God uses broken people and broken things to release His blessings. In whatever brokenness you may have experienced in the past or may presently or in the future experience.

It takes broken soil to produce a crop. 

It takes broken seed to bear fruit. 

It takes broken clouds to give rain. 

It takes broken grain to give bread.

It takes broken bread to give strength. 

It takes broken bread to feed the multitudes.

It takes a broken alabaster box to give forth the sweet aroma of precious perfume. 

It takes broken bread to remind us of His sacrificial death. 



HEBREW – broken, brokenness

shalbar break in pieces

Leviticus 6:28 “But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken:”


sunthlao to crush, dash together, shatter, break

Ezekiel 34:16 “I will see that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.”

Leviticus 26:13 “I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.”

Psalm 34:18-19 “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

Psalm 147:3 “The Lord healeth the broken heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”


nathaq to tear off, break off, pull out, root out

Leviticus 22:24 “Then Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering thereof in your land.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12 “And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Job 17:11 “My days are past; my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.”


abad wander away, perish, break, be undone

Psalm 31:12 “I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.”


dakah to collapse, break sore, contrite

Psalm 51:8 “Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.”

Psalm 51:17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

Psalm 38:8 “I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.”


nake naka smitten, afflicted, broken, afflicted, broken, wounded, stricken

Proverbs 15:13 “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.”

Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”


baqa to rend, rip, rip open, break in pieces

Proverbs 3:20 “By his (Lord) knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.”


chath crushed, broken

Isaiah 8:9 “Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.”


GREEK – broken, brokenness

klama a piece, a bit, broken, fragment

Matthew 15:37 “And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.”


sunthlao to crush, dash together, shatter, break

Matthew 21:44 “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”

Luke 20:18 “Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”


klao to break as bread

Acts 20:11 “When he (Paul) therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he daparted.”

Acts 27:35 “And when he (Paul) had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.”

I Corinthians 11:24 “And when he (Jesus) had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.”


suntribo to crush completely, to shatter, break in pieces, broken to shiver, broken hearted, bruised

Mark 14:3-9 “And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman (Mark 16:9 Mary Magdalene) having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.  And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?  For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence.  And they murmured against her.  And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her?  She hath wrought a good work on me.  For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she is come afore to anoint my body to the burying.  Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.”


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