Saturday, June 18, 2011


How do you know about the "…eth" ending on the verbs and what it means?

In my study of the scriptures over the years, I have found all the words that end in ‘…eth’ (e.g., worketh versus works, etc.,) denote, in their context, the idea of continually/constantly, and usually forever.

For example, usually when the bible speaks of how long God lives, it uses a term like liveth.

Judges 8:19
And he said, They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.

The Israelites used liveth many times to describe the eternal God that lives forever.

In fact, the first time the suffix "…eth" is used in scriptures was when animated life first showed up…

Genesis 1:21
And God  created  great  whales,  and every living  creature  that moveth, which the waters  brought forth abundantly, after their kind,  and every winged  fowl  after his kind:  and God  saw  that it was good.

So, "…eth" has to do with animated life/spirit that lives on continually.

Look at the following verses and see how the "…eth" has to do with continually/constantly.

John 5:17
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

Acts 10:35
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Romans 2:10
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

Romans 4:4
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

Romans 4:5
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:15
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Romans 5:3
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

Romans 13:10
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

In the context of all the above verses, we see the "…eth" is a continual/constant action.

That is why I say, when you see "…eth" on the end of a word, it usually means continually/constantly.  Try it yourself as you study!

Hopefully this helps...Maranatha!

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