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 22:10 So those servants went out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the streets and gathered everyone they could find, rogues as well as honorable men; and the wedding hall was packed with guests.
Matthew 22:13 Then the king said to his assistants, ‘Bind him foot and hand and foot and throw him out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 22:16 And they sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God in truth, and show deference to no one, for you are not swayed by (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) appearances.
Matthew 23:34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) town,
Matthew 24:9 Then they will hand you over to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) be persecuted and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.
Matthew 24:13 But the one who endures to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a testimony to every nation, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:16 then those who are in Judea must flee to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mountains,
Matthew 24:38 For as in the days before the flood people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark,
Matthew 25:1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their torches and went out to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) meet the bridegroom.
Matthew 25:6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom! Come out to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) meet him.’
Matthew 25:10 And while they were away buying it, the bridegroom came and the virgins who were ready went in with him to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
Matthew 25:21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been trustworthy in a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the joy of your master.’
Matthew 25:23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been trustworthy in a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the joy of your master.’
Matthew 25:30 And throw the worthless servant into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed ones, to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Matthew 25:46 And these will depart to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) eternal punishment, but the righteous to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) eternal life.”
Matthew 26:2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) be crucified.”
Matthew 26:3 Then the ruling priests and the elders of the people gathered in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Matthew 26:8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant and said, “Why (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) this waste?
Matthew 26:10 But aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you causing trouble for the woman? For she has done a kind thing to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) me.
Matthew 26:13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is proclaimed throughout the world, what she has done will also be recounted as (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) her memorial to me.”
Matthew 26:18 He said, “Go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand. I will be keeping the Passover at your house with my disciples.”’”
Matthew 26:28 for this is my blood of the covenant that is poured out for many for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the forgiveness of sins.
Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the Mount of Olives.
Matthew 26:32 But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Galilee.”
Matthew 26:36 Then Jesus went with them to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a place called Gethsemane and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
Matthew 26:41 Stay alert and pray lest you enter a time of trial. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.”
Matthew 26:45 Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the hands of sinners.
Matthew 26:52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) its place! For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
Matthew 26:67 Then they spat in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his face and struck him; and some slapped him,
Matthew 26:71 Then he went out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This man was with Jesus the Nazarene.”
Matthew 27:5 Then he threw the silver coins into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the temple and left; and going away, he hanged himself.
Matthew 27:6 But the ruling priests, picking up the coins, said, “It is not lawful to put these into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the treasury, since it is blood money.”
Matthew 27:7 So they consulted with one another and with the money bought the potter’s field as (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a place to bury foreigners.
Matthew 27:10 and they gave them for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the potter’s field as the Lord directed me.”
Matthew 27:27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the praetorium and gathered the entire garrison around him.
Matthew 27:30 And they spat on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) him, and took the staff and kept beating him over (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the head.
Matthew 27:31 And when they finished mocking him, they stripped him of the cloak and put his own clothes back on and led him away to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) crucify him.
Matthew 27:33 And when they came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a place called Golgotha, which means “Place of a Skull,”
Matthew 27:51 Just then the curtain of the temple was torn in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) two from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split;
Matthew 27:53 After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared to many.
Matthew 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, toward daybreak of (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
Matthew 28:7 Go quickly and tell his disciples that he has been raised from the dead and is going ahead of you to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Galilee. You will see him there. Remember, I have told you.”
Matthew 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go, tell my brothers to depart for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Galilee, and they will see me there.”
Matthew 28:11 While they were on their way, some of the guard went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the city and reported to the ruling priests everything that had taken place.
Matthew 28:16 So the eleven disciples went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Galilee to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Mark 1:4 appeared John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness and began preaching a baptism of repentance for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the forgiveness of sins.
Mark 1:9 Now in those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the Jordan River by John.