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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

1336. dienekes -- carried through, continuous
... Word Origin from the aor. of diaphero Definition carried through, continuous NASB
Word Usage all time (2), continually (1), perpetually* (1). ...
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1519. eis -- to or into (indicating the point reached or entered ...
... 2), even (1), ever* (2), forever* (1), forward* (3), leading (2), leads (1), mine*
(1), never* (1), next* (1), onto (2), over (1), perpetually* (1), reference ...
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104. aei -- ever, unceasingly
... Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: aei Phonetic Spelling: (ah-eye') Short
Definition: always Definition: always, unceasingly, perpetually; on every ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3117. yom -- day
... 2), lifetime* (1), live (1), long (2), long as i live (1), long* (11), midday*
(1), now (5), older* (1), once (2), period (3), perpetually* (2), present (1 ...
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5703. ad -- perpetuity
... perpetual (1). eternity, everlasting, old, perpetually, world without end. From
adah; properly, a (peremptory) terminus, ie (by implication ...
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5769. olam -- long duration, antiquity, futurity
... 1), lasting (1), long (2), long ago (3), long past (1), long time (3), never* (17),
old (11), permanent (10), permanently (1), perpetual (29), perpetually (1). ...
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3605. kol -- the whole, all
... 6), life* (1), lifetime* (1), long* (9), mere (1), much (1), no one (1), no* (33),
none* (13), nothing* (12), one (3), only (1), perpetually* (2), plenty (1 ...
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6783. tsemithuth -- completion, finality
... Or tsmithuth {tsem-ee-thooth'}; from tsamath; excision, ie Destruction; used only
(adverbially) with prepositional prefix to extinction, ie Perpetually -- ever ...
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Of the Mutual Contentment of the Divine Persons, and the Mutual ...
... And this is perpetually renewed in the lifegiving life of the Trinity; for here
there takes place a perpetual new birth in new knowledge new contentment and ...
/.../john/the adornment of the spritual marriage/chapter x of the mutual.htm

Of Three Kinds of Most Inward Practices
... And here the hunger and thirst of love become so great that he perpetually surrenders
himself, and gives up his own works, and empties himself, and is noughted ...
/.../john/the adornment of the spritual marriage/chapter lxv of three kinds.htm

The Malice of Antipater and Doris. Alexander is Very Uneasy on ...
... Antipater also was perpetually setting some to provoke him to speak, that the lies
he raised of him might seem to have some foundation of truth; and if, among ...
/.../chapter 24 the malice of.htm

The Commandment, Old yet New
... II. The old Christ is perpetually new. ... We buy the treasure at once, but it takes
a long time to count it. The old Christ is perpetually the new Christ. ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the commandment old yet new.htm

How, Upon Herod's Going Down into David's Sepulcher, the Sedition ...
... However, Antipater used stratagems perpetually against his brethren, and that very
cunningly; while abroad he loaded them with accusations, but still took upon ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how upon herods.htm

Beside the Still Waters.
... dear and precious to us; we fail to notice how every running stream, from the tiniest
mountain rill to muddy Po and fertilizing Nile, is perpetually at work to ...
/.../beard/beside the still waters/beside the still waters.htm

The Voice of the Lord God
... sight. But after a while, as the child grows, the parents will not let
it be so perpetually with them. It must go to school. It ...
/.../kingsley/the gospel of the pentateuch/sermon iii the voice of.htm

Mr. Fearing Comforted
... Some men of little faith are perpetually enshrouded with fears; their faith
seems only strong enough to enable them to doubt. If ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/mr fearing comforted.htm

The Death of Christ
... Upon Christ, the angels in heaven perpetually gaze. "Which things the angels
desire to look into," said the apostle. Upon Christ ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the death of christ.htm

God's Guests
... how can I get above my daily work, and be perpetually thinking of God and His will,
and consciously realising communion with Him?' But there is such a thing as ...
/.../ of holy scripture j/gods guests.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(adv.) In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually.
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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Perpetuity (5 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Perpetual (57 Occurrences)
... time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
/p/perpetual.htm - 28k

Always (186 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (adv.) At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout
all time; continually; as, God is always the same. ...
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Consecrated (101 Occurrences)
... I have made this house holy, which you have built, to put my name there forever;
and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually. (See NAS RSV NIV). ...
/c/consecrated.htm - 38k

Otherwise (78 Occurrences)
... Luke 18:5 yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice,
lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.' (See NAS). ...
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Wood-offering (2 Occurrences)
... comparative scarcity of wood, by which certain districts were required, as chosen
by lot, to furnish wood to keep the altar fire perpetually burning (Leviticus ...
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... comparative scarcity of wood, by which certain districts were required, as chosen
by lot, to furnish wood to keep the altar fire perpetually burning (Leviticus ...
/w/woodoffering.htm - 6k

Indissoluble (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (a.) Incapable of being rightfully broken or dissolved; perpetually binding or
obligatory; firm; stable, as, an indissoluble league or covenant. ...
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Tempt (18 Occurrences)
... the way of the Spirit, alone constitute the true challenge of saintship (James
1:12); but it is the mark of an ignoble nature to be perpetually the center of ...
/t/tempt.htm - 15k

Bible Concordance
Perpetually (10 Occurrences)

Luke 18:5 at any rate because this widow annoys me I will avenge her, that she may not by perpetually coming completely harass me.

Galatians 5:15 But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another.

Hebrews 7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God), remains a priest continually.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 6:20 "This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer to Yahweh in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering perpetually, half of it in the morning, and half of it in the evening.

Leviticus 10:15 The heaved thigh and the waved breast they shall bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before Yahweh: and it shall be yours, and your sons' with you, as a portion forever; as Yahweh has commanded."
(See NAS)

1 Kings 9:3 Yahweh said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me. I have made this house holy, which you have built, to put my name there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

2 Chronicles 7:16 For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Psalms 49:9 That he should still live perpetually, and not see corruption.

Jeremiah 3:5 Will he keep his anger for ever? Will he preserve it perpetually? Behold, thou hast spoken and hast done evil things, and thou art so determined.

Amos 1:11 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:



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Perpetuity (5 Occurrences)

Perpetual (57 Occurrences)

Always (186 Occurrences)

Consecrated (101 Occurrences)

Otherwise (78 Occurrences)

Wood-offering (2 Occurrences)


Indissoluble (1 Occurrence)

Tempt (18 Occurrences)

Temptation (22 Occurrences)

Regular (95 Occurrences)

Reverse (12 Occurrences)

Rate (23 Occurrences)

Ephah (55 Occurrences)

Plea (35 Occurrences)

Perpetuate (2 Occurrences)

Beware (51 Occurrences)

Alway (26 Occurrences)

Snapping (1 Occurrence)

Sleepless (2 Occurrences)

Snarling (5 Occurrences)

Meal-offering (120 Occurrences)

Paradise (6 Occurrences)

Cereal (124 Occurrences)

Flour (69 Occurrences)

Wine (282 Occurrences)

Destroyed (377 Occurrences)

Tenth (89 Occurrences)

Supplication (71 Occurrences)

Plague (142 Occurrences)

Oblation (208 Occurrences)

Anointed (132 Occurrences)

Pursuing (50 Occurrences)

Preserve (61 Occurrences)

Harass (14 Occurrences)

Half (135 Occurrences)

Mercies (62 Occurrences)

Evening (163 Occurrences)

Lest (282 Occurrences)

Determined (89 Occurrences)

Sanctified (105 Occurrences)

Olives (30 Occurrences)

Hallowed (86 Occurrences)

Hour (124 Occurrences)

Meal (288 Occurrences)

Malchiel (3 Occurrences)

Fine (184 Occurrences)

Tear (97 Occurrences)

Morning (264 Occurrences)

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