166. aiónios
Strong's Concordance
aiónios: agelong, eternal
Original Word: αἰώνιος, ία, ιον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: aiónios
Phonetic Spelling: (ahee-o'-nee-os)
Short Definition: eternal, unending
Definition: age-long, and therefore: practically eternal, unending; partaking of the character of that which lasts for an age, as contrasted with that which is brief and fleeting.
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Cognate: 166 aiṓnios (an adjective, derived from 165 /aiṓn ("an age, having a particular character and quality") – properly, "age-like" ("like-an-age"), i.e. an "age-characteristic" (the quality describing a particular age); (figuratively) the unique quality (reality) of God's life at work in the believer, i.e. as the Lord manifests His self-existent life (as it is in His sinless abode of heaven). "Eternal (166 /aiṓnios) life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time – i.e. what gives time its everlasting meaning for the believer through faith, yet is also time-independent. See 165 (aiōn).

[166 (aiṓnios) does not focus on the future per se, but rather on the quality of the age (165 /aiṓn) it relates to. Thus believers live in "eternal (166 /aiṓnios) life" right now, experiencing this quality of God's life now as a present possession. (Note the Gk present tense of having eternal life in Jn 3:36, 5:24, 6:47; cf. Ro 6:23.)]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from aión
Definition
agelong, eternal
NASB Translation
eternal (66), eternity (1), forever (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 166: αἰώνιος

αἰώνιος, , and (in 2 Thessalonians 2:16; Hebrews 9:12; Numbers 25:13; Plato, Tim., p. 38 b. (see below); Diodorus 1:1; (cf. WHs Appendix, p. 157; Winers Grammar, 69 (67); Buttmann, 26 (23))) αἰώνιος, αἰώνια, αἰώνιον (αἰών);

1. without beginning or end, that which always has been and always will be: Θεός, Romans 16:26 ( μόνος αἰώνιος, 2 Macc. 1:25); πνεῦμα, Hebrews 9:14.

2. without beginning: χρόνοις αἰωνίοις, Romans 16:25; πρό χρόνων αἰωνίων, 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2; εὐαγγέλιον, a gospel whose subject-matter is eternal, i. e., the saving purpose of God adopted from eternity, Revelation 14:6.

3. without end, never to cease, everlasting: 2 Corinthians 4:18 (opposed to πρόσκαιρος); αἰώνιον αὐτόν, joined to thee forever as a sharer of the same eternal life, Philcmon 1:15; βάρος δόξης, 2 Corinthians 4:17; βασιλεία, 2 Peter 1:11; δόξα, 2 Timothy 2:10; 1 Peter 5:10; ζωή (see ζωή, 2 b.); κληρονομία, Hebrews 9:15; λύτρωσις, Hebrews 9:12; παράκλησις, 2 Thessalonians 2:16; σκηναί, abodes to be occupied forever, Luke 16:9 (the habitations of the blessed in heaven are referred to, cf. John 14:2 (also,dabo eis tabernacula aeterna, quae praeparaveram illis, 4 Esdras (Fritzsche, 5 Esdr.) []); similarly Hades is called αἰώνιος τόπος, Tobit 3:6, cf. Ecclesiastes 12:5); σωτηρία, Hebrews 5:9; (so Mark 16 (WH) in the (rejected) 'Shorter Conclusion'). Opposite ideas are: κόλασις, Matthew 25:46; κρίμα, Hebrews 6:2; κρίσις, Mark 3:29 (Rec. (but L T WH Tr text ἁμαρτήματος; in Acta Thom. § 47, p. 227 Tdf., ἔσται σοι τοῦτο εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν καί λύτρον αἰωνίων παραπτωμάτων, it has been plausibly conjectured we should read λύτρον, αἰώνιον (cf. Hebrews 9:12))); ὄλεθρος (Lachmann text ὀλέθριος, 2 Thessalonians 1:9 (4 Macc. 10:15); πῦρ, Matthew 25:41 (4 Macc. 12:12 αἰωνίῳ πυρί καί βασάνοις, αἱ εἰς ὅλον τόν αἰῶνα οὐκ ἀρνήσουσί σε). (Of the examples of αἰώνιος from Philo (with whom it is less common than ἀΐδιος, which see, of which there are some fifty instances) the following are noteworthy: de mut. nora. § 2; de caritate § 17; κόλασις αἰώνιος fragment in Mang. 2:667 at the end (Richter 6:229 middle); cf. de praem, et poen. § 12. Other examples are de alleg, leg. iii., § 70; de poster. Caini § 35; quod deus immut. § 30; quis rer. div. her. § 58; de congressu quaer, erud. § 19; de secular sec 38; de somn. ii. § 43; de Josepho § 24; quod omn. prob. book § 4, § 18; de ebrietate § 32; de Abrah. § 10; ζωή αἰώνιος: de secular § 15; Θεός () αἰώνιος: de plantat. § 2, § 18 (twice), § 20 (twice);de mundo § 2. from Josephus: Antiquities 7, 14, 5; 12, 7, 3; 15, 10, 5; b. j. 1, 33, 2; 6, 2, I; κλέος αἰών Antiquities 4, 6, 5; b. j. 3, 8, 5, μνήμη αἱ.: Antiquities 1, 13, 4; 6, 14, 4; 10, 11, 7; 15, 11, 1; οἶκον μέν αἰώνιον ἔχεις (of God), Antiquities 8, 4, 2; ἐφυλάχθη Ἰωάννης δεσμοῖς αἰωνίοις, b. j. 6, 9, 4. SYNONYMS: ἀΐδιος, αἰώνιος: ἀΐδιος covers the complete philosophic idea — without beginning and without end; also either without beginning or without end; as respects the past, it is applied to what has existed time out of mind. αἰώνιος (from Plato on) gives prominence to the immeasurableness of eternity (while such words as συνεχής continuous, unintermitted, διατελής perpetual, lasting to the end, are not so applicable to an abstract term, like αἰών); αἰώνιος accordingly is especially adapted to supersensuous things, see the N. T. Cf. Tim. Locr. 96 c. Θεόν δέ τόν μέν αἰώνιον νόος ὄρη μόνος etc.; Plato, Tim. 37 d. (and Stallbaum at the passage); 38 b. c.; legg. x., p. 904 a. ἀνώλεθρον δέ ὄν γενόμενον, ἀλλ' οὐκ αἰώνιον. Cf. also Plato's διαιώνιος (Tim. 38 b.; 39 e.). Schmidt, chapter 45.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
eternal, forever, everlasting.

From aion; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well) -- eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

see GREEK aion

Forms and Transliterations
αιωνια αιωνία αιώνια αἰώνια αιώνιαι αιωνιαν αιωνίαν αιώνιαν αἰωνίαν αιωνίας αιώνιοι αιωνιοις αιωνίοις αἰωνίοις αιωνιον αιώνιον αἰώνιον αιωνιος αιώνιος αιώνιός αἰώνιος αἰώνιός αιωνιου αιωνίου αἰωνίου αιωνιους αιωνίους αἰωνίους αιωνίω αιωνιων αιωνίων αἰωνίων αιώνος αιωνόυ aionia aiōnia aiṓnia aionian aionían aiōnian aiōnían aioniois aioníois aiōniois aiōníois aionion aioníon aiōnion aiōniōn aiōníōn aiṓnion aionios aiōnios aiṓnios aiṓniós aioniou aioníou aiōniou aiōníou aionious aioníous aiōnious aiōníous
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71 Occurrences


αἰώνια — 1 Occ.
αἰωνίαν — 2 Occ.
αἰωνίων — 2 Occ.
αἰωνίοις — 1 Occ.
αἰώνιον — 45 Occ.
αἰώνιός — 4 Occ.
αἰωνίου — 15 Occ.
αἰωνίους — 1 Occ.

Matthew 18:8 Adj-ANS
GRK: πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον
NAS: and be cast into the eternal fire.
KJV: to be cast into everlasting fire.
INT: fire eternal

Matthew 19:16 Adj-AFS
GRK: σχῶ ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: that I may obtain eternal life?
KJV: that I may have eternal life?
INT: I might have life eternal

Matthew 19:29 Adj-AFS
GRK: καὶ ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσει
NAS: and will inherit eternal life.
KJV: and shall inherit everlasting life.
INT: and life eternal will inherit

Matthew 25:41 Adj-ANS
GRK: πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον τὸ ἡτοιμασμένον
NAS: from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire
KJV: into everlasting fire,
INT: fire eternal which has been prepared

Matthew 25:46 Adj-AFS
GRK: εἰς κόλασιν αἰώνιον οἱ δὲ
NAS: will go away into eternal punishment,
KJV: into everlasting punishment:
INT: into punishment eternal moreover

Matthew 25:46 Adj-AFS
GRK: εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: but the righteous into eternal life.
KJV: into life eternal.
INT: into life eternal

Mark 3:29 Adj-GFS
GRK: ἔνοχός ἐστιν αἰωνίου ἁμαρτήματος
NAS: but is guilty of an eternal sin--
KJV: is in danger of eternal damnation:
INT: guilty is [of] eternal sin

Mark 10:17 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἵνα ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω
NAS: shall I do to inherit eternal life?
KJV: that I may inherit eternal life?
INT: that life eternal I might inherit

Mark 10:30 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἐρχομένῳ ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: and in the age to come, eternal life.
KJV: the world to come eternal life.
INT: is coming life eternal

Mark 16:20 Adj-GFS
GRK: κήρυγμα τῆς αἰωνίου σωτηρίας ἀμήν
INT: preaching of eternal salvation Amen

Luke 10:25 Adj-AFS
GRK: ποιήσας ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω
NAS: shall I do to inherit eternal life?
KJV: shall I do to inherit eternal life?
INT: having done life eternal will I inherit

Luke 16:9 Adj-AFP
GRK: εἰς τὰς αἰωνίους σκηνάς
NAS: they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.
KJV: you into everlasting habitations.
INT: into the eternal dwellings

Luke 18:18 Adj-AFS
GRK: ποιήσας ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω
NAS: shall I do to inherit eternal life?
KJV: shall I do to inherit eternal life?
INT: having done life eternal will I inherit

Luke 18:30 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἐρχομένῳ ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: and in the age to come, eternal life.
KJV: to come life everlasting.
INT: is coming life eternal

John 3:15 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: will in Him have eternal life.
KJV: but have eternal life.
INT: might have life eternal

John 3:16 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: but have eternal life.
KJV: but have everlasting life.
INT: might have life eternal

John 3:36 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχει ζωὴν αἰώνιον ὁ δὲ
NAS: has eternal life;
KJV: the Son hath everlasting life: and
INT: has life eternal he that moreover

John 4:14 Adj-AFS
GRK: εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: springing up to eternal life.
KJV: springing up into everlasting life.
INT: into life eternal

John 4:36 Adj-AFS
GRK: εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον ἵνα ὁ
NAS: for life eternal; so
KJV: unto life eternal: that both
INT: unto life eternal that he that

John 5:24 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχει ζωὴν αἰώνιον καὶ εἰς
NAS: Me, has eternal life,
KJV: me, hath everlasting life, and
INT: has life eternal and into

John 5:39 Adj-AFS
GRK: αὐταῖς ζωὴν αἰώνιον ἔχειν καὶ
NAS: that in them you have eternal life;
KJV: think ye have eternal life: and
INT: them life eternal to have and

John 6:27 Adj-AFS
GRK: εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον ἣν ὁ
NAS: which endures to eternal life,
KJV: endureth unto everlasting life, which
INT: unto life eternal which the

John 6:40 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον καὶ ἀναστήσω
NAS: in Him will have eternal life,
KJV: him, may have everlasting life: and
INT: should have life eternal and will raise up

John 6:47 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχει ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: has eternal life.
KJV: me hath everlasting life.
INT: has life eternal

John 6:54 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχει ζωὴν αἰώνιον κἀγὼ ἀναστήσω
NAS: has eternal life,
KJV: blood, hath eternal life; and
INT: has life eternal and I I will raise up

71 Occurrences

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