Enter, Entering, Entrance - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Enter, Entering, Entrance

[ A-1,Verb,G1525, eiserchomai ]
to come into" (eis, "in," erchomai, "to come"), is frequently rendered "entered" in the RV for AV, "went into," e.g., Matthew 9:25; Matthew 21:12; or "go in," e.g., Matthew 7:13; Luke 8:51; "go," Luke 18:25; "was coming in," Acts 10:25. See COME, No. 2, GO (Notes).

[ A-2,Verb,G4897, suneiserchomai ]
"to enter together," is used in John 6:22 (in the best mss.; See No. 6); John 18:15.

[ A-3,Verb,G3922, pareiserchomai ]

(a) "to come in beside" (para, "beside," and No. 1), is rendered "entered" in Romans 5:20, AV for RV, "came in beside," the meaning being that the Law entered in addition to sin;
(b) "to enter" secretly, by stealth, Galatians 2:4, "came in privily," to accomplish the purposes of the circumcision party. See COME, No. 8. Cp. pareisduo (or, duno), Jude 4 Jude 1:4, "crept in privily."

[ A-4,Verb,G1531, eisporeuomai ]
"to go into," found only in the Synoptists and Acts, is translated "to enter," in the RV of Mark 1:21; Mark 6:56; Mark 11:2; Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33 (AV, "come in"); Luke 19:30 (AV, "at your entering"); Luke 22:10; in the following the RV has the verb "to go," for the AV, "to enter," Matthew 15:17; Mark 5:40; Mark 7:15, Mark 7:18-Mark 7:19; in Acts 28:30, "went," AV, "came;" in Acts 9:28, RV, "going," AV, "coming;" in the following both AV and RV have the verb "to enter," Mark 4:19; Luke 18:24 (in the best mss.); Acts 3:2; Acts 8:3. See GO, No. 5.

[ A-5,Verb,G305, anabaino ]
"to go up" (ana, "up," baino, "to go"), is translated "entered" in 1 Corinthians 2:9, metaphorically, of "coming" into the mind. In John 21:3, the best mss. have No. 6. See ARISE, No. 6.

[ A-6,Verb,G1684, embaino ]
"to go in" (en, "in"), is used only in the Gospels, of "entering" a boat, Matthew 8:23; Matthew 9:1; Matthew 13:2; Matthew 14:22, Matthew 14:32; Matthew 15:39; Mark 4:1; Mark 5:18; Mark 6:45; Mark 8:10, Mark 8:13; Luke 5:3; Luke 8:22, Luke 8:37; John 6:17, (in some mss., in John 6:22), 24, RV, "got into the boats," for AV, "took shipping;" John 21:3 (some mss. have No. 5 here); Acts 21:6 (in the best mss.); of stepping into water, John 5:4 (RV omits the verb). See COME, No. 21, GET, No. 5, GO, Note
(2), m, STEP, TAKE, Note

[ A-7,Verb,G1910, epibaino ]
"to go upon" (epi, "upon"), is used of "going" on board ship, Acts 21:2; Acts 27:2, AV, "entering into," RV, "embarking in." See ABOARD, COME, No. 16, SIT, Note.

[ A-8,Verb,G1524, eiseimi ]
"to go into" (eis, "into," eimi, "to go"), Acts 3:3; Acts 21:18, Acts 21:26, AV, "entered;" Hebrews 9:6, RV, "go in," for AV, "went into." See GO, No. 12.


(1) Erchomai, "to come," is never translated "to enter," in the RV; in the AV, Mark 1:29; Acts 18:7.

(2) In 2 John 1:7, the most authentic mss. have the verb exerchomai, "gone forth," RV, for AV (No. 1), "entered."

(3) In Luke 16:16, biazo, "to force, to enter in violently," is so rendered in the RV, for AV, "presseth."

[ B-1,Noun,G1529, eisodos ]
lit., "a way in" (eis, "in," hodos, "a way"), "an entrance," is used
(a) of the "coming" of Christ into the midst of the Jewish nation, Acts 13:24, RV marg., "entering in;"
(b) of "entrance" upon Gospel work in a locality, 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:1;
(c) of the present "access" of believers into God's presence, Hebrews 10:19, lit., "for entrance into;"
(d) of their "entrance" into Christ's eternal Kingdom, 2 Peter 1:11. See COMING.

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