Seventeens in Scripture (8)

Seventeen of the twenty-eight occurrences of nikao—to overcome or to conquer—in the New Testament are found in the book of the Revelation. Five of the seventeen refer to the Lord, three to the Beast and nine to the people of God.

  1. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7)
  2. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death. (Revelation 2:11)
  3. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it. (Revelation 2:17)
  4. He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations. (Revelation 2:26)
  5. He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (Revelation 3:5)
  6. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore ; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. (Revelation 3:12)
  7. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne. (Revelation 3:21)
  8. I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (Revelation 3:21)
  9. Behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals. (Revelation 5:5)
  10. The Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. (Revelation 17: 14)
  11. They overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 12:11)
  12. I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had overcome the beast and his image and the number of his name, stood on the sea of glass, holding harps of God. (Revelation 15:2)
  13. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. (Revelation 21 :7)
  14. I looked, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it had a bow and a crown was given to Him, and He went out conquering (Revelation 6:2)
  15. …and to conquer. (Revelation 6:2)
  16. The beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. (Revelation 11:7)
  17. It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. (Revelation 13:7)


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