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Lexicon :: Strong's H5703 - ʿaḏ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1565a

Strong’s Definitions

עַד ʻad, ad; from H5710; properly, a (peremptory) terminus, i.e. (by implication) duration, in the sense of advance or perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition):—eternity, ever(-lasting, -more), old, perpetually, world without end.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x

The KJV translates Strong's H5703 in the following manner: ever (41x), everlasting (2x), end (1x), eternity (1x), ever (with H5769) (1x), evermore (1x), old (1x), perpetually (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x
The KJV translates Strong's H5703 in the following manner: ever (41x), everlasting (2x), end (1x), eternity (1x), ever (with H5769) (1x), evermore (1x), old (1x), perpetually (1x).
  1. perpetuity, for ever, continuing future

    1. ancient (of past time)

    2. for ever (of future time)

      1. of continuous existence

    3. for ever (of God's existence)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עַד ʻad, ad; from H5710; properly, a (peremptory) terminus, i.e. (by implication) duration, in the sense of advance or perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition):—eternity, ever(-lasting, -more), old, perpetually, world without end.
STRONGS H5703: Abbreviations
† I. עַד and וָעֶ֑ד (so always) noun masculine perpetuity (= advancing time, compare Assyrian adû, time at the present times); —
1. of past time: מִנִּי עַר Job 20:4; הררי עד Habakkuk 3:6 ancient mountains (compare עולם 1). **so Genesis 49:26 (read הַרְרֵי עַד for הוֺרַ֔י עַד).
2. of future time, לָעַד (usually לָעַ֑ד) for ever:
a. during lifetime, of king Psalm 21:7; Proverbs 29:14; of others Psalm 9:19; Psalm 22:27; Psalm 61:9; Proverbs 12:19.
b. of things, לָעַד בַּצּוּר יֵחָֽצֵב֑וּן Job 19:24.
c. of continuous existence, of nations, גְּבֶרֶת עַד (of Babylon, compare עולם 2c) Isaiah 47:7 (yet see III. עַד II 3); anger, לעד Amos 1:11; elsewhere עֲדֵי עַד Psalm 83:18; Psalm 92:8; Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 65:18.
d. of divine existence, שֹׁכֵן עַד Isaiah 57:15; attributes, לָעַד Psalm 111:3; Psalm 111:10; Psalm 112:3; Psalm 112:9; residence in Zion, עֲדֵי עַד Psalm 132:14; law of God לָעַד Psalm 19:10; promise as to dynasty of David, לָעד Psalm 89:30; עֲדֵי עַד Psalm 132:12; inheritance of land, לָעַד Psalm 37:29; continuous relations between God and his people 1 Chronicles 28:9; Isaiah 64:8; Micah 7:18 לעד.
e. phrases (see עולם 2m): (לְ)וְֺלָם וָעֶ֑ד Psalm 9:6; Psalm 10:16; Psalm 21:5; Psalm 45:7; Psalm 45:18; Psalm 48:15; Psalm 52:10; Psalm 104:5; Psalm 119:44; Psalm 145:1; Psalm 145:2; Psalm 145:21; Exodus 15:18; Micah 4:5; Daniel 12:3; לָעַד לְעוֺלָם Psalm 111:8; Psalm 148:6; עַדעֿוֺלְמֵי עַד Isaiah 45:17. — Isaiah 30:8 read (עַדעֿוֺלָם) לְעֵד for a witness Syriac Version Vulgate Targum Ges Ew Di Che Du) for MT לָעַד.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs





1 Chronicles



19:24; 20:4


9:6; 9:19; 10:16; 19:10; 21:5; 21:7; 22:27; 37:29; 45:7; 83:18; 89:30; 92:8; 104:5; 111:3; 111:8; 111:10; 112:3; 112:9; 119:44; 132:12; 132:14; 145:1; 145:2; 145:21; 148:6


12:19; 29:14


26:4; 30:8; 45:17; 47:7; 57:15; 64:8; 65:18






4:5; 7:18




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5703 matches the Hebrew עַד (ʿaḏ),
which occurs 51 times in 49 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:18 -

The LORD will reign forever and ever!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:20 -

Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem:

Amalek was first among the nations,

but his future is destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:24 -

Ships will come from the coast of Kittim;

they will carry out raids against Asshur and Eber,

but they too will come to destruction.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:28 -

David heard about it later and said, “I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the LORD concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 -

“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him wholeheartedly and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you abandon him, he will reject you forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 -

or were inscribed in stone forever

by an iron stylus and lead!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:4 -

Don’t you know that ever since antiquity,

from the time a human was placed on earth,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 -

You have rebuked the nations:

You have destroyed the wicked;

you have erased their name forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:18 -

For the needy will not always be forgotten;

the hope of the oppressed[fn] will not perish forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:16 -

The LORD is King forever and ever;

the nations will perish from his land.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:9 -

The fear of the LORD is pure,

enduring forever;

the ordinances of the LORD are reliable

and altogether righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:4 -

He asked you for life, and you gave it to him —

length of days forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:6 -

You give him blessings forever;

you cheer him with joy in your presence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:26 -

The humble will eat and be satisfied;

those who seek the LORD will praise him.

May your hearts live forever!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:29 -

The righteous will inherit the land

and dwell in it permanently.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:6 -

Your throne, God, is[fn] forever and ever;

the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:17 -

I will cause your name to be remembered for all generations;

therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:14 -

“This God, our God forever and ever —

he will always lead us.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:8 -

But I am like a flourishing olive tree

in the house of God;

I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:8 -

Then I will continually sing of your name,

fulfilling my vows day by day.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:17 -

Let them be put to shame and terrified forever;

let them perish in disgrace.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:29 -

“I will establish his line forever,

his throne as long as heaven lasts.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:7 -

though the wicked sprout like grass

and all evildoers flourish,

they will be eternally destroyed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:5 -

He established the earth on its foundations;

it will never be shaken.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:3 -

All that he does is splendid and majestic;

his righteousness endures forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:8 -

They are established forever and ever,

enacted in truth and in uprightness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:10 -

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

all who follow his instructions[fn] have good insight.

His praise endures forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:3 -

Wealth and riches are in his house,

and his righteousness endures forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:9 -

He distributes freely to the poor;

his righteousness endures forever.

His horn will be exalted in honor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:44 -

I will always obey your instruction,

forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:12 -

“If your sons keep my covenant

and my decrees that I will teach them,

their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:14 -

“This is my resting place forever;

I will make my home here

because I have desired it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:1 -

I[fn] exalt you, my God the King,

and bless your name forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:2 -

I will bless you every day;

I will praise your name forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:21 -

My mouth will declare the LORD’s praise;

let every living thing

bless his holy name forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:6 -

He set them in position forever and ever;

he gave an order that will never pass away.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:19 -

Truthful lips endure forever,

but a lying tongue, only a moment.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:14 -

A king who judges the poor with fairness —

his throne will be established forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:6 -

For a child will be born for us,

a son will be given to us,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

He will be named

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:4 -

Trust in the LORD forever,

because in the LORD, the LORD himself, is an everlasting rock!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:17 -

Israel will be saved by the LORD

with an everlasting salvation;

you will not be put to shame or humiliated

for all eternity.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:15 -

For the High and Exalted One,

who lives forever, whose name is holy, says this:

“I live in a high and holy place,

and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,

to revive the spirit of the lowly

and revive the heart of the oppressed.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:9 -

LORD, do not be terribly angry

or remember our iniquity forever.

Please look ​— ​all of us are your people!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:18 -

“Then be glad and rejoice forever

in what I am creating;

for I will create Jerusalem to be a joy

and its people to be a delight.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:3 -

Those who have insight will shine

like the bright expanse of the heavens,

and those who lead many to righteousness,

like the stars forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:11 -

The LORD says:

I will not relent from punishing Edom

for three crimes, even four,

because he pursued his brother with the sword.

He stifled his compassion,

his anger tore at him continually,

and he harbored his rage incessantly.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:5 -

Though all the peoples walk

in the name of their own gods,

we will walk in the name of the LORD our God

forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:18 -

Who is a God like you,

forgiving iniquity and passing over rebellion

for the remnant of his inheritance?

He does not hold on to his anger forever

because he delights in faithful love.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:6 -

He stands and shakes[fn] the earth;

he looks and startles the nations.

The age-old mountains break apart;

the ancient hills sink down.

His pathways are ancient.

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