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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Hereafter:

her-aft'-er (here (this present) and after) represents Hebrew ‘achar, "hinder part," "end" (Isa 41:23), "the things that are to come hereafter" ('achor after, behind the present), with den, "this," ‘achare dhen, Aramaic (Da 2:29,45), ‘achar, "after," "behind," "last" (Eze 20:39), Greek ap' arti, "from now" (Mt 26:64), "Hereafter ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven," which does not mean "at a future time" according to the more modern usage of "hereafter," but (as the Greek) "from now," the Revised Version (British and American) "henceforth"; Tyndale and the chief versions after him have "hereafter," but Wycliff has "fro hennes forth." Joh 1:51, "Hereafter ye shall see the heaven opened," etc., where "hereafter" has the same meaning; it is omitted by the Revised Version (British and American) after a corrected text (Wycliff also omits); eti, "yet," "still," "any more" "any longer" (Joh 14:30, the Revised Version (British and American) "I will no more speak much with you," Wycliff, "now I schal not"); meketi, "no more," "no longer" (Mr 11:14, "no man eat fruit of thee hereafter," the Revised Version (British and American) "henceforward"); apo tou nun, "from now" (Lu 22:69, the Revised Version (British and American) "From henceforth shall the Son of man be seated at the right hand of the power of God," Wycliff "aftir this tyme"); meta tauta (Joh 13:7, "Thou shalt know (the Revised Version (British and American) "understand") hereafter," Wycliff "aftirward").

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
 

Hereafter:

Notes:

(1) This adverb translates the phrase meta tauta, lit., "after these things," Jhn 13:7; Rev 1:19, and frequently in the Apocalypse, see Rev 4:1 (twice); 7:9; 9:12; 15:5; 18:1; 19:1; 20:3.

(2) For Mat 26:64; Luk 22:69 (AV, "hereafter") see HENCEFORTH; for Mar 11:14 see HENCEFORWARD.

(3) In Jhn 14:30, ouk eti is rendered "no more" in the RV (AV, "Hereafter... not").

(4) In 1Ti 1:16, "hereafter" translates the verb mello, "to be about to."

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