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Strong's #1525 - εἰσέρχομαι

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  1. to go out or come in: to enter
    1. of men or animals, as into a house or a city
    2. of Satan taking possession of the body of a person
    3. of things: as food, that enters into the eater's mouth
  2. metaph.
    1. of entrance into any condition, state of things, society, employment
      1. to arise, come into existence, begin to be
      2. of men, to come before the public
      3. to come into life
    2. of thoughts that come into the mind
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 167 ‑ אָהַל (aw‑hal');  235 ‑ אָזַל (aw‑zal');  622 ‑ אָסַף (aw‑saf');  935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  1540 ‑ גָּלָה (gaw‑law');  1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  3318 ‑ יָצָא (yaw‑tsaw');  3381 ‑ יָרַד (yaw‑rad');  3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  3947 ‑ לָקַח (law‑kakh');  5066 ‑ נָגַשׁ (naw‑gash');  5674 ‑ עָבַר (aw‑bar');  5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  5954 ‑ עֲלַל (al‑al');  6965 ‑ קוּם (koom);  7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  7126 ‑ קָרַב (kaw‑rab');  7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  7931 ‑ שָׁכַן (shaw‑kan');  
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KJV (214)
Matthew 39
Mark 33
Luke 56
John 16
Acts 34
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 22
James 3
2 John 1
Revelation 6
NAS (190)
Matthew 36
Mark 29
Luke 50
John 14
Acts 32
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 17
James 3
Revelation 5
CSB (189)
Matthew 34
Mark 29
Luke 50
John 14
Acts 34
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 16
James 3
Revelation 5
BSB (195)
Matthew 37
Mark 30
Luke 50
John 15
Acts 34
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 17
James 3
Revelation 5
ESV (117)
Matthew 20
Mark 10
Luke 34
John 11
Acts 22
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 10
James 2
Revelation 4
WEB (216)
Matthew 39
Mark 36
Luke 54
John 17
Acts 33
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 23
James 3
2 John 1
Revelation 6
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fut. - ειεύσομαι: aor. - ήλῠθον, -ῆλθον: in Att., fut. is supplied by εἴσειμι, and impf. by εἰσῄειν: — Pi. N. 10.16; ἄλσος, δόμους, S. Tr. 1167, E. Alc. 563; οἴκαδε X. HG 5.4.28; οἴκαδε εἰς ἐμαυτοῦ Pl. Hp.Ma. 304d; εἰσῆλθ' ἑκατόμβας invaded the hecatombs, Il. 2.321: but in Prose mostly with Preps., ἐς οἴκημα Th. 1.134, etc.; ἐς. ἐς τὰς σπονδάς come into the treaty, Id. 5.36; εἰς τὸν πόλεμον v.l. in X. An. 7.1.27; εἰ. εἰς τοὺς ἐφήβους enter the ranks of the Ephebi, Id. Cyr. 1.5.1; also εἰ. πρός τινα enter his house, visit him, ib. 3.3.13; of a doctor, pay a visit, Gal. 18(2).36; εἰ. ἐπὶ τὸ δεῖπνον X. An. 7.3.21: abs., of money, etc., come in, προσόδους εἰσελθούσας Id. Vect. 5.12.

II of the Chorus, actors, etc., come upon the stage, enter, Pl. R. 580b, X. An. 6.1.9, etc.; enter the lists, in a contest, S. El. 700; πρός τινα in competition with.., D. 18.319.


1. as law-term, of the accuser, come into court, εἰς ὑμᾶς (sc. τοὺς δικαστάς) D. 59.1; but also τοὺς ὑπὲρ τῶν κοινῶν -εληλυθότας δικαστάς Id. 18.278.

2. of the parties, c. acc., εἰ. τὴν γραφήν enter the charge, Id. 18.105; εἰ. δίκας Id. 28.17 (so also εἰ. [τὴν καταχειροτονίαν] Id. 21.6; εἰ. λόγον κατά τινος Arg. Isoc.II).

3. of the accused, come before the court, δεῦρο Pl. Ap. 29c; εἰς δικαστήριον Id. Grg. 522b; εἰς ὑμᾶς D. 18.103, cf. 21.176; εἰσελθόντες δ' ὡς ὑμᾶς is prob. in Arist. Rh. 1410a18.

4. of the cause, to be brought in, ποῖ οὖν δεῖ ταύτην εἰσελθεῖν τὴν δίκην; D. 35.49. enter on an office, Antipho 6.44; ἐς. ἐς τὴν ὑπατείαν D.C. 41.39; ἐπὶ τὴν ἀρχήν Id. 64.7. consult a table, εἰ. εἰς ὄργανον Vett.Val. 20.12. metaph., [μένος] ἄνδρας ἐσέρχεται

1. courage enters into the men, Il. 17.157; πείνη δ' οὔ ποτε δῆμον ἐσέρχεται famine never enters the land, Od. 15.407; Κροῖσον γέλως ἐσῆλθε Hdt. 6.125; ὥς με πόλλ' εἰσέρχεται.. ἄλγη A. Pers. 845; πόθος μ' εἰσέρχεται E. IA 1410; νιν εἰσῆλθεν τάδε ib. 57: c. dat., εἰσῆλθε τοῖν τρὶς ἀθλίοιν ἔρις S. OC 372; [Κύπρις] εἰσέρχεται μὲν ἰχθύων.. γένει Id. Fr. 941.9; δέος εἰ. τινὶ περί τινος Pl. R. 330d; ὑποψία εἰ. μοι Id. Ly. 218c.

2. come into one's mind, Κροίσῳ ἐσελθεῖν τὸ τοῦ Σόλωνος Hdt. 1.86, cf. Pl. Tht. 147c; ἐσελθεῖν τισὶ ἡδονήν, οἶκτον, Hdt. 1.24, 3.14. impers., c. inf., τὸν δὲ ἐσῆλθε θεῖον εἶναι τὸ πρῆγμα it came into his head that.., Id. 3.42; ἐσῆλθέ με κατοικτῖραι Id. 7.46; εἰσῆλθε δή με..φοβηθῆναι Pl. Lg. 835d; τὸν δὲ ἐσῆλθε ὡς εἴη τέρας Hdt. 8.137; εἰσελθέτω σε μήποθ' ὡς.. A. Pr. 1002.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εἰσέρχομαι future εἰσελεύσομαι; 2 aorist εἰσῆλθον, 2 person plural εἰσήλθατε (Luke 11:52, but Rec. εἰσήλθετε), imperative εἰσέλθατε (Matthew 7:13 but R G εἰσέλθετε (3rd person singular ἐισεθάτω Mark 13:15, R G εἰσελθέτω)); see ἀπέρχομαι, at the beginning; perfect εἰσελήλυθα, 3 person plural ἐισεληλυθαν (James 5:4, for R G εἰσεληλύθασιν, see γίνομαι, at the beginning); the Sept. mostly for בּוא; to go or come into or in; to enter;

1. properly, of men and of animals: followed by εἰς with specification of the place (cf. Winer's De verb. comp. etc. Part ii., p. 12f), as into a house, into a city, Matthew 8:5; Matthew 10:12; Mark 2:1; Mark 11:11; Acts 23:16, 33, and often. without specification of place — when mention of it has already been made, as Matthew 9:25; (Mark 7:25 Tdf.); Luke 7:45; Luke 14:23; Luke 15:28, cf. ; Acts 1:13; Acts 5:7, 10; Acts 10:25; 1 Corinthians 14:23f; or it can be easily supplied from the context, as Luke 13:24; Luke 17:7; εἰς is also added to signify among: Acts 19:30; Acts 20:29; ἐισέρχεσθαι διά τίνος, to enter (a place) through something: διά τῆς πύλης, to enter the kingdom of God (compared to a palace) through the gate, Matthew 7:13; Luke 13:24; διά τῆς θύρας εἰς τήν αὐλήν, John 10:1f; add, Matthew 19:24 G T Tr text WH text; (Mark 10:25 Rst L marginal reading Tr marginal reading); Luke 18:25 R G T Tr text WH; ἐισέρχεσθαι ὑπό τήν στέγην, by entering to come under the roof, i. e. enter my house, Matthew 8:8; with adverbs: ὅπου, Mark 14:14; Hebrews 6:20; ὧδε, Matthew 22:12; ἔσω Matthew 26:58; εἰς with the accusative of person, into one's house, Acts 16:40, but on this passage see εἰς, A. I. 1 a. ἐισέρχεσθαι πρός τινα, to one, i. e. into his house, visit, Mark 15:43; Luke 1:28; Acts 10:3; Acts 11:3; Acts 16:40 G L T Tr WH; ; Revelation 3:20; to an assembly of persons, Acts 17:2. Moreover, the following deserve notice:

a. the phrase ἐισέρχεσθαι καί ἐξέρχεσθαι, to go in and out, (the Hebrew וְצֵאת בּוא or reversed וּבוא צֵאת, usually denotes one's whole mode of living and acting, Deuteronomy 28:6; 1 Samuel 29:6, etc.; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus i., p. 184f), is used of familiar contact with one: ἐν παντί χρόνῳ εἰσῆλθε καί ἐξῆλθεν ἐφ' ἡμᾶς κύριος, equivalent to εἰσῆλθε ἐφ' ἡμᾶς καί. ἐξηλθεαφ' ἡμ. Acts 1:21 (Euripides, Phoen. 536 ἐς οἴκους εἰσῆλθε καί ἐξηλθ' (Winers Grammar, 624f (580); but cf. Buttmann, 390 (334))); figuratively, of moral pursuits unimpeded by difficulties, John 10:9.

b. ἐισέρχεσθαι εἰς is joined with nouns designating not a place, but what occurs in a place: εἰς τούς γάμους, Matthew 25:10; εἰς τήν χαράν τοῦ κυρίου, 21, 23.

c. εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τινα is used of demons or of Satan taking possession of the body of a person: Mark 9:25; Luke 8:30; Luke 22:3; John 13:27.

d. of things: — as of food, that enters into the eater's mouth, Matthew 15:11; Acts 11:8; figuratively, hope is called ἄγκυρα ἐισερχομενη εἰς τό ἐσώτερον τοῦ καταπετάσματος, i. e. we firmly rely on the hope that we shall be received into heaven, Hebrews 6:19; cries of complaint are said ἐισέρχεσθαι εἰς τά ὦτα τίνος, i. e. to be heard, James 5:4; of forces and influences: πνεῦμα ζωῆς εἰσῆλθεν ἐν αὐτοῖς (Tr omits; WH brackets ἐν; Rec. ἐπ' αὐτούς (Buttmann, 338 (291))), a pregnant construction, the breath of life entered into and remained in them, Revelation 11:11 (Winers Grammar, § 50, 4; Buttmann, 329 (283)).

2. Metaphorically used,

a. of entrance into any condition, state of things, society, employment: εἰς τήν ζωήν, Matthew 18:8; Matthew 19:17; Mark 9:43, 45; εἰς τήν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν or τοῦ Θεοῦ (see βασιλεία, 3, p. 97{b}): τούς εἰσερχομένους, that are trying to enter, or rather, that have taken the road to enter, are (engaged in) entering, Matthew 23:13 (14); Luke 11:52; used absolutely of those who come into (i. e. become members of) the Christian church, Romans 11:25 (hence, in 1 Corinthians 5:12f οἱ ἔσω and οἱ ἔξω are distinguished); εἰς τήν κατάπαυσιν, Hebrews 3:11, 18; Hebrews 4:1, 3, 5f, 10f; εἰς τήν δόξαν, Luke 24:26; εἰς πειρασμόν, to come (i. e., fall) into temptation, Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38 (T WH ἔλθητε); Luke 22:40, 46; εἰς τόν κόπον τίνος (see εἰς, B. I. 3), John 4:38. ἐισερχέσθεσθαι εἰς τόν κόσμον, to enter the world (cf. Winer's Grammar, 18), is α. equivalent to to arise, come into existence, begin to be (i. e., among men): used thus of sin and death, Romans 5:12; of death, Wis. 2:24; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 3, 4 [ET]; of idols, Wis. 14:14. β. of men, to come into life: whether by birth, Antoninus 6, 56; or by divine creation, Philo, opif. mund. § 25. γ. to come before the public: 2 John 1:7 (Rec.); to come to men, of Christ, John 18:37; εἰσερχόμενος εἰς τόν κόσμον, when he cometh into the world, i. e. when he was on the point of entering it, viz. at his incarnation, Hebrews 10:5.

b. of thoughts coming into the mind: εἰσῆλθε διαλογισμός ἐν αὐτοῖς, a pregnant construction, there came in and established itself within (others take ἐν outwardly: among (cf. διαλογέομαι at the end)) them, Luke 9:46 (cf. Winers Grammar, 413 (385)). The Greeks from Homer down use ἐισέρχεσθαι τινα of thoughts and feelings, as φόβος, μένος, πόθος, etc. (cf. Winer's Grammar, 427 (398). Compare: ἐπέρχομαι, παρέρχομαι, συνέρχομαι, εἰσέρχομαι.

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εἰσ -έρχομαι ,

[in LXX chiefly for H935;]

to go in or into, enter: Matthew 9:25, Luke 7:45, al.; seq. εἰς , Matthew 10:12, Mark 2:1, al.; seq. διά (πύλης , θύρας , etc.), Matthew 7:13, John 10:1, al.; ὑπὸ τ . στέγην , Matthew 8:8; c. adv.: ὅπου , Mark 14:14, Hebrews 6:20; ὧδε , Matthew 22:12; ἔσω , Matthew 26:58; seq. πρός , c. acc pers., Mark 15:43, Luke 1:28, Acts 10:3; Acts 11:3; Acts 16:40; Acts 17:2; Acts 28:8, Revelation 3:20; of demons taking possession, Mark 9:25, Luke 8:30; Luke 22:3, John 13:27; of food, Matthew 15:11, Acts 11:8. Metaph., of thoughts, Luke 9:46; εἰς κόπον , John 4:38; εἰς πειρασμόν , Matthew 26:41, Luke 22:40; Luke 22:46; of hope as an anchor, Hebrews 6:19; βοαί , James 5:4; πνεῦμα ζωῆς , Revelation 11:11; εἰς τ . κόσμον (cf. Wisdom of Solomon 2:24; Wisdom of Solomon 14:14, John 18:37), Romans 5:12, Hebrews 10:5; in counterparts of Jewish Aram. phrases relating to the theocracy (cf. Dalman, Words, 116 ff.):εἰς τ . γάμους , Matthew 25:10; εἰς τ . χάραν τ . κυρίου , Matthew 25:21; Matthew 25:23; εἰς τ . ζωήν , Matthew 18:8-9; Matthew 19:17 Mark 9:43-45; εἰς τ . βασιλ . τ . οὐρανῶν (τ . θεοῦ ), Matthew 5:20; Matthew 7:21, al. (see βασιλεία ); εἰς τ . κατάπαυσιν , Hebrews 3:11; Hebrews 3:18; Hebrews 4:1 ff.; εἰς τ . δόξαν , Luke 24:26; εἰσ . καὶ ἐξερχ ., to go in and out (like Heb. וְצֵאת H935, Deuteronomy 28:6, etc.), of familiar intercourse, Acts 1:21; fig., of moral freedom, John 10:9 (cf. ἐπ -, παρ -, συν - εισέρχομαι ).

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With the use of εἰσέρχομαι in Luke 17:7 we may compare P Eleph 13.6 (B.C. 223–2) οὔπω εἰσελήλυθεν ἐξ ἀγροῦ. For other examples of this common verb, cf. P Ryl II. 151.8 (A.D. 40) εἰσελθὼν εἰς τὴν υ ̣̔[πάρ ]χ ̣ο (υσαν) ἐν τῇ κώμῃ οἰκ [ίαν, P Oxy II. 237viii. 17 (A.D. 186) τὸν μείζονα ἀγῶνα ε ̣[ ]σελεύσεται, ";he shall enter upon the more serious lawsuit"; (Edd.), and P Tebt P II. 418.8 ff. (iii/A.D.) καλῶς ποιήσεις, ἀδελφέ, [ ]ὰν εἰσέρχῃ ἐνεγκὼν μετὰ σεαυτοῦ τὴν γυναῖκά μου, ἔγραψα [γ ]ὰρ αὐτῇ σὺν σοὶ εἰσελθεῖν, ";you will do well, brother, to come up and bring my wife with you, for I have written to her to come with you"; (Edd.). See also P Leid Wv. 41 (ii/iii A.D.) Κύριε. . . εἴσελθε καὶ ἐπάκουσόν μοι. On the use of the mid. εἰσέλθοιτο for the active in Phrygian sepulchral inscrr. see W. M. Ramsay Exp T xxvi. p. 174.


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