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

Luke 2:28 he received him in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his arms and blessed God and said,
Luke 2:32 a light for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory for your people Israel.”
Luke 2:34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Take note, this child is appointed for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a sign that will be opposed
Luke 2:39 And when they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Galilee, to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) their own town, Nazareth.
Luke 2:41 Now his parents went year by year to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem for the feast of Passover
Luke 2:45 When they did not find him, they went back to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem to look for him.
Luke 2:51 Then he went down with them and came to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Nazareth and was obedient to them. And his mother treasured all that was said in her heart.
Luke 3:3 And he went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region all around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the forgiveness of sins.
Luke 3:5 Every ravine will be filled in and every mountain and hill will be leveled off; the crooked places will become straight and the rough places will become smooth roads.
Luke 3:9 Indeed, already the axe is laid to the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the fire.
Luke 3:17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Luke 4:9 Then he took him to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here;
Luke 4:14 Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Galilee, and a report about him spread throughout the whole countryside.
Luke 4:16 He went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Nazareth where he had been brought up and, as was his custom on the Sabbath day, he went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the synagogue and stood up to read.
Luke 4:23 And he said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard happened in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Capernaum, do also here in your hometown.”
Luke 4:26 and to none of them was Elijah sent, only to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Zarephath, in the territory of Sidon, to a widow woman.
Luke 4:31 And he went down to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Capernaum, a city of Galilee. He was teaching them on the Sabbath;
Luke 4:35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.
Luke 4:37 So the news about him went out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) every place in the surrounding region.
Luke 4:38 After leaving the synagogue, Jesus went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering a severe fever, and they made a request to him on her behalf.
Luke 4:42 When daylight came he left and went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him. They came to him and tried to keep him from leaving them,
Luke 4:44 So he kept on preaching in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the synagogues of Judea.
Luke 5:3 He got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
Luke 5:4 When he stopped speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the deep water and lower your nets for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a catch.”
Luke 5:14 Then Jesus ordered the man to tell no one: “Go, rather, and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded as (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a testimony to them.”
Luke 5:17 It happened on one of those days when he was teaching, and sitting there were Pharisees and teachers of the law who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem, and power from the Lord was there for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) him to heal,
Luke 5:19 But not finding any way to bring him in on account of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him, along with the stretcher, through the tiles into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the midst, in front of Jesus.
Luke 5:24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” — he said to the paralyzed man, “I say to you, get up, and when you have picked up your stretcher, go home.”
Luke 5:25 Immediately, having stood up before them and picked up what he had been lying on, he went off to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his house praising God.
Luke 5:32 I have not come to call righteous people, but sinners, to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) repentance.”
Luke 5:37 And no one puts new wine into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.
Luke 5:38 Rather, new wine is to be put into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) new wineskins
Luke 6:4 how he entered the house of God, and taking the Bread of the Presence, he ate it and gave some to those with him — which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?”
Luke 6:6 It happened on another Sabbath that he went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the synagogue and began to teach. A man was there whose right hand was withered.
Luke 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, so he said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and stand here in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) front.” So he got up and came forward.
Luke 6:12 It happened in those days that Jesus went out to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mountain to pray, and spent the whole night in prayer to God.
Luke 6:20 Then, looking up at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Luke 6:38 give, and it will be given to you — good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your lap. For by what measure you measure, it will be measured in return to you.”
Luke 6:39 He spoke to them also a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Won’t they both fall into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a ditch?
Luke 7:1 After he had finished speaking all his sayings in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the ears of the people, he entered Capernaum.
Luke 7:10 Returning to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the house, those who had been sent found the servant in good health.
Luke 7:11 It happened soon afterward that Jesus went to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him.
Luke 7:24 When John’s messengers left, 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 being shaken by the wind?
Luke 7:30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers (those who had not been baptized by John) rejected the purpose of God for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) themselves.
Luke 7:36 Now one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, so he went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the house of the Pharisee and took his place at table.
Luke 7:44 Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “You see this woman? I came into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your house; you did not provide water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
Luke 7:50 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) peace.”
Luke 8:8 Other seed fell into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) good soil, and when it came up, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” As he was saying these things he began to call out, “Let the one who has ears to hear, hear.”
Luke 8:14 As for what fell among (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the thorns — these are the ones who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and they do not bring fruit to maturity.
Luke 8:17 For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor secret that will not come to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) light.