a reply to: DISRAELI
Dictionary definition of "prevail";
"Gain the mastery, be victorious".
The Greek definition includes: to be strong, with the idea of being strong enough for something, where it
can be extended to mean stronger than your adversary, then further extended to be strong enough to overcome an opponent.
The word, as it is found in this verse, is parsed as:
Verb, Future tense, Indicative mood, Active voice, 3rd Person, Plural.
Another verse I found that has a word that uses the same form is,
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
Which to me is similar in that it is talking about a thing or things, rather than people, doing something.
If you look at the Septuagint version of
But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock
what you find is this same Greek word from Matthew for prevail or overcome, being used for "the rock of".
It is difficult, at least to me, to figure out what it means, but the NIV translator apparently takes it as meaning "God" by how it capitalizes
Seeing how it is talking about Jacob, then it makes sense that "the Mighty One of Jacob" is someone else.
So it is interesting that you find this word in the same verse in the NT with the word "rock".
. . . your perverse approach to language . .
You say that as if it was a bad thing.