'Break' in the Bible
But they said, “Stand aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them.” So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door.
“By your sword you shall live,And your brother you shall serve;But it shall come about when you become restless,That you will break his yoke from your neck.”
It is to be eaten in a single house; you are not to bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, nor are you to break any bone of it.
But every first offspring of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and every firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down, warn the people, so that they do not break through to the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.
Also let the priests who come near to the Lord consecrate themselves, or else the Lord will break out against them.”
Then the Lord said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break forth upon them.”
You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.
You shall redeem with a lamb the first offspring from a donkey; and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. None shall appear before Me empty-handed.
you shall break it into bits and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering.
As for any earthenware vessel into which one of them may fall, whatever is in it becomes unclean and you shall break the vessel.
if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,
I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.
When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread in rationed amounts, so that you will eat and not be satisfied.
They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall observe it.
and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer’s neck there in the valley.
The Lord said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the harlot with the strange gods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.
For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant.
Now the angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you,
Behold, the days are coming when I will break your strength and the strength of your father’s house so that there will not be an old man in your house.
“Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a present of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.”
When the king of Moab saw that the battle was too fierce for him, he took with him 700 men who drew swords, to break through to the king of Edom; but they could not.
“Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.”
After these acts of faithfulness Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah and besieged the fortified cities, and thought to break into them for himself.
shall we again break Your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who commit these abominations? Would You not be angry with us to the point of destruction, until there is no remnant nor any who escape?
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, “Even what they are building—if a fox should jump on it, he would break their stone wall down!”
“They break up my path,They profit from my destruction;No one restrains them.
‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
With the east windYou break the ships of Tarshish.
But God will break you down forever;He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.
You divided the sea by Your strength;You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
You broke open springs and torrents;You dried up ever-flowing streams.
“But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.
“So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard:I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed;I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground.
For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders,The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.
“The whole earth is at rest and is quiet;They break forth into shouts of joy.
to break Assyria in My land, and I will trample him on My mountains. Then his yoke will be removed from them and his burden removed from their shoulder.
In that day,” declares the Lord of hosts, “the peg driven in a firm place will give way; it will even break off and fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut off, for the Lord has spoken.”
Then the lame will leap like a deer,And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy.For waters will break forth in the wildernessAnd streams in the Arabah.
“A bruised reed He will not breakAnd a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish;He will faithfully bring forth justice.
Shout for joy, O heavens, for the Lord has done it!Shout joyfully, you lower parts of the earth;Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains,O forest, and every tree in it;For the Lord has redeemed JacobAnd in Israel He shows forth His glory.
Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth!Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains!For the Lord has comforted His peopleAnd will have compassion on His afflicted.
Break forth, shout joyfully together,You waste places of Jerusalem;For the Lord has comforted His people,He has redeemed Jerusalem.
“Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child;Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed;For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerousThan the sons of the married woman,” says the Lord.
“For you will go out with joyAnd be led forth with peace;The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
“Is this not the fast which I choose,To loosen the bonds of wickedness,To undo the bands of the yoke,And to let the oppressed go freeAnd break every yoke?
“Then your light will break out like the dawn,And your recovery will speedily spring forth;And your righteousness will go before you;The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
“See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,To pluck up and to break down,To destroy and to overthrow,To build and to plant.”
Then the Lord said to me, “Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.
For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem,“Break up your fallow ground,And do not sow among thorns.
Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone’s father or mother.
“Then you are to break the jar in the sight of the men who accompany you
and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Just so will I break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter’s vessel, which cannot again be repaired; and they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place for burial.
I am also going to bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles of Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’”
Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Even so will I break within two full years the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations.’” Then the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
‘It shall come about on that day,’ declares the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves.
As I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to overthrow, to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the Lord.
“Thus says the Lord, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,
“Thus says the Lord of hosts,‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam,The finest of their might.
Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, behold, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and drink water by measure and in horror,
When I send against them the deadly arrows of famine which were for the destruction of those whom I will send to destroy you, then I will also intensify the famine upon you and break the staff of bread.
so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain will come, and you, O hailstones, will fall; and a violent wind will break out.
Therefore, thus says the Lord God, “I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.
But he rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt that they might give him horses and many troops. Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?
They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock.
The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.
Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.
“In Tehaphnehes the day will be darkWhen I break there the yoke bars of Egypt.Then the pride of her power will cease in her;A cloud will cover her,And her daughters will go into captivity.
Therefore thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong and the broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand.
For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man.
Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces.
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.’
Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions’ den.
On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.”
Their heart is faithless;Now they must bear their guilt.The Lord will break down their altarsAnd destroy their sacred pillars.
Sow with a view to righteousness,Reap in accordance with kindness;Break up your fallow ground,For it is time to seek the LordUntil He comes to rain righteousness on you.
They do not crowd each other,They march everyone in his path;When they burst through the defenses,They do not break ranks.
“I will also break the gate bar of Damascus,And cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven,And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden;So the people of Aram will go exiled to Kir,”Says the Lord.
“Seek the Lord that you may live,Or He will break forth like a fire, O house of Joseph,And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel,
I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said,“Smite the capitals so that the thresholds will shake,And break them on the heads of them all!Then I will slay the rest of them with the sword;They will not have a fugitive who will flee,Or a refugee who will escape.
The Lord hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to break up.
“The breaker goes up before them;They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it.So their king goes on before them,And the Lord at their head.”
Who eat the flesh of my people,Strip off their skin from them,Break their bonesAnd chop them up as for the potAnd as meat in a kettle.”
“So now, I will break his yoke bar from upon you,And I will tear off your shackles.”
I took my staff Favor and cut it in pieces, to break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.
Then I cut in pieces my second staff Union, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent?
“A battered reed He will not break off,And a smoldering wick He will not put out,Until He leads justice to victory.
When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break;
but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.
Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?
For it is written,“Rejoice, barren woman who does not bear;Break forth and shout, you who are not in labor;For more numerous are the children of the desolateThan of the one who has a husband.”
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?”
And they *sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
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