have not yet spoken of the other ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xxvii and i have.htm

Let the Ancient Customs in Egypt, Libya and Pentapolis Prevail...
... Canon VI. Let the ancient customs in Egypt, Libya and Pentapolis prevail
Let the ancient customs in Egypt, Libya and Pentapolis ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon vi let the ancient.htm

Although the Weakness of the Flesh Cannot Prevail against the ...
... Fifth Head of Doctrine Article 4 Although the weakness of the flesh cannot
prevail against the power of God� Although the weakness ...
/.../various/the canons of dordt/article 4 although the weakness.htm

Troubles Again Arise in the Churches, and the Synod of Lampsacus ...
... held. The Arians who supported Eudoxius prevail and eject the Orthodox from
the Churches. Among the Ejected is Meletius of Antioch. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter vii troubles again arise in.htm

Death of Liberius, Bishop of Rome. He is Succeeded by Damasus and ...
... He is succeeded by Damasus and Syricius. Orthodox Doctrines prevail Everywhere
throughout the West, except at Milan, where Auxentius is the High-Priest. ...
/.../chapter xxiii death of liberius bishop.htm

Of the Fact that Devils Cannot Prevail at all against Men Unless ...
... Chapter XIX. Of the fact that devils cannot prevail at all against men
unless they have first secured possession of their minds. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xix of the fact.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xiii. 6, Where we are Told of the ...
... years; and of the woman which was in an infirmity eighteen years; and on the words
of the ninth Psalm, v. 19, "Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lx on the words.htm

The Promise Given to Peter not Restricted to Him, but Applicable ...
... Shall we otherwise dare to say, that against Peter in particular the gates of Hades
shall not prevail, but that they shall prevail against the other Apostles ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/11 the promise given to.htm

In what Sense the "Keys" are Given to Peter, and Every Peter. ...
... the saying, "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven," is spoken
in consistency with the words, "The gates of Hades shall not prevail against it ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/14 in what sense the.htm

Interpretation of "Tasting of Death. "
... It naturally followed then in the case of Peter, against whom the gates of Hades
will not prevail, that he did not taste of death, since any one tastes of ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/33 interpretation of tasting of.htm

Thesaurus
Prevail (50 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Prevail (50 Occurrences). ... Matthew 24:12 and because
lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold; (DBY). ...
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Triumph (52 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail. 8. (n.) To be prosperous;
to flourish. ... 10. (vt) To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. ...
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Entice (15 Occurrences)
... lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in
which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him ...
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Obtain (63 Occurrences)
... 3. (vi) To become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established;
to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail; as, the custom ...
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Enticing (6 Occurrences)
... of all his prophets. And He said: Thou shalt entice him, and shalt prevail
also; go forth, and do so. (See NIV). 2 Chronicles 18:21 ...
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Disease (213 Occurrences)
... fairly small, and the use of active measures to destroy the larvae of mosquitos
might easily diminish or abolish the malarial fevers which now prevail all over ...
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Diseases (38 Occurrences)
... fairly small, and the use of active measures to destroy the larvae of mosquitos
might easily diminish or abolish the malarial fevers which now prevail all over ...
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Persuade (20 Occurrences)
... 5. (vi) To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. 6. (n.) Persuasion. ...
And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. ...
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Mouths (86 Occurrences)
... mouth of all his prophets. And He said: Thou shalt entice him, and shalt
prevail also; go forth, and do so. (See NIV). 1 Kings 22:23 ...
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Deluge (17 Occurrences)
... The rain begins on the seventeenth day of the second month (Genesis 7:11-17). The
rain ceases, the waters prevail, fifteen cubits upward (Genesis 7:18-24). ...
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Concordance
Prevail (50 Occurrences)

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Matthew 24:12
and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold;
(DBY)

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 21:36
But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
(ASV)

Luke 23:23
But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. Their voices and the voices of the chief priests prevailed.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 12:19
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Acts 26:3
who are so familiar with all the customs and speculations that prevail among the Jews; and for this reason, I pray you, give me a patient hearing.
(WEY)

Romans 3:4
May it never be! Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment."
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

James 1:21
Ridding yourselves, therefore, of all that is vile and of the evil influences which prevail around you, welcome in a humble spirit the Message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls.
(WEY)

Revelation 12:8
They didn't prevail, neither was a place found for him any more in heaven.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 7:20
The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Genesis 32:25
When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Genesis 32:28
He said, "Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed."
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 22:6
Please come now therefore curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established.
(See RSV)

Judges 16:5
The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

1 Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 17:9
If he be able to fight with me, and kill me, then will we be your servants; but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then you will be our servants, and serve us."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 26:25
Then Saul said to David, "You are blessed, my son David. You shall both do mightily, and shall surely prevail." So David went his way, and Saul returned to his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

2 Samuel 18:19
Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, "Let me now run, and bear the king news, how that Yahweh has avenged him of his enemies." will not prevail against it.
(WEB)

1 Kings 22:22
Yahweh said to him,'How?' He said,'I will go out and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' He said,'You will entice him, and will also prevail. Go out and do so.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

2 Chronicles 14:11
Asa cried to Yahweh his God, and said, Yahweh, there is none besides you to help, between the mighty and him who has no strength: help us, Yahweh our God; for we rely on you, and in your name are we come against this multitude. Yahweh, you are our God; don't let man prevail against you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 18:21
He said,'I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' He said,'You shall entice him, and shall prevail also: go forth, and do so.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Esther 6:13
Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, "If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish descent, you will not prevail against him, but you will surely fall before him."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Job 14:20
You forever prevail against him, and he departs. You change his face, and send him away.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Job 15:24
Distress and anguish make him afraid. They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Job 18:9
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Job 41:26
If one attacks him with the sword, it can't prevail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
(WEB)

Psalms 9:19
Arise, Yahweh! Don't let man prevail. Let the nations be judged in your sight.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 12:4
who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?"
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 21:11
For they intended evil against thee; They conceived a device which they are not able to perform.
(See JPS YLT)

Psalms 65:3
Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 19:21
There are many plans in a man's heart, but Yahweh's counsel will prevail.
(WEB NIV)

Ecclesiastes 4:12
If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Isaiah 7:1
It happened in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Isaiah 16:12
It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Isaiah 42:13
The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
(KJV WBS NAS)

Isaiah 47:12
"Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth; if so be you shall be able to profit, if so be you may prevail.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Isaiah 54:17
No weapon that is formed against you will prevail; and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me," says Yahweh.
(WEB NIV)

Jeremiah 1:19
They shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you: for I am with you, says Yahweh, to deliver you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Jeremiah 5:22
Don't you fear me? says Yahweh: won't you tremble at my presence, who have placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it can't pass it? and though its waves toss themselves, yet they can't prevail; though they roar, yet they can't pass over it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:3
Their tongues are bent like a bow to send out false words: they have become strong in the land, but not for good faith: they go on from evil to evil, and they have no knowledge of me, says the Lord.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 15:20
I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 20:7
Yahweh, you have persuaded me, and I was persuaded; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am become a laughing-stock all the day, every one mocks me.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 20:10
For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, say all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 20:11
But Yahweh is with me as an awesome mighty one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be utterly disappointed, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which shall never be forgotten.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Daniel 11:5
And a king of the south -- even of his princes -- doth become strong, and doth prevail against him, and hath ruled; a great dominion 'is' his dominion.
(YLT)

Daniel 11:7
But out of a shoot from her roots shall one stand up in his place, who shall come to the army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Daniel 11:12
The multitude shall be lifted up, and his heart shall be exalted; and he shall cast down tens of thousands, but he shall not prevail.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)

Daniel 11:32
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries; but the people that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits .
(See JPS)

Subtopics

Prevail

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