nikos: victoryOriginal Word: νῖκος, ους, τόPart of Speech:
Cognate: 3534 níkos (a neuter noun) – victory, particularly the results of a conquest. In the NT, this victory always refers to the conquest accomplished for the believer by Christ (cf. Mt 12:20; 1 Cor 15:54) – which conquered all the powers of darkness (sin). Accordingly, death can not exert conquest over the believer (1 Cor 15:55). See 3528 (nikáō).
Reflection: Christ has already won the day! Thus the believer doesn't fight for victory – but rather from victory!
[The results of Christ's conquest come through faith, i.e. they are transferred by grace to the regenerated believer (1 Cor 15:57).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a late form of nikéDefinition
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3534: νῖκοςνῖκος
, a later form equivalent to νίκη
(cf. Lob. ad Phryn.
, p. 647; (Buttmann
, 23 (20); Winer
s Grammar, 24)), victory
: 1 Corinthians 15:55, 57
(2 Macc. 10:38; (1 Esdr. 3:9)); εἰς νῖκος
, until he have gained the victory, Matthew 12:20
; κατεπόθη ὁ θάνατος εἰς νῖκος
, (A. V. death is swallowed up in victory
) i. e. utterly vanquished, 1 Corinthians 15:54
. (The Sept.
sometimes translate the Hebrew לָנֶצַח
, i. e. to everlasting, forever,
by εἰς νῖκος
, 2 Samuel 2:26
; Job 36:7
; Lamentations 5:20
; Amos 1:11
; Amos 8:7
, because נֶצַח
denotes also splendor, 1 Chronicles 29:11
, and in Syriac victory
From nike; a conquest (concretely), i.e. (by implication) triumph -- victory.
see GREEK nike