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EVERLASTING OR FOREVER Of The King James Version

OLAM in the Old Testament: "Age, age-lasting, olam" Robert Young, Young's Analytical Concordance To The Bible, Page 310. OLAM (olamim-plural) in the Hebrew Old Testament is translated everlasting in the King James Version and others, but does not mean without end as eternal in today's English does.
Olam-singer and olamim-plural are used of:

1. A Period of times that had both a beginning and an end. Forever (olam) is used about sixty-five times in the Old Testament for things that have already passed away.

2. Periods of times that had a beginning but the end is obscure or had not yet came.
3. A Period of time that is followed by another period of time; “from olam (age) to olam (age)” and “from olam (age) to olamim (ages), which are often translated “for ever and ever, ” which would make there be more than one eternality. AGES WITH BOTH A BEGINNING AND AN END SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE "EVERLASTING" OR "FOREVER" IN THE KING JAMES VERSION THAT WAS AGE LASTING, NOT "EVERLASTING."

1. THE LAW OF MOSES "A statute forever (olam-age)"See Exodus 12:24; 27:21; 28:43; 29:28; 30:21; Leviticus 6:18; 6:22; 7:34; 7:36; 10:9; 10:15; 16:29; 16:31; 17:7; 23:14; 24:3; Numbers 10:8; 15:15; 18:8; 18:11; 18:23; 19:10; Deuteronomy 12:28; 13:16; 15:17; 23:3; 28:40; 29:29; Joshua 4:7; 8:28; 14:9. It lasted for an age (about 1500 years) and was replaced with a better covenant [Hebrews 8:7-14], it had a beginning and an ending; it was not "forever" with the meaning of forever in today's English. Forever in the King James Version is a bad translation of olam, for olam in the Old Testament did not have the same meaning that forever had in 1611.

2. JEWS WERE TO POSSES THE LAND "FOREVER" (olam-age) [Genesis 13:15].
3. TEMPLE RITUALS TO CONTINUE FOREVER (olam-age) [2 Chronicles2:4]. Today there is no temple in Jerusalem and no rituals in the temple that does not exist.
4. LEVITES WERE TO BEAR THE ARK FOREVER (olam-age) [1 Chronicles 15:2]. There are no Levites to bear the Ark and no Ark for them to bear.
5. SACRIFICES WERE FOREVER (olam-age) [Leviticus 3:17; 6:18; 7:36; 10:9-15; 16:29; 17:17; 23:14: 24:3; Numbers 10:8; 15:15: 18:8; 19:10].
6. CIRCUMCISION WAS FOREVER (olam-age) [Genesis 17:13].
7. DAVID'S THRONE WAS FOREVER (olam-age). [2 Samuel 7:12-13; 1 Kings 9:5].
8. A SLAVE WAS A SLAVE FOREVER (olam-age) [Exodus 21:6; Deuteronomy 15:17] Olam [forever] lasted only to the end of his life.
9. JONAH'S "EVERLASTING" (olam-age) lasted only three days

[Jonah 2:6].
AGES THAT HAD A BEGANNING
BUT THE ENDING IS IN THE OBSCURE FUCTURE

THE EVERLASTING (olam) HILLS [Genesis 49:26]: The hills had a beginning when the earth was made but there ending is some times in the obscure future.
THE EVERLASTING (olam) COVENANT OF THE RAINBOW [Genesis 9:11-17]: Like the hills, the beginning of the rainbow covenant is known but it’s ending is some times in the obscure future, probability both the hills and the rainbow ends at the end of the earth.
Neither is eternal, without beginning or ending. The “olam hills” are not the “eternal hills.”
FROM ONE OLAM (age) TO ANOTHER OLAM (age) From one age to another age
Not from one eternality to another eternality

Old Testament - "from olam to olam" [from age to age] is used twenty-one times. From one period of time to another period of time demands a separation of the two periods – ages; therefore, neither or the two olams could be without a beginning or ending. Two olams would demand that there be more than one olam, more than one age, not more than one eternality.
From olam (age) to olam (age) applied to people or things

1. “Thou hast blotted out their (the wicked) name for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age) [Psalms 9:5]
2. “He (the king) asked life of Thee, Thou didst give him length of days for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)”[Psalms 21:4].
3. “The people praise thee for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Psalms 45:17]

4. “All His precepts are sure. They are upheld for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Psalms 111:8]. From one age to another age, not from one eternality to another eternality.

5. “Thy law continually for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Psalms 119:44]
6. “From this time forth and for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Psalms 125:2; 131:3]
7. “I will bless thy name for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Psalms 145:1]
8. “I will praise thy name for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Psalms 145:2]
9. “He has also established them (the heavens) for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)”[Psalms 148:6]
10. “Also established them for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Isaiah 30:8]. “That it may serve in the time to come as a witness forever (olam-age)”New American Standard Version
11. "Then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever""from olam to olam" [Jeremiah 7:7]. From a long time past to a long time to come, but not forever as the word "forever" is used today.
12. "And dwell in the land that the Lord has given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever" "from olam to olam" [Jeremiah 25:5]. If " forever and ever" is for eternity, then the world cannot end for they must dwell in the land for eternity and then for another eternity. None of them could dwell in Heaven or in Hell for they would be dwelling in the land on this earth for eternity and then for another eternity.
13. “As the stars for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Daniel

12:3]

 

From olam (age) to olam (age) applied to God

 

1. “The Lord shall reign for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age) [Exodus 15:18]

2. “Blessed the Lord God of Israel for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)[1 Chronicles 16:36]
3. “The Lord is King for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)” [Psalms 10:16]
4. “God is our God for ever (olam-age) and ever (olam-age)”[Psalms 48:14]
5. “Blessed betheLordGod of Israelfrom everlasting(olam-age) and to everlasting (olam-age)”[Psalms 41:13]
6. “Evenfromeverlasting(olam-age) to everlasting (olam-age) thou art God”[Psalms 90:2] ""from olam to olam" - from age to age. "From everlasting to everlasting" would mean one everlasting would have to end for there to be another. Two everlasting are not possible. There cannot be a "from one eternity to another eternity."
7. “The Lord is from everlasting (olam-age) to everlasting (olam-age)” [Psalms 103:17]
8. “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting (olam-age) to everlasting (olam-age)”[Psalms 106:48]
a. From “everlasting to everlasting” from “one eternality to another eternality”? How could there be from everlasting to everlasting or from eternality to eternality? Today’s concept of eternality seems not to have existed in the Old Testament; they had the concept of one age after another

age after another age, but not of today’s eternality. DAYS OF OLD

If olam means everlasting or eternal, why did the King James Version translate it old and ancient; could it be that they knew eternal as it is used today would have made no sense in these passages? DAYS OF OLD (olam-age) IS DURATION ENDED, NOT ENDLESS DURATION.

[1] "Remember the DAYS OF OLD (olam-age), consider the years of many generations" [Deuteronomy 32:7]. One word translated into three words.
[2] "For those nations were OF OLD (olam-age) the inhabitants of the land"[1 Samuel 27:8]. The same one word translated into two words.

[3] "The OLD (olam-age) way which wicked men have trodden" [Job 22:15]. The same one word translated into only one word.
[4] "For they have been ever OF OLD (olam-age)"[Psalms 25:6]. [5] "I remembered the judgments OF OLD (olam-age)"[Psalms 119:52]. [6] " Is there anything whereof it may be said, see, this is new? It has been already OF OLD TIMES (olam-age) that was before us" [Ecclesiastes 1:10].
[7] "I held my peace even OF OLD (olam-age), and you feared me not" [Isaiah 57:11].
[8] "And he bare them, and carried them all the DAYS OF OLD (olam- age)"[Isaiah 63:9].
[9] " Then he remembered the DAYS OF OLD (olam-age), Moses, and his people"[Isaiah 63:11].
[10] "The prophets that have been before me and before you OF OLD (olam-age)"[Jeremiah 28:8].
[11] "He has set me in dark places, as they that be dead OF OLD (olam-age)"[Lamentations 3:6].
[12] "When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, with the people OF OLD TIMES (olam-age), and shall set you in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate OF OLD (olam-age)" [Ezekiel 26:20].
[13] "Let them feed in Basham and Gilead, as in the DAYS OF OLD (olam-age)"[Micah 7:10].
[14] "Then shall the offering of Judea and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the DAYS OF OLD (olam-age), and as in former years" [Malachi 3:4].
[15] "And they have caused them to stumble in their ways from ANCIENT [olam-age] paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up"

[Jeremiah 18:15].

Olam is used repeatedly where it means an age but cannot mean everlasting. To go into them would take many pages. Look up "ever" in any good concordance or Wigam, pages 907-910, Old Testament. A few of them - 1 Samuel 13:13; 2 Samuel 7:13,16,25, 26, 29; 1 Kings 2:33; 2:45; 9:5; 1 Chronicles 17:12, 14, 23, 27; 22:19; 28:4, 7; 2 Chronicles 8:5; Psalms 89:4; Ezekiel 37:25. Olam is used many time for things where both the beginning and end are known; many times where the beginning is known but the end is unknown; the beginning of God’s covenant of the rainbow is known but not it’s end – probable at the end of the earth.

AION AND AIONIOS
AION
(a noun - the plural is aions) and AIONIOS (the adjective form of aion) in the New Testament. Like olam in the Old Testament, aion in the New Testament is also used repeatedly where it means an age but cannot mean everlasting. One example is Colossians 1:26.

· King James Version: "The mystery which hath been hid from AGES [aions] and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints"

· New King James Version: "The Mystery which has been hidden from AGES [aions] and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints"

· American Standard Version: "Even the mystery which hath been hid for AGES [aions] and generations: but now hath it been manifested to his saints"

· New American Standard Bible: "That is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past AGES [aions] and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints"

· New Revised Standard Version: "The mystery that has been hidden throughout the AGES [aions] and generations but has now been revealed to his saints"

· New International Version: "The mystery that has been kept hidden for AGES [aions] and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints"

· Young's Literal Translation: "The secret that hath been hid from the AGES [aions] and from the generations, but now was manifested

to his saints"

Why did none of the translation use "forever"? It was obvious to them that God had kept this mystery hidden for ages but not for eternities.
An aion (age) HAS A BEGINNING [1 Corinthians 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:9, Hebrews 1:2].
An aion (age) HAS AN END [Matthew 24:3, 1 Corinthians 10:11, Hebrews 9:20]. Forever and eternality, as they are used today, have no beginning and no end. "WORLD" [Greek-aion] in the King James Version

It had to be obvious to the translators that there are more than one aion, but they hid this from their reader by translating it "this world" and "the world to come." A PERIOD OF TIME (An Age) IS CHANGED TO A PLACE (World). “Age, indefinite time, dispensation” Robert Young, “Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible,” page 1073.

[1] Matthew 12:32 "Neither in this WORLD* (aion-age) nor in that which is to come." "Either in this age, or the age that is to come"New King James Version, New American Standard Version. Not "neither in this eternity or that eternity which is to come." There are not two forevers, one that now is and one to come.
[2] Matthew 13:22 "Care of this WORLD* (aion-age)." "Care of this forever or eternity"?
[3] Matthew 13:39 "The harvest is the end of the WORLD* (aion-age)." "The end of the forever or the end of eternity"? "The end of the age" New King James Version, New American Standard Version.

[4] Matthew 13:40 "So shall it be at the end of this WORLD (aion-age)." "At the end of this forever or this eternity"? "The end of this age"New King James Version, New American Standard Version.

[5] Matthew 24:3 "At the end of the WORLD* (aion-age).""At the end of the forever or this eternity"? "The end of the age"New King James Version, New American Standard Version.
[6] Matthew 28:20 "Unto the end of the WORLD*" (aion-age)."The end of eternity"?
[7] Mark 4:19 " The cares of this WORLD (aion-age)." "Cares of this forever or this eternity"?
[8] Mark 10:30 "In the WORLD* (aion-age) to come.""In the forever to come"?
[9] Luke 1:70 "Since the WORLD (aion-age) began." "Since the forever began"?
[10] Luke 16:8 "Children of this WORLD* (aion-age)." "Children of this forever"?
[11] Luke 18:30 "In the WORLD* (aion-age) to come.""In the forever to come"?

[12] Luke 20:34 "Children of this WORLD* (aion-age) marry.""Children of this eternity"?
[13] Luke 20:35 "Worthy to obtain that WORLD* (aion-age)." "That eternity"?
[14] John 9:32 "Since the WORLD (aion-age) begin." "Since forever begin"? “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” [Genesis 1:1]. Beginning of what? The beginning of time. Although it seems there may be ages after the earth [Luke 18:30; Mark 10:30] and may have been ages before the earth, this is an age that had a beginning and is not the beginning of the world.
[15] Acts 3:21 "Since the WORLD (aion-age) begin." "Since eternity begin"?
[16] Acts 15:18 "From the beginning of the WORLD (aion age)." "From the beginning of the forever"?
[17] Romans 12:2 "From the beginning of the WORLD (aion-age). "From the beginning of the eternity"?
[18] 1 Corinthians 1:20 "Where is the disputer of this WORLD*" (aion- age).""Disputer of this eternity"?
[19] 1 Corinthians 2:6 "Not of the wisdom of this WORLD*, (aion-age) nor of the princes of this WORLD* (aion-age).""Wisdom of this forever ... princes of this eternity"?
[20] 1 Corinthians 2:7 "Which God ordained before the WORLDS"(aionsages, plural in the Greek, singular in the King James, plural in most translations). Ordained before the eternities? God’s wisdom, which had been hidden but has now been made known, was foreordained before the ages, not before the worlds plural or before eternities plural. “Inhope of eternallife, whichGod…promisedbeforetheages (aionios-ages)”[Titus 1:2]. “Promised before the world began” (King James) or promised “before times eternal” American Standard makes no sense, promised to whom before the world began or before times eternal? If eternality has no beginning or ending when was before eternality?

· “Before the ages (aions-ages)” New American Standard and

Revised Standard Version.
[21] 1 Corinthians 2:8 "None of the princes of this WORLD* (aion-age)." "Princes of this eternity"?
[22] 1 Corinthians 3:18 "Seems to be wise in this WORLD* (aion-age)." "Wise in this eternity"?
[23] 1 Corinthians 8:13 "While the WORLD (aion-age) stands.""While the forever stands"?
[24] 1 Corinthians 10:11 "The ends of the WORLD* (aions-ages).""The ends of the eternities"? "Upon whom the ends of the ages are come" American Standard Version.
[25] 2 Corinthians 4:4 "The God of this WORLD (aion-age).""The God of this eternity"?
[26] Galatians 1:4 "From this present evil WORLD* (aion-age).""Present evil forever"? Is this present evil world to last for an age or to last for an eternity?
[27] Ephesians 1:21 "Not only in this WORLD (aion-age)." "Not only in this eternity but also in another eternity"?
[28] Ephesians 2:2 "According to the course of this WORLD (aion-age)." "Course of this forever"?
[29] Ephesians 3:9 "The beginning of the WORLD* (aion-age)." "The beginning of the eternity." Young's Literal Translation, "And to cause all to see what is the fellowship of the secret that has been hid FROM THE AGES in God, who the all things did create by Jesus Christ, that there might be made known now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenly places, through the assembly, the manifold wisdom of God, according to A PURPOSE OF THE AGES, which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord."
[30] Ephesians 3:21 “WORLD (aion) without end.” The footnote in the New American Standard says, “To all generations of the age of the ages.”
[31] Ephesians 6:12 "Of the darkness of this WORLD (aion age).""Of the darkness of this eternity"?

[32] 1 Timothy 6:17 "That are rich in this WORLD* (aion-age).""Rich in this eternity"?
[33] 2 Timothy 4:10 "Having loved this present WORLD (aion-age)." "Loved this present forever"?
[34] Titus 2:12 "Godly, in this present WORLD* (aion-age)." "In this present eternity"?
[35] Hebrews 1:2 "By whom also he made the WORLD (aions-ages)." [36] Hebrews 6:5 "Powers of the WORLD* (aion-age) to come.""Powers of the forever to come"? Will there be another world?
[37] Hebrews 9:26 "Now once in the end of the WORLD (aion-age)."In the end of forever which was more than 1900 years ago? It was in the end of the age of the Law or Jewish age, which lasted from the giving of the law by Moses to the death of Christ, not the end of the world. The sacrifice of Christ was in the end of the age of the Law given through Moses not in the end of the world.
[38] Hebrews 11:3 "The WORLDS (aions-ages) were framed."God made the ages. Did the King James translators think there is more than one earth? “By faith we understand that the ages (aions-ages)." were prepared by the word of God” New American Standard footnote. Plural ages were prepared by the word of God, periods of time, not plural places or worlds.
Aionios, the adjective form of aion is translated world three times. Aionios, the adjective form of aion is translated world three times. 26 “Kept secret since the WORLD* (aionios-age) began, but now is made manifest…is made known.”Was not kept secret for all eternality, as eternality is understood today.

· “For long ages past” New American Standard and New

International Version.
· “For long ages”New Revised Standard Version.
[40] 2 Timothy 1:9 “Which was given us in Christ Jesus before the WORLD* (aionios-age) began.

· “Before times eternal” American Standard Version, footnote “long ages ago.” What times does anyone think was before eternality began?

· “From all eternity”New American Standard.

 

· “Before the ages (aionios-age) began” New Revised Standard Version.

· “Before thebeginning of time” New International Version. o The promise of salvation was first given in Genesis 3:15 at the beginning of the first age on earth, the Patriarchal age, which was from Adam to Moses, before the Christian age begin age that Paul was in.

[41] Titus 1:2 “Which God, that cannot lie, promised before the WORLD* (aionios-age) began.” Given or promised to whom before the world began, to whom before everlasting or eternality began? If eternality had no beginning and will have no ending, how could there be a “before eternality began?” “Before the age began” not before the world or the ages began, by “the age” Paul is probably speaking of before the age Christian we are now in began; Christ lived and give us the promise of the resurrection to life before the Christian age began.

· *Translated "age(s)" in the New Revised Standard Version.

In the above there are past age(s), the present age, and age(s) to come. There are not worlds past, present, and future. We speak of "the Stone Age," "the Iron Age." etc. Age (aion), century and year are all periods of time. The world is a place. HOW DID THE TRANSLATORS GET A PLACE FROM A WORD THAT MEANS A PERIOD OF TIME? HOW DID THEY GET "WORLD" FROM "AION"? The King James Version has “world without end” and “in the end of the world” [Ephesians 3:21; Hebrews 9:26]. Eternity has no beginning; therefore, they could not translate it forever so they change a word that means a period of time that has a beginning and an end to a place. Most translations used "age(s)." If aion means forever, what did the translators do when they came to Matthew 24:3? Did they translate it "the end of forever"? No, they could not have an end to eternity; therefore, they change aion to "world." In the Greek "world" is from "kosmos" not "aion." Were they not being less than truthful with their readers? Just as truthful as they were in the Old Testament where "olam" is translated "world" in Psalms 73:12. Despite the fact that they have translated "olam" into "everlasting" repeatedly, they could not have the ungodly prosper for "forever." An aion (age) in Matthew 24:3 is not a place, not a world.

PLURAL is changed to SINGULAR. When the King James translators translated aions into "worlds" [Hebrews 1:2; see Ephesians 2:7; Colossians 1:26] they left it in the plural, but when they translated it "forever and ever" they changed it to the singular. They could have plural worlds, but they could not have a plurality of forever or more than one eternality. Their Hell must last forever (singular), not forevers (plural), and not just UNTO the age of ages.

HOW DO THEY KNOW "HELL" IS EVERLASTING? NOT ONE OF THE FOUR WORDS TRANSLATED "HELL" IN THE KING JAMES VERSION IS USED WITH AION. NOT ONE OF FOUR WORDS (sheol, hades, Gehenna, Tartarus) IS SAID TO BE EVERLASTING OR AGE LASTING.

Aion is used of past ages, the present age, future ages, and in the plural about two thirds of its occurrences in the Bible. Therefore, there MUST be more than one age. It follows that eternity is not an acceptable meaning of this Greek word. There cannot be past eternities, a present eternity, and future eternities, neither can there be plural eternities. An aion (age) is a long period of time that has a beginning and an ending, but it is not eternity which has no beginning or ending. There are more than one aions, but there can be only one eternity.

In the Bible there is the Patriarchal dispensation (age), and the Law of Moses dispensation (age) [Luke 1:70; Romans 12:2; Colossians 1:26], and the Christian dispensation (age). Age (aion) is applied to the Jewish dispensation (age) that has ended. See Hebrews 9:26; 1 Corinthians 10:11; Matthew 24:3; Luke 1:70. In this age the good seed and the weeds are together, but at the end of this age (the Christian dispensation) the weeds will be "collected and burned up with fire" [Luke 13:40 New Revised Standard Version]. This age will end at the coming of Christ. Eternal life will be given in the age to come [Mark 10:30; Luke 18:30; 20:35; Ephesians 1:21; 2:7; Hebrews 6:5].

AION and AIONIOS: When both the singular and plural are used together in one passage there must be more than one aion (age). A plural eternity or forever is impossible; aionios refer to periods of time (ages). Unless an age means all of time, there must be another part(s) of time (another age or ages); an age is not forever or eternity as the English word "eternity" is used today.

The word "eternal" was first put into the Bible when the Latin Vulgate Version of Jerome was translated into English; there is no word in the Hebrew or Greek Bible that corresponds to the English word "eternal"; Jerome translation give aion two difference meaning. If the first English translation had come directly from the Hebrew and Greek, it is unlikely that "eternal" would have ever been in it. Jerome was inconsistent in the way he put eternal into his translation by translating aion into eternal twenty-seven times out of about one hundred twenty-five times that aion is used, nevertheless, his inconsistencies were translated into English and most later translations copied them.

"TO or UNTO the ages of [the] ages"
[1] “The smoke of their torment doth go up UNTO the ages of ages” [Revelation 14:11]. If, as some believe, the ages of the ages is eternity after the judgment, then the smoke of their torment, the torment of the devil, and the reigning last UNTO the end of time, but

nothing is said about after the judgment.

 

[2] “Her smoke doth come up UNTO the ages of [the] ages” [Revelation 19:3].

[3] “They (the devil, the beast and the false prophet) shall be tormented day and night UNTO the ages of [the] ages” (20:10). "Day and night" belongs to time, not eternity [Revelation 22:5]. We do not know what is going on in the mind of Satan, but it is only reasonable to believe that he knows his time will come to an end. Would this not be torment to him? "The Lord knows how to...keep the unrighteous under punishment unto the Day of Judgment" [1 Peter 2:9]. UNTO the ages of ages could only mean the time that is before the ages to come, BEFORE ANY ONE WILL BE IN HEAVEN, not forever. NOT DURING OR THROUGHOUT ETERNITY. This torment, whether it is literal or figurative torment, IS ONLY SAID TO BE "UNTO THE AGES OF AGES" WHICH IS BEFORE MANY BELIEVE ANYONE WILL BE IN HELL. IT ENDS AT THE TIME THEY SAY HELL WILL BEGIN (“UNTO the ages of ages”). IT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT TORMENT NEITHER LITERAL TORMENT OR FIGURATIVE TORMENT IN THE "AGES OF AGES." When the Greek says, "unto the ages of ages," it is not "forever and ever." This is just another attempt of the translators to put an eternal place of torment in the Bible where there is not one.
The superlative degree:

· The song of songs - the best of all songs
· The book of books - the best of all books
· The party of parties - the best of all parties
· The lie of lies - the biggest of all lies
· The king of kings and lord of lords [1 Timothy 6:15] - the greatest

of all kings and lords

 

· The ages of ages - does this mean the best age of all ages? o “Ages” (plural – more then one age) “of the ages” (plural – also more then one age).

THE AGES TO COME: "UNTO the ages of [the] ages" [Revelation 1:6; 2 Timothy 4:18; etc.] Does eternity have ages? "Who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come (aion, - the AGE to come) eternal (aionios, the adjective form of aion) life" [Luke 18:30; Mark 10:30]. Life that will have no end will be given at the judgment after the end of the Christian Age [Romans 6:22; Galatians 6:8; Titus 1:2]. Christ was speaking of life after the judgment when He said, "and in the age to come." Paul speaking to those in the Christian Age, those that were saved by grace when he say, THAT IN THE AGES (aions) TO COME (ages to come after the Christian Age) he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” [Ephesians 2:6-7].

There may be no way we can know, but it is possible that there was a time before God made anything, where there was just God, was one age. Then after He made Heaven and all was perfect was another age. After Satan and other angels sinned was another age, and things we know nothing about could be the beginning and ending of ages. There is no way we can know something God has not revealed to us, and it is unreasonable to think that we with our limited knowledge could know even the hem of the garment when it comes to knowing what an infinite God has done before He made this world and will do throughout all eternity. "Unto the ages of the ages" may mean that eternity after the judgment will have "ages." God does not change, but there is no reason to believe that after the judgment He will just sit and do nothing that could be the end of one age and the beginning of another. In all of time we know anything about, God has used ages that had begins and ends, and there is no reason to believe He cannot or will not always use them. There is no man in Heaven now but the saved will be in Heaven after the judgment; when all the saved of mankind are in Heaven will that not be one change from what Heaven is now, maybe the beginning of a new age? And there could be others changes later that would be the beginning and ending of ages. I do not believe He is a sleeping God who woke up one day and made the world in six days and went back to sleep. What He has done and will do throughout eternity is beyond my imagination and as He has not revealed it, no one can know, but eternity is a long time and it is not reasonable to believe He is now sleeping and will not frequently do many things as great or greater than making the earth; things that will be the beginning of an endless number of new ages. Angels are not self-existing being as God is, they were created by God; therefore, their creation may have been the beginning of an age in Heaven. Heaven itself was created; only God is self-existing, unchanging and without a beginning, not created things. All the things that God created that we know about and all the beings, angels and mankind, were not created at the same time there is no reason to believe that God will not go on creating both new things and new beings.

PAST AGES, A PRESENT AGE, FUTURE AGES: If, as many teach, "aion" did means "forever" or "eternity" then there would be past eternities, present eternities, and future eternities to come, both singular and plural.
SINGULAR

· A PAST AGE, NOT A PAST ETERNITY [singular] Acts 15:18 "From the beginning of the aion" Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:26; Luke 1:55.

· A PRESENT AGE, NOT A PRESENT ETERNITY [singular] Galatians 1:4 "From this present evil aion" Matthew 12:32; 13:22; 13:39; 13:40; 24:3; 28:20; Mark 4:19; Luke 1:70; Luke 16:8; 20:34; John 9:32; Acts 3:21; 15:18; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 2:6; 2:8; 3:18; 8:13; 10:11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:21; 2:2; 6:12; 1 Timothy 7:17; 2 Timothy 4:10. The present aion (age) is clearly distinguished from a past aion or a future aion, not a past or future eternality.

· A FUTURE AGE, NOT A FUTURE ETERNITY [singular] Luke 20:35 "Worthy to obtain that aion."Matthew 12:32; Mark 10:30 "In the aion to come." Luke 18:30; 20:35; Ephesians 1:21; 2:7; Hebrews 6:5.

PLURAL Of the one hundred twenty four times aion is used in the New Testament sixty six are in the plural, more than one age, not more than one eternality and in twenty one others that there is more than one age, the plural is implied by “this aion” or “that aion,” this age or that age, not this or that eternality.

· PAST AGES, NOT PAST ETERNITIES [plural] Colossians 1:26 "Hid from aions"Luke 1:33; Hebrews 1:2; 11:3.
· PRESENT AGES, NOT PRESENT ETERNITIES [plural] Hebrews 1:2 "By whom also he made the aions" Romans 1:25; 9:5; 11:36; 16:27; 2 Corinthians 11:31; Hebrews 13:8.
· FUTURE AGES, NOT FUTURE ETERNITIES [plural] Galatians 1:5; Philippians 4:20; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Timothy 4:18; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 4:11; 5:11; Revelation 1:6; 1:18; 4:9; 4:10; 5:13; 5:14; 7:12; 10:6; 11:15; 14:11; 15:7; 19:3; 20:10; 22:5. It may be that what we think of as eternality as being one endless time period will be an infinite number of aions (ages).
· PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE AGES, not past, present and future eternities. "Throughout all ages"Ephesians 3:21 King James

Version.
Singular/singular – age of the age (aiona tou aionos) Hebrews 1:8
Singular/plural – age of the ages (aionos ton aionon) Ephesians 3:21
Plural/plural – ages of the ages (aionas ton aionon) Revelation 20:10, 1 Peter 4:11

In the Bible there are:
1. Aion [age] in the SINGULAR. - - - 2. Aions [ages] in the PLURAL
3. Aions [ages] in the PAST. - - - - - - 4. Aion [age] in the PRESENT.
5. An aion [age] TO COME. - - - - - - 6. Aions [ages] TO COME.

7. The ENDS of the aions [ages].

The Greek is "unto the aions of the aions." It is not "ever + ever," not one "ever" added to another "ever" as in the King James Version. It is ages that last UNTO, not a plural of eternities which none can end. "Forever and ever" is a contradiction of itself. There cannot be more than one infinite eternity. Not more than one forever. There cannot be eternities after eternities. An age will fit into eternity, but eternity will not fit into an age. It is infinitely bigger. Neither can one eternity fit into another eternity, or two eternities exist at the same time. Neither can one eternity come after the end of another eternity.

“For ever (aionas) AND (ton) ever (aionon)” [Revelation 4:11]. Both Greek words are in the plural, “ever” that is used in the King James Version is singular; there is no plural of “ever” in English; it cannot be translated “for everS and everS.” The “and” between the two everS is from “ton” and never means “and” in the Greek. “For ever and ever” totally changes what the Greek says.

"Ages" long periods of time followed by more long periods of time might have been the nearest concept the early Hebrew people had to "eternity" as we understand the word "eternity" today. CAN "OLAM" OR "AION" EVER MEAN ETERNAL AS THE WORD IS USED TODAY? Endless is not inherent in either of the two words and in over 90% of the times they are used it is unquestionably that they mean a limited time - a time that has ended or will end. When they are applied to God [as in Exodus 3:15; Genesis 21:33] and things that are intrinsically endless, some say it takes on a meaning not inherent in the word itself but from the thing that is endless, but it is more likely that God was speaking to them using the only words that they would understand, words with nearest concept the early Hebrew people had to an eternity without beginning or end. The concept we have of eternity was is not in the Old Testament and may not have came about unto after the New Testament.

Marvin R. Vincent, "Word Studies In The New Testament" Note On Olethron Aionion (eternal destruction). "The word always carries the notion of time, and not of eternity. It always means a period of time. Otherwise it would be impossible to account for the plural, or for such qualifying expressions as this age, or the age to come. It does not mean something endless or everlasting. To deduce that meaning from its relation to aeiis absurd; for, apart from the fact that the meaning of a word is not definitely fixed by its derivation, aei does not signify endless duration. When the writer of the Pastoral Epistles quotes the saying that the Cretans are always ( aei) liars (Tit. 1:12), he surely does not mean that the Cretans will go on lying to all eternity. See also Acts 7:51; 2 Cor. 4:11; 6:10; Heb 3:10; 1 Pet. 3:15. Aei means habitually or continually within the limit of the subject's life. In our colloquial dialect everlastingly is used in the same way. 'The boy is everlastingly tormenting me to buy him a drum.' In the New Testament the history of the world is conceived as developed through a succession of aeons. A series of such aeons precedes the introduction of a new series inaugurated by the Christian dispensation, and the end of the world and the second coming of Christ are to mark the beginning of another series. Eph. 1:21; 2:7; 3:9,21; 1 Cor 10:11; compare Heb. 9:26. He includes the series of aeons in one great aeon, 'o aion ton aionon,the aeon of the aeons (Eph. 3:21); and the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews describe the throne of God as enduring unto the aeon of the aeons (Heb 1:8). The plural is also used, aeons of the aeons, signifying all the successive periods which make up the sum total of the ages collectively. Rom. 16:27; Gal.

1:5; Philip. 4:20, etc."

AIONIOS the adjective of aion is used 71 times in the New Testament and in the King James Version is translated (1) age, (2) eternal, (3) for ever and ever, (4) course, (5) for ever, (6) evermore, (7) everlasting, (8) world, (9) beginning of the world, (10) world began, (11) world without end.

FOREVER - UNTO THE AGES
[A] "Unto the ages"
eiv touv aiwnav Wigram ("The Englishman's Greek Concordance" Page 19), Footnote in American Standard Version "Gr. unto the ages." Alfred Marshall in "Parallel New Testament In Greek And English" translates eiv touv aiwnav "unto the ages."

1. Luke 1:33 "Over the house of Jacob FOREVER (eiv touv aiwnav-unto the ages)."
2. Romans 1:25 "Who is blessed FOREVER (eiv touv aiwnavunto the ages)."
3. Romans 9:5 "God blessed FOREVER (eiv touv aiwnavunto the ages)."
4. Romans 11:36 "To whom be glory FOREVER (eiv touv aiwnav unto the ages)."
5. Romans 16:27 "Through Jesus Christ FOREVER (eiv touv aiwnav unto the ages)."
6. 2 Corinthians 11:31 "Which is blessed FOR EVERMORE (eiv touv aiwnav unto the ages)."
7. Hebrews 13:8 "Yesterday, and to day, and FOR EVER (eiv touv aiwnav-unto the ages)."
[B] "Unto the ages of [the] ages" eiv touv aiwnav twn aiwnwn is used twenty-one times in the New Testament, seventeen times it is applied to God or Christ, one time to Satan, one time to worshipers of the beast, one time to the great harlot, and one time to those who are in the book of life.
· Alfred Marshall translates it "Unto the ages of the ages," "Parallel New Testament In Greek And English" Page 747. "To whom [be] the glory unto the ages of the ages. Amen" Galatians 1:5.
· Adam Clarke translates it "To the ages of ages."
· Robert Young translates it "To the ages of [the] ages." Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible, Page 310, and in "Young's Literal Translation." · Ashley S. Johnson “Ages of ages, or ages upon ages” Founder and president of the Johnson Bible College.
· Jamieson, Fausset and Brown "Unto ages of ages."
· The Amplified Bible "Through all the ages of the ages" Galatians 1:5. · The Christian Bible "For the remaining ages of the ages" Galatians 1:5. · American Standard Version "The consummation of the age" Matthew 28:20 and in many other passages.
· New American Standard Version "Even to the end of the age" Matthew 28:20 and in many other passages.
· New Revised Standard Version "end of the age" Matthew 28:20 and others. · New International Version "To the very end of the age" Matthew 28:20. o Strong's word #165, Aion "An age" Comp 5550 "A space of time" [1] - [17] The seventeen times "unto the ages of the ages" that are applied to God or Christ from Young's Literal Translation. In the same way that saying God is the God of Israel does not mean He is not also the God of the other nations, to say He is now the God of this age does not mean He was not the God of all the other ages that have been before, and the God of this age, and will not be the God of all ages that shall come after this age. He is the God of Abraham, the God of this age; God is the God of the ages, all the ages, past, present, and future. There are three main ages that covers all the time of this earth. (1) The Patriarchal Age: From Adam to the giving of the Law, when God spoke directly to men, mostly to the fathers. (2) The Law Age: From the giving of the Law to the death of Christ. (3) The Christian or Church Age: From Christ to the end of the world. These ages are often subdivided into smaller ages; for example, the Law is often divided into the Judges, the Untied Kingdom, and the Divided Kingdom. How many ages there might have been before the earth and how many there will be after it ends we have no way of knowing but the Bible speaks often of "ages to come" after this Christian Age. “And raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus: THAT IN THE AGES (aions) TO COME he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” [Ephesians 2:6-7]; after the end of the earth it seems that there may be more ages with God over them, He will always be the God of the age that is. The concept we have of eternity was is not in the Old Testament and may not have come about unto after the New Testament; if there is a word in the Greek that was used in the time of the New Testament with today’s meaning of eternity it was not aion – age.
Young's Literal Translation

[1] Galatians 1:5 "To whom is the glory to the ages of the ages. Amen." [2] Philippians 4: 20 "And to God, even our Father, is the glory to the ages of the ages. Amen."
[3] 1 Timothy 1:17 "And to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only wise God, is honor and glory to the ages of the ages! Amen."
[4] 2 Timothy 4:18 "And the Lord shall free me from every evil work, and shall save me to his heavenly kingdom; to whom is the glory to the ages of the ages! Amen."
[5] Hebrews 13:21 "Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, doing in you that which is well-pleasing before Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory to the ages of the ages! Amen."
[6] 1 Peter 4: 11 "That in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power to the ages of the ages. Amen."
[7] 1 Peter 5:11 "To Him is the glory, and the power to the ages and the ages! Amen."
[8] Revelation 1:6 "To him is the glory and the power to the ages of the ages! Amen."
[9] Revelation 1:18 "And he who is living, and I did become dead, and, lo, I am living to the ages of the ages. Amen! And I have the keys of the hades and of the death."
[10] Revelation 4:9 "And when the living creatures do give glory, and honor, and thanks, to Him who is sitting upon the throne, who is living to the ages of the ages."
[11] Revelation 4:10 "Fall down do the twenty and four elders before Him who is sitting upon the throne, and bow before Him who is living to the ages of the ages, and they cast their crowns before the throne." [12] Revelation 5:13 "To Him who is sitting upon the throne, and to the Lamb, is the blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the might to the ages of the ages!"
[13] Revelation 5:14 "And the four living creatures said, 'Amen!' and the twenty-four elders fell down and they bow before Him who is living to the ages of the ages."
[14] Revelation 7:12 "Saying, 'Amen! The blessing, and the glory, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the honor, and the power, and the strength, are to our God to the ages of the ages! Amen!'"
[15] Revelation 10:6 "And did swear in Him who doth live to the ages of the ages, who did create the heaven and the things in it, and the land and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it."
[16] Revelation 11:15 "And the seventh messenger did sound, and there came great voices in the heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of the world did become those of our Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign to the ages of the ages!'"
[17] Revelation 15:7 "And one of the four living creatures did give to the seven messengers seven golden vials, full of the wrath of God, who is

living to the ages of the ages"

These passages may simply be saying, "as long as this creation (age) last, God will be it’s God." Christ will reign as king and priest in the kingdom unto He has abolished all rule and authority, unto he has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be abolished is death [1 Corinthians 15:20-28]. As long as this age lasts, He will reign "unto the ages of ages." At the end of this creation, Christ "shall deliver up the kingdom to God...then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all" [1 Corinthians 15:24-28].

"The word always carries the notion of time, and not of eternity, it always means a period of time." Marvin R. Vincent, "Word Studies

in the New Testament"

Death and the grave will last only "to the age of the ages." After the end of this creation (age) they will not exist. Saying God is the God of this creation from its beginning unto it end is not to say He was not God before its beginning and after its end. He is the God of this age and all other ages. Revelation 7:12 Saying, "Amen, the blessing, and the glory, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the honor, and the power, and the strength, [are] to our God to the ages of [the] ages. Amen." Also for all ages that have been and will come after the end of this creation (age).

I think this is saying that after this world ends that God will not forever be doing nothing, but that He will forever be doing things that have a beginning and an end as great as the creation of this earth, and its end. There will forever be things that have a beginning and an end, forever ages. Just as angels may see this creation, the saved will maybe see the things God will forever be doing. The lost, the dead will forever miss all this. O that I may live in such a way that I will live and forever see the great things God will be forever doing in all the ages to come. We sometimes think of God to small for we think of Him as only having to do with our world, our creation; and in all eternity before He made this world we think He did nothing and will do nothing after the end of this world. As great as that would make Him, it still would make Him small in comparison with what He is, and makes His power small in comparison with what it is.

"Unto the ages of [the] ages"

 

The other four of the twenty-one times

[18] REVELATION 14:11 "Unto the ages of [the] ages" is applied one time to worshipers of the beast: "And the smoke of their torment doth go up TO ages of ages; and they have no rest day and night, who are bowing before the beast and his image, also if any doth receive the mark of his name." Footnote in the American Standard Version, "Gr. UNTO the ages of the ages." This smoke goes up UNTO the ages of ages, not without end IN the ages of ages. See notes above.

[19] REVELATION 19:3 “Unto the ages of [the] ages” is applied one time to the great harlot: “And a second time they said, „Alleluia; and the smoke doth come up to the ages of the ages See notes above on Revelation 14:11.

[20] REVELATION 20:10 “Unto the ages of [the] ages” is applied one time to

Satan : “And the Devil, who is leading them astray, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] the beast and the false prophet, and they shall be tormented day and night to the ages of [the] ages.” See notes above on Revelation 14:11.

[21] REVELATION 22:5 "Unto the ages of [the] ages" is applied one time to those who are in the book of life: "And night shall not be there, and they have no need of a lamp and light of a sun, because the Lord God doth give them light, and they shall reign to [TO or UNTO] the ages of [the] ages." No matter what view you have, this may be one of the most difficult passages in the Bible.

THE MOST COMMON VIEW: This is speaking of the saints in Heaven after the judgment. This view puts the reign of the saints in the "ages of Ages" not "unto the ages of the ages." It makes the reign of the saints start after its end. The King James and other translations remove this difficulty by mistranslating.

ANOTHER VIEW: Christ is both king and priest unto the church. He is our high priest [Hebrews 8:1]. "For He must reign, TILL he has put all his enemies under his feet" [1 Corinthians 15:25]. When all his enemies are under his feet and the last enemy, death, has been abolished, then He shall deliver up the kingdom to God and be subjected to Him [1 Corinthians 15:23-28]. Christ is our high priest. Hebrews 2:17; 3:1; 4:14; 4:15; 5:1; 5:5; 5:10. He is "a priest forever [aion-age] after the order of Melchizedek" [Hebrews 5:6]. "A high priest for ever [aion-age] after the order of Melchizedek" [Hebrews 6:20]. "A priest for ever [aion-age] after the order of Melchizedek" [Hebrews 7:17]. "You are a priest for ever" [aion-age] [Hebrews 7:21]. Christ is now reigning as our high priest, but will He be our high priest after the judgment when there is no sin and therefore, no need for a priest? "And did make us kings and priests" [Revelation 1:6]. Those in Christ now reign as kings and priests. "For you were slain, and did purchase unto God with your blood men of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation, and made them to be unto our God a kingdom and priests; and THEY REIGN UPON THE EARTH" [Revelation 5:9-10]. ALL CHRISTIANS ARE NOW KINGS AND PRIESTS BUT WILL CHRISTIANS BE KINGS AND PRIESTS AFTER THE JUDGMENT WHEN THEY ARE NOT "UPON THE EARTH"? Will there be any need for priests in Heaven? Christ will be our Lord in Heaven, but maybe not our high priest. Christian now reign as kings and priests unto the ages of ages, but whatever we will be in Heaven, it does not look as if there will be any need for priests. In this age, those in Christ have Him as their light [John 8:12; 9:5; 11:10; 12:36] and He shines the same always. There is no nighttime when He shines less. THE REIGN OF THOSE IN CHRIST AS KINGS AND PRIESTS "UNTO THE AGES OF THE AGES" WILL BE OVER WHEN THEIR ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN BEGINS IN THE AGES OF AGES. They shall reign UNTO the ages of [the] ages (22:5) "Unto the ages" is before the harvest at the end of this age [Matthew 12:36-43]. It is before the time many believe Hell will begin. It is NOW.

A THIRD VIEW: Most likely the right one. This passage is symbolic, not to be taken literally. The first two views both make the wording be literal, but just as most of this book is in symbols, this may also be symbols and no more to be taken literality than a woman arrayed with the sun [Revelation 12:1] or any of the other symbols in the book.

· Whatever view of this passage you may take, Christians will be "in the ages to come" after this age has ended [Ephesians 2:6-7].

That aion means forever when it is used with reference to the life of the believer, and that it takes on a meaning of unlimited time that is totally different than its meaning is without precedent with any other word. I understand that this dual definition came about by learned and faithful believers trying to explain some difficult passages, but it seems to me that it makes more problems than it helps. If God in His revelation to us used a word to sometimes mean a limited time with a beginning and an end and at other times used the same word to mean an unlimited time without beginning or end no one could know what He said to us, could not know when this word was limited and when it was unlimited without an inspired person to tell us.

It is obvious that forever or eternal with the meaning that eternal has today is a total mistranslation. Three days [Jonah 2:6] or a lifetime [Exodus 21:6] is not eternally.
Whatever view you take, this is in a book of symbols that are difficult to understand and it is unwise to base any doctrine on the interpretation of symbols, and less than unwise to make the interpretation of symbols over rule the plain statements of the Bible.

“If aion sometimes means a limited and sometimes an, unlimited time, then we need a pope, or a church, or human tradition to tell us what it means in each case, and divine inspiration vanishes, and is replaced by corrupt human mentality.” Unsearchable Riches,

Volume 27, Page 175.
ETERNAL
[1] ETERNAL [Aionios] LIFE:
About 43 times to the life Christ promised to those who obey Him. "In the world [age - aion] to come eternal [aionios] life [zoee]" Mark 19:30. "What shall I do to inherit eternal [aionios] life?" Luke 18:18. "In hope of eternal [aionios] life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the age [aion] began." Titus 1:2. Also in Matthew 19:16; 25:46; Mark 10:17; 10:30; Luke 10:25; 18:30; John 3:5; 3:16; 3:36; 4:14; 4:36 5:24; 5:39; 6:27; 6:40; 6:47; 6:54; 6:58; 17:2; 17:3; Acts 13:46; Romans 2:7; 5:21; 6:22; 6:23; Galatians 6:8; 1 Timothy 1:16; 6:12; 6:19; Titus 3:7; 1

John 1:2; 2:25; 3:15; 5:11; 5:13; 5:20; Jude 21.
Related terms [other ways of saying eternal life].
1. "Everlasting [aionios] HABITATIONS" [Luke 16:9; Hebrews 9:15]. 2. "Everlasting [aionios] CONSOLATION" [2 Thessalonians 2:16]. 3. "Eternal [aionios] INHERITANCE" [Hebrews 9:15].
4. "An eternal [aionios] WEIGHT OF GLORY" [2 Corinthians 4:16]. 5. "A BUILDING FROM GOD, A HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, eternal [aionios], in the heavens" [2 Corinthians 5:1].
[2] ETERNAL GOD: (1) "Everlasting [aionios] God" [Romans 16:25]. (2) "Power
everlasting"
[aionios] [1 Timothy 6:16]. (3) "Called us unto His eternal [aionios] glory"
[1 Peter 5:10].
There are other words that teach an endless duration that are applied to God and
the saved that are never applied to the lost.

TO GOD:
1. Romans 1:23 "The glory of the INCORRUPTIBLE [aphthartos] God." 2. 1 Timothy 6:16 "Who only has IMMORTALITY [athanasin]."
3.
Romans 1:20 "Even his EVERLASTING [aidios] power and divinity." 4. 1 Timothy 1:17 "Now unto the King eternal IMMORTAL [aphtharsia], invisible, the only God."
TO CHRIST:

1. 2 Timothy 1:10 "Who [Christ] abolished death, AND BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY [aphtharsia] TO LIGHT"
2. Hebrews 7:3 “Abides a priest CONTINUALLY (dieenekes).” “But he, when he had offered one sacrifice for sins FOR EVER (dieenekes), sat down on the right hand of God” [Hebrews 10:12]. “For by one offering he has perfected FOR EVER (dieenekes) them that are sanctified” [Hebrews 10:14].
3. Hebrews 7:16 "After the power of an ENDLESS (akatalutos-indissoluble) LIFE."
4. Hebrews 7:24 “Because He (Christ) abides forever (pantote), holds His priesthood permanently.”
TO MAN:
1. 1 Corinthians 9:25 "Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown: but we an INCORRUPTIBLE [aphthartos]."
2. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 "So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in INCORRUPTION [aphtharsia]; it is sown in dishonor; it is raised in GLORY; it is sown in weakness; it is raised in POWER; is sown a natural body; it is raised a SPIRITUAL BODY."
3. 1 Corinthians 15:52-54 "For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised INCORRUPTIBLE [aphthartos], and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on INCORRUPTION [aphtharsia], IMMORTALITY [athanasia]. But, when this and this mortal must put on corruptible shall have put on IMMORTALITY [athanasia] then shall come to pass the saying that is written, DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY."
4. 1 Peter 1:3-4 "Begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto AN INHERITANCE (aphtharton) INCORRUPTIBLE [aphthartos], AND UNDEFILED, AND THAT FADES NOT AWAY, RESERVED IN HEAVEN FOR YOU."
5. 1 Peter 5:4 “And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, you shall receive the crown of glory that fades not away.”
6. Romans 2:7 "To them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and INCORRUPTION [aththarsia], eternal life."
7. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall ALWAYS (pantote) be with the Lord.” “Seeing he (Christ) EVER (pantote) lives” [Hebrews 7:25].
8. Ephesians 2:6-7 “And raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus: THAT IN THE AGES (aions) TO COME he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus”
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