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The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  1519eiv
Original WordWord Origin
 eiv a primary preposition
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Eis ice
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Preposition 2:420,211
 Definition
 
  1. into, unto, to, towards, for, among
"For" (as used in Acts 2:38 "for the forgiveness...") could have two meanings. If you saw a poster saying "Jesse James wanted for robbery", "for" could mean Jesse is wanted so he can commit a robbery, or is wanted because he has committed a robbery. The later sense is the correct one. So too in this passage, the word "for" signifies an action in the past. Otherwise, it would violate the entire tenor of the NT teaching on salvation by grace and not by works.
 Translated Words
 KJV (1774) - against, 26; for, 140; in, 138; into, 573; misc, 322; on, 58; to, 281; toward, 29; unto, 207;

NAS (158) - about, 1; against, 18; among, 10; become, 5; before, 1; benefit, 1; bestowed, 1; beyond, 2; bring, 1; bring about, 1; continually, 1; eliminated, 2; end, 2; even, 1; ever, 2; forever, 1; forward, 3; leading, 2; leads, 1; mine, 1; never, 1; next, 1; onto, 2; over, 1; perpetually, 1; reference, 2; regard, 3; relation, 1; respect, 2; result, 3; resulted, 2; resulting, 10; sake, 1; so, 34; throughout, 3; toward, 23; until, 4; view, 3; why, 4;

 Verse Count
KJVNAS
 
Matthew197
Mark133
Luke206
John166
Acts254
Romans95
1 Corinthians35
2 Corinthians63
Galatians24
Ephesians30
Philippians19
Colossians18
1 Thessalonians18
2 Thessalonians12
1 Timothy18
2 Timothy14
Titus2
Philemon2
Hebrews63
James12
1 Peter35
2 Peter11
1 John8
2 John3
3 John1
Jude5
Revelation69
 
Matthew12
Mark13
Luke15
John1
Acts12
Romans27
1 Corinthians6
2 Corinthians14
Galatians3
Ephesians8
Philippians3
Colossians1
1 Thessalonians4
2 Thessalonians7
2 Timothy3
Philemon2
Hebrews7
James2
1 Peter4
2 Peter1
Revelation1
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Abbreviations Legend:
TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org/.

Bibliography Information
Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Eis". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".
<http://classic.studylight.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=1519>.  

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