Many friends asked for more passages where the Greek word (EIS) is translated “in” but could be better translated “into.”
Here are some examples. I’ve replaced “in” with “into.” Read them with “into” in mind, and see how the passage springs to life.
- Matthew 18:6 – But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe into me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
- Mark 9:42 – “And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe into me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.
- John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes into him should not perish but have eternal life.
- John 3:18 – Whoever believes into him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed into the name of the only Son of God.
- John 6:29 – Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe into the one he has sent.”
- John 11:25-26 – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes into me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes into me shall never die.
- John 12:37 – Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe into him.
- John 12:44 – Then Jesus cried out, “When a man believes into me, he does not believe into me only, but into the one who sent me.
- John 12:46 – I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes into me may not remain in darkness.
- John 14:1 – “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe into God; believe also into me.
- John 17:20 – “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe into me through their message,
- Acts 19:4 – Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe into the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”
- 1 Peter 1:8 – Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe into him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
- 1 Peter 1:21 – Through him you believe into God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are into God.