Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

ἐκ (ἐξ)

Vocabulary form: 

gen: from; out of


Ecstasy (e[kstasiV) is to stand outside of oneself.


When ejk is followed by a word beginning with a vowel, it is written ejx.

If you are really curious, the preposition proper is ejx. When it is followed by a word beginning with a consonant, the "sigma" in the xi drops out (think of x as "xs") because it is an "interconsonantal sigma," i.e., the sigma occurs between two consonants (exs + consonant goes to ex to ejk).


ek as in exit out of ecstasy

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 1:3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron was the father of Ram,
Matthew 1:5 Salmon was the father of Boaz by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) Ruth, and Obed was the father of Jesse,
Matthew 1:6 and Jesse was the father of David the king.
Matthew 1:16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, from (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way: When his mother Mary was pledged in marriage to Joseph, before they had come together, she was found to be with child by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:20 But as he pondered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 2:6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
Matthew 2:15 and was there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “Out (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) of Egypt I have called my son.”
Matthew 3:9 and do not presume you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father’; for I say to you that God is able from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
Matthew 3:17 And a voice from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I delight.”
Matthew 5:37 But let what you say be a simple ‘Yes, or ‘No, anything more than this comes from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the evil one.
Matthew 6:27 And which of (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his height?
Matthew 7:4 Or how dare you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) your eye,’ and look, there is a log in your own eye?
Matthew 7:5 You hypocrite! First take the log out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to remove the speck out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7:9 Or is there any man among (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) you who, if his son should ask for bread, would give him a stone?
Matthew 8:28 And when he came to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes, there met him two demoniacs coming out from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the tombs. They were so violent that no one could pass by that way.
Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
Matthew 12:11 But he said to them, “What man is there among (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) you who has only one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?
Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for the tree is known by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) its fruit.
Matthew 12:34 You offspring of snakes! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Matthew 12:35 The good man brings good things out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of his good treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of his evil treasure.
Matthew 12:37 For by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) your words you will be justified, and by (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) your words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 12:42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and look, something greater than Solomon is here!
Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of his kingdom everything that causes sin and those who break his laws.
Matthew 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and caught fish of (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) every kind;
Matthew 13:49 So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will go out and separate the wicked from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the righteous
Matthew 13:52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a house who brings out of (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) his treasure things new and old.”
Matthew 15:5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or his mother, “Whatever benefit you might have received from (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) me is a gift to God,”
Matthew 15:11 It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the mouth; this defiles a person.”
Matthew 15:18 But the things that go out of (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the mouth come from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the heart, and these defile the person.
Matthew 15:19 For out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
Matthew 16:1 Now when the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, they asked him to show them a sign from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) heaven.
Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the cloud said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I am well pleased; listen to him!”
Matthew 17:9 And as they were coming down from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has been raised from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the dead.”
Matthew 18:12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the slopes and go in search of the one that has wandered off?
Matthew 18:19 “Again, I tell you the truth, if two of (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) you on earth are in agreement about anything whatever you may ask, it will be done for you by my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 19:12 For there are eunuchs who have been that way from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who is able to accept this should accept it.”
Matthew 20:2 After having agreed with the workers for (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) a denarius per day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Matthew 20:21 And he said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to him, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one at (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) your right hand and one at (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) your left, in your kingdom.”
Matthew 20:23 He said to them, “My cup you will drink, but to sit at (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) my right hand and at (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”
Matthew 21:16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what they are saying?” “Yes,” replied Jesus, “but have you never read, ‘Out (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have brought forth praise’?”
Matthew 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, he went over to it and found nothing on it except leaves only. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) you again!” And at once the fig tree withered away.
Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, where did it come from? From (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) heaven or from (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) man?” They reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’
Matthew 21:26 But if we say, ‘From (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they hold that John was a prophet.”
Matthew 21:31 Which of (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before you!
Matthew 22:35 and one of (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) them, an expert in the law, wanted to test him, and asked,
Matthew 22:44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet”’?
Matthew 23:25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you clean off the outside of the cup and the plate while inside they are full of (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) greed and self-indulgence.
Matthew 23:34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) whom you will kill and crucify, and some (ex | ἐξ | prep-gen) you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town,
Matthew 24:17 the one on the housetop must not go down to gather up what is in (ek | ἐκ | prep-gen) his house,