Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
Sometimes we find ourselves at a loss for words. We feel something so deeply we can’t find words to express it. When the New Testament writers occasionally faced the same problem, they borrowed rare, specific Greek words to convey their meaning—like Paul did in Romans 8:37.
In Romans 8:31-39 Paul details the impossibility of the Christian ever being separated from God’s love. Even though we experience trials, Paul wrote, we are “conquerors” in Christ. But “conquerors” wasn’t enough; Paul needed a stronger word. So he used a very rare Greek word, hupernikao. Huper is the basis of our English word “hyper”—it means above, beyond, or exceedingly. And nikao means to be victorious. Together as one word, they mean “more than conquerors” or “exceedingly victorious.” And that’s what Paul says the Christian is…
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