Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 

into, in, among


Eisegesis is poor hermeneutical practice because it reads a meaning into the text instead of drawing it out of (exegesis) the text.

Mnemonic Singing: 

Changed from glory into glory,
'til in heaven we take our place.


In classical Greek there was littleoverlap in meaning between eijV ("into") and ejn ("in"), but in Koine Greek there is more.


The ACE went INTO the pile
The ACE went IN the pile
The ACE was AMONG the pile

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem,
Matthew 2:8 Then he sent them to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, report back to me, so that I also may go and worship him.”
Matthew 2:11 Upon entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and falling to their knees they worshiped him. Then opening their treasure chests, they presented him with gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) their own country by another way.
Matthew 2:13 After they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
Matthew 2:14 So he got up, took the child and his mother by night, and left for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Egypt,
Matthew 2:20 saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.”
Matthew 2:21 So Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the land of Israel.
Matthew 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of Galilee.
Matthew 2:23 And he went and settled in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a town called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: “He will be called a Nazarene.”
Matthew 3:10 Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; so any tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the fire.
Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) repentance, but the one who comes after me is greater than I — I am not worthy even to remove his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and gather his wheat into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the barn; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.”
Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Matthew 4:5 Then the devil took him into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the holy city, placed him on the pinnacle of the temple,
Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil took him to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor;
Matthew 4:12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Galilee.
Matthew 4:13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,
Matthew 4:18 As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the sea, for they were fishermen.
Matthew 4:24 And the report about him spread throughout (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Syria, and they brought to him all who were suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.
Matthew 5:1 And seeing And the crowds, Jesus went up on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mountainside; and when he had sat down, he his disciples came to him. disciples his
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how will it be made salty again? It is no longer good for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) anything but to be thrown out and trampled under foot by those who pass by.
Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raka,’ will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the hell of fire.
Matthew 5:25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are still with him on the way to court, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) prison.
Matthew 5:29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away for it is better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) hell.
Matthew 5:30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away for it is better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) hell.
Matthew 5:35 nor by the earth, for it is a footstool for his feet, nor by (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer; but whoever slaps you on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the right cheek, turn to him the other as well.
Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your room, and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:13 And do not bring us into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
Matthew 6:26 Look at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap nor gather into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?
Matthew 6:30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is here today but tomorrow is thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not be anxious about (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious about itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and easy the way that leads to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) destruction, and many are those who enter through it.
Matthew 7:14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the way that leads to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) life, and few are those who find it!
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the fire.
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Matthew 8:4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a testimony to them.”
Matthew 8:5 When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him and pleaded with him,
Matthew 8:12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 8:14 And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.
Matthew 8:18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the other side of the lake.
Matthew 8:23 Then he got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the boat and his disciples followed him.
Matthew 8:28 And when he came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the other side, to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of the Gadarenes, there met him two demoniacs coming out from the tombs. They were so violent that no one could pass by that way.
Matthew 8:31 And the demons begged him, saying, “If you drive us out, send us into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the herd of pigs.”
Matthew 8:32 And he said to them, “Be gone.” So they came out and went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the pigs. Then the entire herd rushed down the steep bank into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the sea and drowned in the waters.
Matthew 8:33 The herdsmen fled, went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the town, and told everything that had happened to the demoniacs.
Matthew 8:34 Then the entire town went out to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.
Matthew 9:1 So Jesus got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a boat, crossed to the other side, and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his own town.