Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 

gen: on, over, when;
dat: on the basis of, at;
acc: on, to, against


The epidermis (ejpidermivV) is the outer layer of skin, "that which is on the skin."

Mnemonic Singing: 

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.


When ejpiv is followed by a word beginning with a vowel and smooth breathing, the iota elides (ejp=). If the following word begins with a rough breathing, the iota elides and the pi aspirates to a phi (ejf=).


In "Genesis", "when" man was created "on" earth, he was placed "over" all creation.
His authority was "on the basis of" his given man"date".
The "acc"user, deceived him "to" go "against" his creator.

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 1:11 Josiah was the father of Jechoniah and his brothers at (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) the time of the deportation to Babylon.
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Matthew 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the Jordan river to be baptized by him.
Matthew 3:16 And when Jesus was baptized, just as he was coming up from the water, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on (ep | ἐπ᾿ | prep-acc) him.
Matthew 4:4 But he replied, “Man does not live on (ep | ἐπ᾿ | prep-dat) bread alone, but on (epi | ἐπί | prep-dat) every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:5 Then the devil took him into the holy city, placed him on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the pinnacle of the temple,
Matthew 4:6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it stands written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and, ‘on (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) their hands they will hold you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
Matthew 5:15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under the meal-tub, but on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Matthew 5:23 Therefore if you are bringing your gift to (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,
Matthew 5:45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, for he makes his sun rise on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the evil and on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the good, and sends rain on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the just and on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the unjust.
Matthew 6:10 may your kingdom come, may your will be done, on (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal;
Matthew 6:27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) his height?
Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine, and does them, is like the wise man, who built his house upon (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) rock.
Matthew 7:25 When the rain came down, and the waters rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, it did not collapse because it had been founded on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) rock.
Matthew 7:26 But everyone who hears these words of mine, and does not do them, will be like the foolish man who built his house on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) sand.
Matthew 7:28 Now when Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at (epi | ἐπί | prep-dat) his teaching,
Matthew 9:2 And some people brought to him a paralyzed man lying on (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take courage, my son; your sins are forgiven.”
Matthew 9:6 But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) the earth to forgive sins” — he then said to the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your stretcher, and go to your home.”
Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” So Matthew got up and followed him.
Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, “Certainly the wedding guests can’t mourn as long as (eph | ἐφ᾿ | prep-acc) the bridegroom is still with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away and then they will fast!
Matthew 9:16 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on (epi | ἐπί | prep-dat) an old garment, because the patch will pull away from the garment, and the tear will be worse.
Matthew 9:18 As he was saying these things a ruler came and bowed down before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come, lay your hand on (ep | ἐπ᾿ | prep-acc) her and she will live again.”
Matthew 10:13 If the household is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon (ep | ἐπ᾿ | prep-acc) it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Matthew 10:18 and you will be brought before (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) governors and kings for my sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
Matthew 10:21 “Brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise up against (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) parents and have them put to death.
Matthew 10:27 What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) the housetops.
Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the ground apart from your Father.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon (eph | ἐφ᾿ | prep-acc) you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 12:18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon (ep | ἐπ᾿ | prep-acc) him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
Matthew 12:26 So if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against (eph | ἐφ᾿ | prep-acc) himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon (eph | ἐφ᾿ | prep-acc) you.
Matthew 12:49 And stretching out his hand toward (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) his disciples, he said, “Look, here are my mother and my brothers!
Matthew 13:2 And great crowds gathered around him so that he got into a boat and sat down, and all the crowd stood on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the beach.
Matthew 13:5 Other seed fell on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) rocky places, where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprouted because it had no depth of soil.
Matthew 13:7 Other seed fell among (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
Matthew 13:8 Other seed fell on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
Matthew 13:20 As for the one who was sown on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) rocky places, this is the one who hears the message and immediately receives it with joy;
Matthew 13:23 As for the one who was sown on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) good soil, this is the one who hears the message and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”
Matthew 13:48 and when it was full, they pulled it up onto (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the shore; and they sat down and put the good fish into baskets, but the bad they threw away.
Matthew 14:8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on (epi | ἐπί | prep-dat) a platter.”
Matthew 14:11 And his head was brought on (epi | ἐπί | prep-dat) a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
Matthew 14:14 And when he came ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion on (ep | ἐπ᾿ | prep-dat) them and healed their sick.
Matthew 14:19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, said a blessing, and broke the loaves. He gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the sea.
Matthew 14:26 When the disciples saw him walking on (epi | ἐπί | prep-gen) the sea, they were frightened and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.
Matthew 14:28 And Peter answered him, saying, “Lord, if it is you, tell me to come to you on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the water.”
Matthew 14:29 And he said, “Come!” So Peter got out of the boat, stepped out on (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) the water and headed toward Jesus.
Matthew 14:34 And when they had crossed over, they came to (epi | ἐπί | prep-acc) land at Gennesaret.