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 15:17 Do you not understand that everything that goes into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mouth passes through (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the stomach and is expelled into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the latrine?
Matthew 15:21 And leaving there, Jesus withdrew into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of Tyre and Sidon.
Matthew 15:24 But he answered, saying, “I was not sent except to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Matthew 15:29 After Jesus left from there, he passed by the Sea of Galilee and went up on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mountain where he sat down.
Matthew 15:39 And when he had sent the crowds away, he got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the boat and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of Magadan.
Matthew 16:5 The disciples arrived at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the other side but had forgotten to take any bread.
Matthew 16:13 Now when Jesus came into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and ruling priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
Matthew 17:1 Six days later Jesus took Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a very high mountain by themselves.
Matthew 17:15 and said, “Lord, take pity on my son, because he is an epileptic and suffers terribly; for he often falls into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the fire and often into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the water.
Matthew 17:22 While they were still together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the hands of men,
Matthew 17:24 And when they arrived at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the two-drachma tax?”
Matthew 17:25 “Yes,” he answered. And when he went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the house, Jesus spoke to Peter first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect tolls or taxes — from their sons or from outsiders?”
Matthew 17:27 But lest we offend them, go to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the sea, cast in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a four drachma coin; take it and give it to them for the two of us.”
Matthew 18:3 said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven!
Matthew 18:6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and be drowned far out at sea.
Matthew 18:8 “If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) eternal fire.
Matthew 18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the hell of fire.
Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins, go and point out his fault when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) my name, I am there in their midst.”
Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to Jesus and said, “Lord, how often must I forgive my brother when he sins against (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) me? Up to seven times?”
Matthew 18:30 But he refused. Instead, he went and threw him in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) prison until he should pay back the debt.
Matthew 19:1 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he left Galilee and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of Judea beyond the Jordan River.
Matthew 19:5 And he added, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’
Matthew 19:17 And Jesus replied “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
Matthew 19:23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 20:1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of an estate who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his vineyard.
Matthew 20:2 After having agreed with the workers for a denarius per day, he sent them into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his vineyard.
Matthew 20:4 And to them he said, “You go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the vineyard as well, and whatever is fair I will pay you.’
Matthew 20:7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the vineyard too.’
Matthew 20:17 As Jesus was going up to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them on the way,
Matthew 20:18 “We are going up to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the ruling priests and the scribes. They will condemn him to death,
Matthew 20:19 hand him over to the Gentiles to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) be mocked and flogged and crucified, and on the third day he will be raised.”
Matthew 21:1 Now when they drew near to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem and came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Bethphage, to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
Matthew 21:2 saying to them, “Go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the village ahead of you, and right away you will find a donkey tethered, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.
Matthew 21:10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?”
Matthew 21:12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the chairs of those who were selling doves.
Matthew 21:17 And leaving them, he went out of the city to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Bethany and spent the night there.
Matthew 21:18 In the morning, as he was returning to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the city, he became hungry.
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 you again!” (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) And at once the fig tree withered away.
Matthew 21:21 And Jesus answered them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the sea,’ it will happen.
Matthew 21:23 And when he had entered the temple, the ruling priests and the elders of the people approached him while he was teaching and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”
Matthew 21:31 Which of 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 21:42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘A stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?
Matthew 21:46 And although they wanted to arrest him, they were afraid of the crowds because they held him to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) be a prophet.
Matthew 22:3 and sent his servants to call those who had been invited to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the feast; but they would not come.
Matthew 22:4 Then he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “See, I have prepared my banquet, my oxen and fattened calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the wedding feast.”’
Matthew 22:5 But they paid no attention and went on their way, one to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his farm, another to his business,
Matthew 22:9 Go therefore to the busy intersections and invite everyone you can find to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the wedding feast.’