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-, ἔβρεξα, -, -, -
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to rain down (water or sulfur); to make wet
to wet, moisten, Lk. 7:38; to rain, cause or send rain, Mt. 5:45; Lk. 17:29

Greek-English Concordance for βρέχω

Matthew 5:45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain (brechei | βρέχει | pres act ind 3 sg) on the just and on the unjust.
Luke 7:38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to (brechein | βρέχειν | pres act inf ) bathe (brechein | βρέχειν | pres act inf ) his feet with her tears. She kept wiping his feet with the hair of her head, and kissing them and pouring the perfume on them.
Luke 7:44 Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “You see this woman? I came into your house; you did not provide water for my feet, but she has (ebrexen | ἔβρεξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) bathed (ebrexen | ἔβρεξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
Luke 17:29 but on the day in which Lot went out of Sodom, fire and sulfur rained (ebrexen | ἔβρεξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) down from heaven and destroyed them all.
James 5:17 Elijah was a man exactly like us, and he prayed earnestly that (brexai | βρέξαι | aor act inf ) it (brexai | βρέξαι | aor act inf ) would (brexai | βρέξαι | aor act inf ) not rain (brexai | βρέξαι | aor act inf ), and for three years and six months no rain fell (ebrexen | ἔβρεξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) on the earth.
Revelation 11:6 These two witnesses have the power to shut the sky so that no rain will fall (brechē | βρέχῃ | pres act subj 3 sg) during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they wish.