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Forms of the word
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ῥήξω, ἔρ(ρ)ηξα, ἔρρηγα, -, ἐρ(ρ)άγη
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to burst, break forth; to tear to pieces; to throw violently
see ῥήσσω

Greek-English Concordance for ῥήγνυμι

Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest the pigs trample them underfoot, and the dogs turn and tear (rhēxōsin | ῥήξωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) you to (rhēxōsin | ῥήξωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) pieces (rhēxōsin | ῥήξωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl).
Matthew 9:17 Neither is new wine poured into old wineskins. If that happens, the wineskins split (rhēgnyntai | ῥήγνυνται | pres pass ind 3 pl), the wine pours out, and the wineskins are ruined. Instead, new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”
Mark 2:22 And no one puts new wine new into old wineskins. old If he does, the wine will burst (rhēxei | ῥήξει | fut act ind 3 sg) the skins and both the wine and the skins. will be wasted. But new wine new is poured into fresh wineskins.” fresh
Luke 5:37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst (rhēxei | ῥήξει | fut act ind 3 sg) the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.
Luke 9:42 While he was on his way, the demon threw (errēxen | ἔρρηξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) him down (errēxen | ἔρρηξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.
Galatians 4:27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren woman, you who bear no children; break forth (rhēxon | ῥῆξον | aor act imperative 2 sg) and cry aloud, you who are not in the pain of childbirth! For the children of the desolate will be more in number than those of the woman who has a husband.