Word Summary
ad: perpetuity
Original Word: עַד
Transliteration: ad
Phonetic Spelling: (ad)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: perpetuity
Meaning: a, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity
Strong's Concordance
eternity, everlasting, old, perpetually, world without end

From adah; 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.

see HEBREW adah


H5703. ad

I. עַד‎ and וָעֶ֑ד‎ (so always) noun masculine perpetuity (= advancing time, compare Assyrian adû, time at the present times); —

1 of past time: עַר מִנִּיJob 20:4; עד הרריHabakkuk 3:6 ancient mountains (compare עולם1). **so Genesis 49:26 (read עַד הַרְרֵי‎ for עַד הוֺרַ֔י‎).

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; 22:27; Psalm 61:9; Proverbs 12:19.

b. of things, יֵחָֽצֵב֑וּן בַּצּוּר לָעַדJob 19:24.

c. of continuous existence, of nations, עַד גְּבֶרֶת‎ (of Babylon, compare עולם2c) Isaiah 47:7 (yet see III. עַד

II 3); anger, לעדAmos 1:11; elsewhere עַד עֲדֵיPsalm 83:18; 92:8; Isaiah 26:4; 65:18.

d. of divine existence, עַד שֹׁכֵןIsaiah 57:15; attributes, לָעַדPsalm 111:3; 111:10; 112:3; 112:9; residence in Zion, עַד עֲדֵי132:14; law of God לָעַד19:10; promise as to dynasty of David, לָעד89:30; עַד עֲדֵי132:12; inheritance of land, לָעַד37:29; continuous relations between God and his people 1 Chronicles 28:9; Isaiah 64:8; Micah 7:18 לעד‎.

e. phrases (see עולם2m): וָעֶ֑ד (לְ)וְֺלָםPsalm 9:6; 10:16; 21:5; 45:7; Psalm 45:18; Psalm 48:15; Psalm 52:10; 104:5; 119:44; 145:1; 145:2; 145:21; Exodus 15:18; Micah 4:5; Daniel 12:3; לְעוֺלָם לָעַדPsalm 111:8; 148:6; עַד עַדעֿוֺלְמֵיIsaiah 45:17. — 30:8 read (עַדעֿוֺלָם‎) לְעֵדfor a witness ᵑ7 ᵑ9 ᵑ6‎ Ges Ew Di Che Du) for לָעַד ᵑ0‎.