Perpetuity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws.

2. (n.) Something that is perpetual.

3. (n.) Endless time.

4. (n.) The number of years in which the simple interest of any sum becomes equal to the principal.

5. (n.) The number of years' purchase to be given for an annuity to continue forever.

6. (n.) A perpetual annuity.

7. (n.) Duration without limitations as to time.

8. (n.) The quality or condition of an estate by which it becomes inalienable, either perpetually or for a very long period; also, the estate itself so modified or perpetuated.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PERPETUAL; PERPETUALLY; PERPETUITY

per-pet'-u-al, per-pet'-u-al-i, pur-pe-tu'-i-ti (`olam, netsach, tamidh):

Perpetual is usually the translation of `olam, properly, "a wrapping up" or "hiding," used often of time indefinitely long, and of eternity when applied to God; hence, we have, "for perpetual generations" (Genesis 9:12); "the priesthood by a perpetual statute" (Exodus 29:9; compare Exodus 31:16 Leviticus 3:17; Leviticus 24:9, etc.); "placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it" (Jeremiah 5:22, the Revised Version margin "an everlasting ordinance which it cannot pass"); "sleep a perpetual sleep" (Jeremiah 51:39, 57); "Moab shall be.... a perpetual desolation" (Zechariah 2:9), etc.; netsach, "preeminence," "perpetuity," "eternity" (often translated "for ever," Psalm 9:6), is translated "perpetual" (Psalm 74:3 Jeremiah 15:18); natsach (participle) (Jeremiah 8:5); tamidh, "continuance," generally rendered "continually," but sometimes "perpetual" or "perpetually" (Exodus 30:8 Leviticus 6:20).

"Perpetually" is the rendering of `adh, properly "progress," "duration," hence, long or indefinite time, eternity (usually in the King James Version rendered "for ever"), in Amos 1:11, "His anger did tear perpetually"; and of kol ha-yamim, "all the days" (1 Kings 9:3 2 Chronicles 7:16, "my heart shall be there perpetually"; compare Matthew 28:20, pasas tas hemeras, literally, "all the days").

Perpetuity occurs in the Revised Version (British and American) of Leviticus 25:23, 30, "The land shall not be sold in perpetuity," "The house.... shall be made sure in perpetuity."

Perpetual is frequent in the Apocrypha, most often as the translation of aionios and kindred words, e.g. Judith 13:20, "a perpetual praise"; The Wisdom of Solomon 10:14, "perpetual glory," the Revised Version (British and American) "eternal"; Ecclesiasticus 11:33, "a perpetual blot," the Revised Version (British and American) "blame for ever"; 1 Maccabees 6:44, "a perpetual name," the Revised Version (British and American) "everlasting"; aenaos, "ever-flowing," occurs in The Wisdom of Solomon 11:6 (so the Revised Version); endeleches, "constant" (Ecclesiasticus 41:6, "perpetual reproach").

For "perpetual" (Jeremiah 50:5 Habakkuk 3:6) the Revised Version has "everlasting"; for "the old hatred" (Ezekiel 25:15), "perpetual enmity"; for "perpetual desolation" (Jeremiah 25:12) "desolate forever," margin "Hebrew `everlasting desolations.' "

W. L. Walker

Greek
165. aion -- a space of time, an age
... From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by
implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5703. ad -- perpetuity
... 5702, 5703. ad. 5704 . perpetuity. Transliteration: ad Phonetic Spelling:
(ad) Short Definition: forever. Word Origin from adah ...
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5957. alam -- perpetuity, antiquity
... 5956, 5957. alam. 5958 . perpetuity, antiquity. Transliteration: alam
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-lam') Short Definition: forever. Word ...
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5331. netsach -- eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity
... eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity. Transliteration: netsach or netsach
Phonetic Spelling: (neh'-tsakh) Short Definition: forever. ...
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5126. Nun -- father of Joshua
... Non, Nun. Or Nown (1 Chron. 7:27) {nohn}; from nuwn; perpetuity, Nun or Non, the
father of Joshua -- Non, Nun. see HEBREW nuwn. 5125, 5126. Nun or Non. 5127 ...
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Library

Questions About the Nature and Perpetuity of the Seventh-Day ...
... QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NATURE AND PERPETUITY OF THE SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH. ... BUNYAN. QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE NATURE AND PERPETUITY OF THE SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH. QUESTION I. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/questions about the nature and.htm

On the Perpetuity of Bodily Nature.
... Book II. Chapter II."On the Perpetuity of Bodily Nature. 1. On this topic
some are wont to inquire whether, as the Father generates ...
/.../origen/origen de principiis/chapter ii on the perpetuity of.htm

Perpetuity
... PENS√ČES SECTION IX: PERPETUITY. 589. ... 616. Perpetuity."The Messiah has always been
believed in. The tradition from Adam was fresh in Noah and in Moses. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pascal/pensees/section ix perpetuity.htm

Whether He who Has Vowed to Enter Religion is Bound to Remain in ...
... OF THE ENTRANCE INTO RELIGIOUS LIFE (TEN ARTICLES) Whether he who has vowed to
enter religion is bound to remain in religion in perpetuity? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether he who has vowed.htm

Of the Third Promise of God, by which He Assured the Land of ...
... Book XVI. Chapter 21."Of the Third Promise of God, by Which He Assured
the Land of Canaan to Abraham and His Seed in Perpetuity. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 21 of the third promise.htm

The Profane Account Given of the Origin of Christ and the Holy ...
... out what is perverse in their doctrine, how they were taught that the incomprehensible
part of the Father was the cause of their own perpetuity, [6742] whilst ...
/.../tertullian/against the valentinians/chapter xi the profane account given.htm

Of the Three Opposite Qualities by which the Platonists ...
... natures, he concluded in these words: "You have here two kinds of animals: the gods,
widely distinguished from men by sublimity of abode, perpetuity of life ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 12 of the three opposite.htm

Seventh Tractate. Time and Eternity.
... Again, the conception of Repose scarcely seems to include that of perpetuity " I
am speaking of course not of perpetuity in the time-order (which might ...
/.../plotinus/the six enneads/seventh tractate time and eternity.htm

Nor Let this Promise Seem to You Contrary to the Natural Structure ...
... as we said above, a condition of incorruption and immortality at the resurrection,
that, as God assigns this state to the righteous for perpetuity of glory, so ...
/.../47 nor let this promise.htm

The Cry of the Mortal to the Undying
... There are two thoughts there"the cry of the mortal for the beauty of the Eternal;
and the cry of the worker in a perishable world for the perpetuity of his ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/the cry of the mortal.htm

Thesaurus
Perpetuity (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The quality or state of being perpetual; as,
the perpetuity of laws. ... PERPETUAL; PERPETUALLY; PERPETUITY. ...
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Perpetual (57 Occurrences)
... time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
PERPETUAL; PERPETUALLY; PERPETUITY. per-pet'-u-al, per ...
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Perpetually (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PERPETUAL; PERPETUALLY; PERPETUITY. ...
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Immortality (6 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Perpetuity of existence. ... 2. (n.) Exemption from oblivion;
perpetuity; as, the immortality of fame. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Permanently (5 Occurrences)
... (See NAS). Leviticus 25:23 And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the
land is Mine; for ye are strangers and settlers with Me. (See NAS NIV). ...
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Perplexed (16 Occurrences)

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Messiah (9 Occurrences)
... How strong an impression this promise of the perpetuity of his royal house had made
on David is seen in his last words (2 Samuel 23); and to this "everlasting ...
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Slavery (31 Occurrences)
... the master's will. The non-Hebrew could be held as a slave in perpetuity
(Leviticus 25:44-46). (2) Good Treatment. "Thou shalt not ...
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Slave (148 Occurrences)
... the master's will. The non-Hebrew could be held as a slave in perpetuity
(Leviticus 25:44-46). (2) Good Treatment. "Thou shalt not ...
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Laws (184 Occurrences)
... "And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is mine: for
ye are strangers and sojourners with me" (Leviticus 25:23). ...
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Bible Concordance
Perpetuity (5 Occurrences)

Hebrews 10:12 But he, having offered one sacrifice for sins, sat down in perpetuity at the right hand of God,
(DBY)

Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he has perfected in perpetuity the sanctified.
(DBY)

Leviticus 25:23 "'The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me.
(WEB JPS ASV RSV)

Leviticus 25:30 If it isn't redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be made sure in perpetuity to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee.
(WEB JPS ASV RSV)

Isaiah 64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth to do righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: (behold, thou wast wroth, and we have sinned:) in those is perpetuity, and we shall be saved.
(DBY)

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Perpetually (10 Occurrences)

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Permanently (5 Occurrences)

Perplexed (16 Occurrences)

Messiah (9 Occurrences)

Slavery (31 Occurrences)

Slave (148 Occurrences)

Laws (184 Occurrences)

Walled (63 Occurrences)

Tenants (18 Occurrences)

Revert (6 Occurrences)

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Passes (74 Occurrences)

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Amon (20 Occurrences)

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Aliens (53 Occurrences)

Church (110 Occurrences)

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Released (52 Occurrences)

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Strangers (95 Occurrences)

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Sold (92 Occurrences)

Space (98 Occurrences)

Bought (66 Occurrences)

Jubilee (25 Occurrences)

Isn't (154 Occurrences)

Generations (148 Occurrences)

Accommodation (1 Occurrence)

Belong (127 Occurrences)

Sure (142 Occurrences)

Hezekiah (124 Occurrences)

Priest (500 Occurrences)

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Books (16 Occurrences)

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