JOHN 16:33

I have overcome the world

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These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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John 16:33 Translation & Meaning

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These things ταῦτα These things These things
I have spoken λελάληκα To talk, i.e., utter words spoken
unto you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
me ἐμοὶ To me me
ye might have ἔχητε· To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) might
peace. εἰρήνην Peace (literally or figuratively); by implication, prosperity peace
In ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc In
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world κόσμῳ Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world
ye shall have ἔχετε To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) ye shall have
tribulation: θλῖψιν Pressure (literally or figuratively) tribulation
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
be of good cheer; θαρσεῖτε To have courage good cheer
I ἐγὼ I, me I
have overcome νενίκηκα To subdue (literally or figuratively) overcome
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world. κόσμον Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world

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  • 31  Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?

  • 32  Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

  • 33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.




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