'Tearing' in the Bible
About Gad he said: "Blessed be the one who enlarges Gad! Like a roaring lion, he crouches, tearing arm and scalp.
Then the king rose and tore his garments, and he lay on the ground, and all his servants standing by [were] tearing their garments.
Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the Lord’s presence.”At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
by removing the foreign altars and high places, tearing down the sacred pillars, cutting down the Asherim, and
You're tearing yourself to pieces in your anger. Will the land be abandoned because of you, or the rock be moved from its place?"
Otherwise, they will rip me to shreds like a lion, tearing me apart with no one to rescue me.
They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring.
now they're tearing down all its carved work with hatchets and hammers.
For the Lord Yahweh of hosts has a day of tumult and trampling and confusion in [the] valley of vision, tearing down of walls and a cry for help to the mountains.
He forced me off my path, tearing me to pieces and making me desolate.
The conspiracy of her prophets within her is like a roaring lion tearing its prey: they devour people, seize wealth and valuables, and multiply the widows within her.
“Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives in order to make profit dishonestly.
When Israel grasped you by the hand,you splintered, tearing all their shoulders;when they leaned on you,you shattered and made all their hips unsteady.
The lion is tearing parts for his whelps, And is strangling for his lionesses, And he doth fill with prey his holes, And his habitations with rapine.
Then I asked, "What have they come to do?" He answered, "Those horns that dispersed Judah so that no one could lift up his head those artisans are coming to disrupt the power of nations, tearing them down now that they've come to power and dispersed the land of Judah."
for I am now raising up a shepherd in the land who will neither search for the lost, nor care for the young, nor fix the broken, nor sustain the healthy. Instead, he will devour the meat of the best of the sheep, tearing off their hoofs."
And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
When they were not able to bring him in because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Jesus. Then, after tearing it out, they lowered the stretcher the paralytic was lying on.
Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?
But the Apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it; and tearing their clothes they rushed out into the middle of the crowd, exclaiming, "Sirs, why are you doing all this?
for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments
For if I boast some more about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for tearing you down, I am not ashamed.
This is why I am writing these things while absent, that when I am there I will not use severity, in keeping with the authority the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
For it is he who is our peace. Through his mortality he made both groups one by tearing down the wall of hostility that divided them.