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 8:22 It happened in one of those days that he and his disciples got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a boat, and he said to them, “Let us go across to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the other side of the lake.” So they put out from shore.
Luke 8:23 As they were sailing along, he fell asleep, and a windstorm swept down on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the lake and they were being swamped and were in danger.
Luke 8:26 Then they came to land in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.
Luke 8:29 For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man; for many times it had seized him and he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the desert.
Luke 8:30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion.” (For many demons had entered him.)
Luke 8:31 And they begged him not to order them to go away into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the abyss.
Luke 8:32 A large herd of pigs was grazing there on the hillside; and the demons begged Jesus to permit them to go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) them, and he gave them permission.
Luke 8:33 The demons came out of the man and went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the lake and drowned.
Luke 8:34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and reported it in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the town and in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the countryside.
Luke 8:37 Then all the people of the surrounding region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to go away from them, because they were seized with a great fear. So he got into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a boat and returned.
Luke 8:39 “Return to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your house and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went about the whole city proclaiming what Jesus had done for him.
Luke 8:41 Just then there came a man named Jairus. This man was a ruler of the synagogue, and he fell at the feet of Jesus and implored him to come into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his house,
Luke 8:48 Then Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) peace.”
Luke 8:51 When he went into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the house he did not allow anyone to go in with him except Peter and John and James, and the father of the child and her mother.
Luke 9:3 He said to them, “Take nothing on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the journey — no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money. No one is to have two tunics.
Luke 9:4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there go out.
Luke 9:5 And wherever they do not receive you, leave that town and shake off the dust from your feet as (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) an act that testifies against them.”
Luke 9:10 When the apostles returned they recounted to Jesus all they had done; and he took them and withdrew privately to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a town called Bethsaida.
Luke 9:12 Now the day began to wear away, so the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away so that they may go into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the surrounding villages and countryside and secure lodging and get provisions, for we are in a desolate place here.”
Luke 9:13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) all these people.”
Luke 9:16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) heaven and said a blessing and broke them; then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the crowd.
Luke 9:28 About eight days after these sayings, it happened that he went up on (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the mountain to pray, taking along Peter and John and James.
Luke 9:34 While he was saying these things, a cloud came and enveloped them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
Luke 9:44 “Let these words sink into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) your ears: the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the hands of men.”
Luke 9:51 Now when the days of his ascension drew near, Jesus set his face to go to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem.
Luke 9:52 He sent messengers before his face. Having set off, they entered a village of the Samaritans, in order to prepare for him.
Luke 9:53 But they did not receive him, because his face was set toward (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jerusalem.
Luke 9:56 and they moved on to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) another village.
Luke 9:61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say good-bye to those at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) my home.”
Luke 9:62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Luke 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) every town and place where he himself was about to go.
Luke 10:2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) his harvest.
Luke 10:5 In (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) whichever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’
Luke 10:7 Remain in that house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the worker is worthy of his wages. Do not move around from house to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) house.
Luke 10:8 “In (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) whichever town you enter, and they receive you, eat what is placed before you,
Luke 10:10 In (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) whichever town you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) its streets and say,
Luke 10:11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) our feet we wipe off against you. But know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’
Luke 10:30 Jesus continued, saying, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) Jericho, and he fell among robbers. After stripping him of his clothes and beating him, they went off, leaving him half dead.
Luke 10:34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) an inn and took care of him.
Luke 10:36 Which of these three, do you think, became a neighbor to the man who fell among (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the robbers?”
Luke 10:38 Now as they continued on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest.
Luke 11:4 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a time of trial.’”
Luke 11:7 and he from inside answers, ‘Do not cause me trouble; already the door has been locked and my children are with me in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.’
Luke 11:24 “When the unclean spirit departs from a person, it travels through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding one; then it says, ‘I will return to (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) my house from which I departed.’
Luke 11:32 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
Luke 11:33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) a vault or under a basket, but on a lampstand, so that those who come in can see the light.
Luke 11:49 Indeed, for this reason the Wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,’
Luke 12:5 I will show you whom you should fear: Fear the one who, after he kills, has authority to throw you into (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) hell. Yes, I tell you, fear this one!
Luke 12:10 And everyone who speaks a word against (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
Luke 12:19 Then I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many good things laid up for (eis | εἰς | prep-acc) many years; take your rest, eat, drink, be merry.”’