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

Revelation 20:3 Then he threw him into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the abyss, locked and sealed it over him, so he could not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were finished. After that he must be set loose for a short time.
Revelation 20:8 and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) battle. In number they are as the sand of the sea.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil, the one who had deceived them, was thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the lake of fire and sulfur where both the beast and the false prophet are. There they will suffer torment day and night forever (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) and ever.
Revelation 20:14 Then death and Hades were thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15 And anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:24 The nations will walk by its light and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) it.
Revelation 21:26 And they will bring the splendor and wealth of the nations into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) it.
Revelation 21:27 But nothing that is unclean — no one who practices idolatry or falsehood — will ever enter it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Revelation 22:2 through the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river was the tree of life producing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And its leaves were for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:5 And night will be no more. They will have no need for the light of a lamp or the light of the sun because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) and ever.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by its gates.