|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
An opening in a wall (1 Kings 11:27; 2 Kings 12:5); the fracture of a limb (Leviticus 24:20), and hence the expression, "Heal, etc." (Psalm 60:2). Judges 5:17, a bay or harbour; R.V., "by his creeks."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
2. (n.) The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
3. (n.) A gap or opening made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
4. (n.) A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
5. (n.) A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
6. (n.) A bruise; a wound.
7. (n.) A hernia; a rupture.
8. (n.) A breaking out upon; an assault.
9. (v. t.) To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
10. (v. i.) To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
brech: Represented by
(1) perets = "a tear," "a rending asunder," "a break," hence, figuratively "enmity," "disruption," "strife" (Genesis 38:29 Judges 21:15 2 Samuel 5:20 1 Chronicles 15:13 Nehemiah 6:1; Job 16:14 Psalm 106:23 Isaiah 30:13; Isaiah 58:12);
(2) shebher = "fracture," "affliction," "bruise," "destruction" (Leviticus 24:20 Jeremiah 14:17 Lamentations 2:13 Psalm 60:2);
(3) bedheq = "a gap" or "leak" (in a building or ship) occurring in 2 Kings 12:5-8, 12; 2 Kings 22:5;
(4) tenu'ah = "alienation," "breach of promise" (Numbers 14:34 the King James Version);
(5) miphrats = "a break" (in the shore), and hence, "a haven" (Judges 5:17, the Revised Version (British and American) "creeks").
Frank E. Hirsch
TRUST, BREACH OF
The clearest reference to the crime designated by this modern expression is found in Leviticus 6:2-7, where the transgression is defined and the penalty set forth. Breach of covenant or contract and the removal of landmarks (Deuteronomy 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:17 Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 23:10) may be included.
BREACH OF COVENANT
brech, kuv'-e-nant, kuv'-e-nant.
BREACH OF RITUAL
BREACH OF TRUST
Breach (55 Occurrences)
Luke 6:49 And he that has heard and not done, is like a man who has built a house on the ground without a foundation, on which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the breach of that house was great. (DBY)
Genesis 38:29 It happened, as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out, and she said, "Why have you made a breach for yourself?" Therefore his name was called Perez. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 22:9 For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, about which one says,'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. He whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor. (See NAS RSV)
Leviticus 5:15 "If anyone commits a trespass, and sins unwittingly, in the holy things of Yahweh; then he shall bring his trespass offering to Yahweh, a ram without blemish from the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering. (See RSV)
Leviticus 6:2 "If anyone sins, and commits a trespass against Yahweh, and deals falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or has oppressed his neighbor, (See RSV)
Leviticus 21:19 or a man in whom there is a breach in the foot, or a breach in the hand, (YLT)
Leviticus 24:20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. (KJV WBS)
Joshua 22:22 "The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, the Mighty One, God, Yahweh, he knows; and Israel shall know: if it was in rebellion, or if in trespass against Yahweh (don't save us this day), (See RSV)
Judges 21:15 The people grieved for Benjamin, because that Yahweh had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 5:20 David came to Baal Perazim, and David struck them there; and he said, "Yahweh has broken my enemies before me, like the breach of waters." Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
2 Samuel 6:8 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Kings 11:27 This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Kings 12:5 let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 12:6 But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 12:7 Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests, and said to them, "Why don't you repair the breaches of the house? Now therefore take no more money from your treasurers, but deliver it for the breaches of the house." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 12:8 The priests consented that they should take no more money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 12:12 and to the masons and the stone cutters, and for buying timber and cut stone to repair the breaches of the house of Yahweh, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 22:5 Let them deliver it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of Yahweh; and let them give it to the workmen who are in the house of Yahweh, to repair the breaches of the house, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 25:4 Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden (now the Chaldeans were against the city around it); and the king went by the way of the Arabah. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
1 Chronicles 13:11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 14:11 So they came up to Baal Perazim, and David struck them there; and David said, God has broken my enemies by my hand, like the breach of waters. Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim. (WEB JPS ASV)
1 Chronicles 15:13 For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Chronicles 20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, Jehovah hath destroyed thy works. And the ships were broken, so that they were not able to go to Tarshish. (See JPS)
2 Chronicles 32:1 After these things, and this faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fortified cities, and thought to win them for himself. (See JPS)
Nehemiah 6:1 Now it happened, when it was reported to Sanballat and Tobiah, and to Geshem the Arabian, and to the rest of our enemies, that I had built the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though even to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates;) (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 16:14 He breaks me with breach on breach. He runs on me like a giant. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 30:14 As through a wide breach they come, in the midst of the ruin they roll themselves in. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had Moses, his chosen, not stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, so that he wouldn't destroy them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 144:14 When our oxen are well laden; When there is no breaking in, and no going forth, And no outcry in our streets: (See JPS YLT NIV)
Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. (KJV WBS YLT)
Isaiah 7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal: (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Isaiah 30:13 therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly in an instant. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Isaiah 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 58:12 Those who shall be of you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 6:14 And they have healed the breach of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace! when there is no peace. (DBY YLT)
Jeremiah 8:11 And they have healed the breach of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace! when there is no peace. (DBY YLT)
Jeremiah 8:21 For the breach of the daughter of my people am I crushed; I go mourning; astonishment hath taken hold of me. (DBY YLT)
Jeremiah 14:17 You shall say this word to them, Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease; for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous wound. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 30:12 For thus said Jehovah: Incurable is thy breach, grievous thy stroke, (YLT)
Jeremiah 30:15 What! -- thou criest concerning thy breach! Incurable 'is' thy pain, Because of the abundance of thy iniquity, Mighty have been thy sins! I have done these to thee. (YLT)
Jeremiah 39:2 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city), (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 52:7 Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were against the city all around;) and they went toward the Arabah. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Lamentations 2:11 Mine eyes do fail with tears, my heart is troubled; My liver is poured upon the earth, because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, Because the young children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. (See JPS YLT)
Lamentations 2:13 What shall I testify to you? what shall I liken to you, daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare to you, that I may comfort you, virgin daughter of Zion? For your breach is great like the sea: who can heal you? (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Lamentations 3:48 Mine eye runneth down with streams of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people. (See JPS)
Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the fence, and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. (DBY JPS YLT RSV)
Ezekiel 26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wagons, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into your gates, as men enter into a city in which is made a breach. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 27:9 Elders of Gebal and its wise men have been in thee, Strengthening thy breach; All ships of the sea and their mariners, Have been in thee, to trade 'with' thy merchandise. (YLT)
Ezekiel 27:27 Thy wealth and thy remnants, Thy merchandise, thy mariners, And thy pilots, strengtheners of thy breach, And the traders of thy merchandise, And all thy men of war, who 'are' in thee, And in all thine assembly that 'is' in thy midst, Fall into the heart of the seas in the day of thy fall, (YLT)
Ezekiel 39:26 And they shall bear their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they shall dwell securely in their land, and none shall make them afraid; (See JPS)
Amos 6:6 that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments; but are not grieved for the breach of Joseph. (DBY YLT)
Obadiah 1:14 Nor stand by the breach to cut off its escaped, Nor deliver up its remnant in a day of distress. (YLT)
Micah 2:13 Gone up hath the breaker before them, They have broken through, Yea, they pass through the gate, Yea, they go out through it, And pass on doth their king before them, And Jehovah at their head! (See RSV)
Nahum 3:19 There is no healing of thy breach; thy wound is grievous; all that hear the report of thee clap the hands over thee; for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually? (DBY)