Strong's Number 1519

eis {ice}
Word Origin:
a primary preposition
Part of Speech:
Usage in the KJV:
into 573, to 281, unto 207, for 140, in 138, on 58, toward 29, against 26, misc 321

Total: 1773
  1. into, unto, to, towards, for, among Wigram's frequency count is 1770 not 1773.
"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.