shabhar = "break" (down, off, in pieces, up), "destroy," "quench" (Isaiah 14:25; Jeremiah 19:10,11; Ezekiel 4:16; Amos 1:5); paraq = "to break off" or "craunch"; figuratively "to deliver" (Genesis 27:40 the King James Version); `araph = "to break the neck," hence, "to destroy" (Exodus 13:13); harac = "to break through" (Exodus 19:21,24); parats = "to break" (forth, away), occurs in Exodus 19:22,24; 1 Samuel 25:10; "breaking faith," Hosea 4:2; parach = "to break forth as a bud" (Leviticus 13:12); nathats or nathaq = "destroy" (Ezekiel 23:34 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "gnaw"; see BREAST); chalal = "profane," "defile," "stain" (Numbers 30:2; Psalms 89:31,34); baqa = "rip open" (2 Kings 3:26; Isaiah 58:8); ra`a` = "to spoil by breaking to pieces," "to make good for nothing" (Job 34:24; Psalms 2:9; Jeremiah 15:12, the King James Version "Shall iron break northern iron?"); patsach = "to break out" (in joyful sound), "break forth," "make a noise" (Isaiah 14:7, the nations rejoice in the peace which follows the fall of the oppressor); nir = "to glisten," "gleam" (as of a fresh furrow) (Jeremiah 4:3; Hosea 10:12); pathach = "to open wide," "loosen," "have vent" (Jeremiah 1:14); naphats = "to dash to pieces or scatter," "overspread," "scatter" (Jeremiah 48:12, the work usually done carefully shall be done roughly; Jeremiah 51:20-23, descriptive of the terrible fate appointed for Babylon); na'aph = "to break wedlock" (Ezekiel 16:38); tsalach or tsaleach = "break out," "come mightily" (Amos 5:6). The New Testament employs luo = "to loosen," "dissolve" (Matthew 5:19); diorusso = "to penetrate burglariously," "break through" (Matthew 6:19,20, Greek "dig through"); rhegnumi or rhesso = "to disrupt," "burst," "to utter with a loud voice" (Galatians 4:27); klao = "to break" (Acts 20:7, "to break bread," i.e. to celebrate the Lord's Supper; 1 Corinthians 10:16).

See also BREACH.

Frank E. Hirsch

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BREAK'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.