Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #165: aion (pronounced ahee-ohn')

from the same as 104; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever(-more), (n-)ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end). Compare 5550.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity

2) the worlds, universe

3) period of time, age

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from the same as G104

Citing in TDNT: 1:197, 31


This word is used 128 times:

Matthew 6:13: "and the glory, forever. Amen."
Matthew 12:32: "be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in"
Matthew 13:22: "word; and the care of this world, and the"
Matthew 13:39: "is the end of the world; and the reapers are"
Matthew 13:40: "the end of this world."
Matthew 13:49: "the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and"
Matthew 21:19: "grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently"
Matthew 24:3: "and of the end of the world?"
Matthew 28:20: "even unto the end of the world. Amen."
Mark 3:29: "the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness,"
Mark 4:19: "the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches,"
Mark 10:30: "persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life."
Mark 11:14: "of thee hereafter forever. And his disciples"
Luke 1:33: "the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom"
Luke 1:55: "and to his seed forever."
Luke 1:70: "holy prophets, which have been since the world began:"
Luke 16:8: "the children of this world are in their generation"
Luke 18:30: "and in the world to come life everlasting."
Luke 20:34: "The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:"
Luke 20:35: "they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from"
John 4:14: "that I shall give him shall never thirst;"
John 6:51: "this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread"
John 6:58: "of this bread shall live forever."
John 8:35: "in the house forever: but the Son abideth"
John 8:35: "forever: but the Son abideth ever."
John 8:51: "keep my saying, he shall never see death."
John 8:52: "keep my saying, he shall never taste of death."
John 9:32: " Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes"
John 10:28: "eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither"
John 11:26: "believeth in me shall never die. Believest"
John 12:34: "that Christ abideth forever: and how sayest"
John 13:8: "Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my"
John 14:16: "he may abide with you forever;"
Acts 3:21: "his holy prophets since the world began."
Acts 15:18: "his works from the beginning of the world."
Romans 1:25: "who is blessed forever. Amen."
Romans 9:5: "all, God blessed forever. Amen."
Romans 11:36: "are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen."
Romans 12:2: "be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing"
Romans 16:27: "through Jesus Christ forever. Amen."
1 Corinthians 1:20: "where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the"
1 Corinthians 2:6: "not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this"
1 Corinthians 2:6: "of the princes of this world, that come to naught:"
1 Corinthians 2:7: "ordained before the world unto our glory:"
1 Corinthians 2:8: "of the princes of this world knew: for had they known"
1 Corinthians 3:18: "wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be"
1 Corinthians 8:13: "make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth,"
1 Corinthians 10:11: "the ends of the world are come."
2 Corinthians 4:4: "the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,"
2 Corinthians 9:9: "his righteousness remaineth forever."

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