Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #166: aionios (pronounced ahee-o'-nee-os)

from 165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be

2) without beginning

3) without end, never to cease, everlasting

Part of Speech: adjective

Relation: from G165

Citing in TDNT: 1:208, 31


This word is used 72 times:

Matthew 18:8: "two feet to be cast into everlasting fire."
Matthew 19:16: "shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"
Matthew 19:29: "for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."
Matthew 25:41: "me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil"
Matthew 25:46: "these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous"
Matthew 25:46: "righteous into life eternal."
Mark 3:29: "never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal"
Mark 10:17: "shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
Mark 10:30: "in the world to come eternal life."
Luke 10:25: "what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Luke 16:9: "they may receive you into everlasting habitations."
Luke 18:18: "what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Luke 18:30: "world to come life everlasting."
John 3:15: "perish, but have eternal life."
John 3:16: "perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:36: "the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the"
John 4:14: "in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
John 4:36: "fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and"
John 5:24: "on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come"
John 5:39: "ye think ye have eternal life: and they are"
John 6:27: "for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son"
John 6:40: "on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up"
John 6:47: "on me hath everlasting life."
John 6:54: "my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up"
John 6:68: "shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life."
John 10:28: "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never"
John 12:25: "it unto life eternal."
John 12:50: "commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore,"
John 17:2: "flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given"
John 17:3: "this is life eternal, that they might know thee the"
Acts 13:46: "and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting"
Acts 13:46: "and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting"
Acts 13:48: "were ordained to eternal life believed."
Romans 2:7: "honor and immortality, eternal life:"
Romans 5:21: "through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ"
Romans 6:22: "and the end everlasting life."
Romans 6:23: "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ"
Romans 16:25: "to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,"
Romans 16:26: "according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all"
2 Corinthians 4:17: "worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight"
2 Corinthians 4:18: "for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 5:1: "God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
Galatians 6:8: "Spirit reap life everlasting."
2 Thessalonians 1:9: "Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the"
2 Thessalonians 2:16: "us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope"
1 Timothy 1:16: "on him to life everlasting."
1 Timothy 6:12: "fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also"
1 Timothy 6:16: "be honor and power everlasting. Amen."
1 Timothy 6:19: "time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life."
2 Timothy 1:9: "Christ Jesus before the world began,"

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