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

Mark 6:53 So when they had crossed over, they came to land at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Gennesaret where they tied up the boat.
Mark 6:56 And wherever he entered villages, towns, or rural areas, they would place the sick in the marketplaces and implore him that they might touch just the fringe of his cloak. And as many as touched him were made well.
Mark 7:15 There is nothing that enters a man from outside that is able to defile him. Rather the things that come out of a man are the things that defile him.”
Mark 7:17 And when Jesus entered the house away from the crowd, his disciples asked him about the parable.
Mark 7:18 So he said to them, “Are you too so lacking in understanding? Do you not know that nothing coming into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a man from outside is able to defile him,
Mark 7:19 because it does not enter his heart, but his stomach, and goes out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the latrine?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.)
Mark 7:24 From there Jesus arose and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of Tyre. He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, yet he was not able to escape attention.
Mark 7:30 And when she arrived at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) her house, she found the child lying on the bed, the demon having departed.
Mark 7:31 Departing again from the region of Tyre, Jesus went through Sidon to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the Sea of Galilee, in the midst of the region of the Decapolis.
Mark 7:33 Taking him aside from the crowd privately, Jesus put his fingers into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the man’s ears, and after spitting, he touched his tongue.
Mark 7:34 Looking up to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) heaven, he gave a deep sigh and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened”).
Mark 8:3 If I send them to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) their homes without food, they will faint from exhaustion on the way; and some of them have come from a distance.”
Mark 8:10 And immediately he got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the boat with his disciples and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the district of Dalmanutha.
Mark 8:13 Then he left them, got into the boat again, and crossed to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the other side.
Mark 8:19 When I broke the five loaves for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?” They said “Twelve.”
Mark 8:20 “When I broke the seven loaves for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?” And they said, “Seven.”
Mark 8:22 And they came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him.
Mark 8:23 And taking the hand of the blind man, he led him outside the village. Then, after moistening the eyes of the blind man with saliva and laying his hands on him, Jesus asked him, “What do you see?”
Mark 8:26 And Jesus sent him to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his home, saying, “Do not go back into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the village.”
Mark 8:27 And Jesus and his disciples went on to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way he questioned his disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say I am?”
Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,
Mark 9:22 indeed frequently it has even cast him into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) fire and into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was quickly gathering, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again!”
Mark 9:28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him in private, “Why were we not able to cast it out?”
Mark 9:31 for he was teaching his disciples and saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the hands of men, and they will kill him. Then three days after he has been killed, he will rise.
Mark 9:33 And they came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Capernaum; and when he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?”
Mark 9:42 “And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) me to sin, it would be better for him if a large millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the sea.
Mark 9:43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) life crippled than having two hands to go to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) hell, to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the unquenchable fire.
Mark 9:45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) life lame than having two feet to be cast into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) hell.
Mark 9:47 And if your eye causes you to sin, throw it away; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God having one eye than having two eyes to be cast into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) hell,
Mark 10:1 Then Jesus left that place and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered around him again. And again, as was his custom, he began to teach them.
Mark 10:8 and the two shall be one flesh.’ So no longer are they two, but one flesh.
Mark 10:10 And in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the house, the disciples were again questioning him about this matter.
Mark 10:15 I tell you the truth, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a child will never enter it.”
Mark 10:17 And as he was going out on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the road, a man ran up, and kneeling before him, asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Mark 10:23 And looking around, Jesus said to his disciples, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God.”
Mark 10:24 The disciples were shocked at his words. But Jesus, responding again, said to them, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Mark 10:32 Now they were on the road, going up to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem, and Jesus was going on ahead of them. They were filled with awe, but those who followed behind were afraid. And taking the twelve aside again, he began to tell them the things that were going to happen to him:
Mark 10:33 “Listen, 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, and they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles.
Mark 10:46 And they came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jericho. And as he was going out from Jericho with his disciples and a considerable crowd, a blind beggar, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.
Mark 11:1 And when they drew near to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem, Bethphage, and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus dispatched two of his disciples
Mark 11:2 and said to them, “Go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the village directly ahead of you, and immediately upon entering it you will find a tethered colt on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it.
Mark 11:8 And many spread their cloaks on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the road, while others spread tall grass, cutting it from the fields.
Mark 11:11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the temple. And looking around at everything, the hour already being late, he went out to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Bethany with the twelve.
Mark 11:14 So in response he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And his disciples were listening.
Mark 11:15 Then they went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem. And entering the temple, he began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple; and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who were selling pigeons,
Mark 11:23 I tell you the truth, that if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the sea,’ and does not waver in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
Mark 11:27 And they came again to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem. And while he was walking about in the temple, the ruling priests and the scribes and the elders came to him,
Mark 12:10 Have you not even read this scripture: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the capstone;