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Unfortunately I am not a Greek scholar but 'lasting' appears to have a very different meaning than most other Bibles that use the word 'eternal' or 'everlasting'. Maybe 'infinite' would be a better alternative.
To say that our time in Heaven is only 'lasting' does not seem to do justice to the passage and I am sure others will comment on the duration of punishment.
'lasting' conveys the impression of a length of time that isn't amazingly long.
I was surprised today when I saw the word 'lasting' in Matthew 25.