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.

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 9:6 But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins” — he then said to the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your stretcher, and go to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your home.”
Matthew 9:7 So he got up and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his home.
Matthew 9:17 Neither is new wine poured into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) old wineskins. If that happens, the wineskins split, the wine pours out, and the wineskins are ruined. Instead, new wine is put into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”
Matthew 9:23 When Jesus arrived at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
Matthew 9:26 And the report of this spread through (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) all that region.
Matthew 9:28 When he had gone into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”
Matthew 9:38 so pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his harvest.”
Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them as follows: “Do not go among (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the Gentiles and do not enter any Samaritan town;
Matthew 10:9 Do not take gold, or silver, or copper in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your money belts,
Matthew 10:10 or a bag for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker deserves to be fed.
Matthew 10:11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy and stay there until you leave.
Matthew 10:12 And when you enter a house, give it your greeting.
Matthew 10:17 And beware of men, for they will hand you over to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the courts, and they will flog you in their synagogues;
Matthew 10:18 and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
Matthew 10:21 “Brother will hand over brother to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) death, and a father his child, and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
Matthew 10:22 And you will be hated by all on account of my name. But the one who endures to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the end, this one will be saved.
Matthew 10:23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) another; for I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Matthew 10:27 What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered (eis | εἰς | prep-acc), proclaim from the housetops.
Matthew 10:41 Whoever welcomes a prophet because (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person because (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward.
Matthew 10:42 And whoever, because (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) he is a disciple, gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, I tell you the truth, he will by no means lose his reward.”
Matthew 11:7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?
Matthew 12:4 how he entered the house of God and they ate the sacred bread, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but for the priests alone?
Matthew 12:9 Then he left that place and went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) their synagogue,
Matthew 12:11 But he said to them, “What man is there among you who has only one sheep, and if it falls into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?
Matthew 12:18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
Matthew 12:20 A shattered reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, until he brings justice to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) victory.
Matthew 12:29 Or how can someone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his belongings, unless he first ties up the strong man? And then he will ransack his house.
Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the preaching of Jonah; and look, something greater than Jonah is here!
Matthew 12:44 Then it says, ‘I will return to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) my house from which I came.’ And when it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
Matthew 13:2 And great crowds gathered around him so that he got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a boat and sat down, and all the crowd stood on the beach.
Matthew 13:22 As for the one who was sown among (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) thorns, this is the one who hears the message, but worldly anxiety and the deception of wealth choke the message and it becomes unfruitful.
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the harvesters, “First gather the weeds and bind them into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) bundles to be burned, then gather the wheat into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) my barn.”’”
Matthew 13:33 He spoke another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and put into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”
Matthew 13:36 Then he left the crowds and went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”
Matthew 13:42 And they will throw them into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the sea and caught fish of every kind;
Matthew 13:48 and when it was full, they pulled it up onto the shore; and they sat down and put the good fish into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) baskets, but the bad they threw away.
Matthew 13:50 and cast them into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:54 And upon arriving at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his hometown, he taught them in their synagogue so that they were amazed and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers?
Matthew 14:13 Now when Jesus heard about John, he left there by boat to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a deserted place to be alone; but when the crowds heard about it, they followed him on foot from the towns.
Matthew 14:15 When evening came, the disciples approached him, saying, “This is a deserted place and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so they can go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the villages and buy food for themselves.”
Matthew 14:19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) heaven, said a blessing, and broke the loaves. He gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Matthew 14:22 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the boat and go on ahead of him to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the opposite shore, until he had dismissed the crowds.
Matthew 14:23 And after sending the crowds away, he went up on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mountainside by himself to pray; and when evening came, he was there alone.
Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus reached out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) did you doubt?”
Matthew 14:32 And when they got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the boat, the wind died down.
Matthew 14:34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Gennesaret.
Matthew 14:35 When the men of that place recognized him, they sent word into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) all the surrounding area and brought to him all who were sick.
Matthew 15:11 It is not what goes into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
Matthew 15:14 Leave them be! They are blind guides. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a pit.”