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to throw violently
also spelled ῥήγνυμι 1x in our text (Mt. 9:17).
to rend, shatter; to break or burst in pieces Mt. 9:17; Mk. 2:22; Lk. 5:37; to rend, lacerate, Mt. 7:6; to cast or dash upon the ground, convulse, Mk. 9:18; Lk. 9:42; absol. to break forth into exclamation, Gal. 4:27
Greek-English Concordance for ῥήσσω
|Mark 9:18||And whenever it seizes him, it throws (rhēssei | ῥήσσει | pres act ind 3 sg) him down (rhēssei | ῥήσσει | pres act ind 3 sg), and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they were not able.”|