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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Ever, For Ever, Evermore

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1: πάντοτε
(Strong's #3842 — Adverb — pantote — pan'-tot-eh )

"at all times, always" (akin to pas, "all"), is translated "ever" in Luke 15:31 ; John 18:20 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ; 5:15 ; 2 Timothy 3:7 ; Hebrews 7:25 ; "evermore" in John 6:34 ; in 1 Thessalonians 5:16 , RV, "alway," for AV, "evermore." It there means "on all occasions," as, e.g., 1 Thessalonians 1:2 ; 3:6 ; 5:15 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:3,11 ; 2:13 . See ALWAYS.

2: ἀεί
(Strong's #104 — Adverb — aei — ah-eye' )

"ever," is used (a) of continuous time, signifying "unceasingly, perpetually," Acts 7:51 ; 2 Corinthians 4:11 ; 6:10 ; Titus 1:12 ; Hebrews 3:10 ; (b) of successive occurrences, signifying "on every occasion," 1 Peter 3:15 ; 2 Peter 1:12 . Some texts have the word in Mark 15:8 . See ALWAYS.

Note: The adjective dienekes, "unbroken, continuous," is used in a phrase with eis, "unto," and the article, signifying "perpetually, for ever," Hebrews 7:3 ; 10:1,12,14 .

* The following phrases are formed in connection with aion, "an age:" they are idiomatic expressions betokening undefined periods and are not to be translated literally: (a) eis aiona, lit., "unto an age," Jude 1:13 , "for ever;" (b) eis ton aiona, lit., "unto the age," "for ever" (or, with a negative, "never"), Matthew 21:19 ; Mark 3:29 ; 11:14 ; Luke 1:55 ; John 4:14 ; 6:51,58 ; 8:35 (twice), 51,52; 10:28; 11:26; 12:34; 13:8; 14:16; 1 Corinthians 8:13 ; 2 Corinthians 9:9 ; Hebrews 5:6 ; 6:20 ; 7:17,21,24,28 ; 1 Peter 1:25 ; 1 John 2:17 ; 2 John 1:2 ; (c) eis tous aionas, lit., "unto the ages," "for ever," Matthew 6:13 (AV only); Luke 1:33 ; Romans 1:25 ; 9:5 ; 11:36 ; 16:27 (some mss. have the next phrase here); 2 Corinthians 11:31 ; Hebrews 13:8 ; (d) eis tous aionas ton aionon, lit. "unto the ages of the ages," "for ever and ever," or "for evermore," Galatians 1:5 ; Philippians 4:20 ; 1 Timothy 1:17 ; 2 Timothy 4:18 ; Hebrews 13:21 ; 1 Peter 4:11 ; 5:11 [(c) in some mss.]; Revelation 1:6 [(c) in some mss.]; 1:18, "for evermore;" 4:9,10; 5:13; 7:12; 10:6; 11:15; 15:7; 19:3; 20:10; 22:5; (e) eis aionas aionon, lit., "unto ages of ages," "for ever and ever," Revelation 14:11 ; (f) eis ton aiona tou aionos, lit., "unto the age of the age," "for ever and ever," Hebrews 1:8 ; (g) tou aionos ton aionon, lit., "of the age of the ages," "for ever and ever," Ephesians 3:21 ; (h) eis pantas tous aionas, lit., "unto all the ages," Jude 1:25 ("for evermore," RV; "ever," AV); (i) eis hemeran aionos, lit., "unto a day of an age," "for ever," 2 Peter 3:18 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Ever, For Ever, Evermore'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/e/ever-for-ever-evermore.html. 1940.

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