Him who lives forever

“Him who lives forever” expresses two important attributes of God: He is alive and He is eternal. No other being can claim both, and no being is as completely alive as God.

Him who lives forever (Khei ha’olam) pictured in the Hebrew text of Daniel 12:7.

Him who lives forever (Khei ha’olam) in the Hebrew text of Daniel 12:7.

Him who lives forever in Hebrew:

Khei ha‘olam

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2416b, 5769

Bible reference: Dan. 12:7

The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” (Daniel 12:7 NIV)

Him who lives forever (Khai alma) pictured in the Aramaic text of Daniel 4:34.

Him who lives forever (Khai alma) in the Aramaic text of Daniel 4:34.

Him who lives forever in Aramaic:

Khai ‘alma’

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2417, 5957

Bible reference: Dan. 4:34

At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever.
His dominion is an eternal dominion;
his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
(Daniel 4:34 NIV)

Him who lives forever and ever, pictured in the Greek text of Revelation 10:6.

Him who lives forever and ever, in the Greek text of Revelation 10:6.

Him who lives forever and ever in Greek:

Zaō eis tous aiōnas tōn aiōnōn

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2198, 165, 165

Bible reference: Rev. 4:9-10; 10:6; 15:7 (all of which quote Dan. 4:34; 12:7)

When the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” (Revelation 4:9-11)

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