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Refrain (33 Occurrences)

Acts 4:20 for as for us we cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard. (DBY)

Acts 5:38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: (KJV ASV WBS YLT)

1 Corinthians 9:6 Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work? (See NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 11:9 When I was present with you and was in need, I wasn't a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so. (See RSV)

2 Corinthians 12:6 For if I would desire to boast, I will not be foolish; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, so that no man may think more of me than that which he sees in me, or hears from me. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Ephesians 6:9 And you masters, act towards your slaves on the same principles, and refrain from threats. For you know that in Heaven there is One who is your Master as well as theirs, and that merely earthly distinctions there are none with Him. (WEY)

1 Thessalonians 3:1 Wherefore, being no longer able to refrain ourselves, we thought good to be left alone in Athens, (DBY)

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this reason I also, no longer able to refrain myself, sent to know your faith, lest perhaps the tempter had tempted you and our labour should be come to nothing. (DBY)

1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: (KJV ASV)

Revelation 6:10 They cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, Master, the holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" (See NAS)

Genesis 45:1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Exodus 23:5 If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don't leave him, you shall surely help him with it. (See NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 23:22 But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you. (See NAS RSV NIV)

Ruth 1:13 would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you therefore stay from having husbands? No, my daughters, for it grieves me much for your sakes, for the hand of Yahweh is gone forth against me." (See NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 18:8 Saul was very angry, and this saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands. What can he have more but the kingdom?" (See NIV)

2 Samuel 2:26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Don't you know that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then, before you bid the people return from following their brothers?" (See NAS)

1 Kings 22:6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall I go against Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear?" They said, "Go up; for the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king." (See NAS NIV)

1 Kings 22:15 When he had come to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall we forbear?" He answered him, "Go up and prosper; and Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king." (See NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 18:5 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, Shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? They said, Go up; for God will deliver it into the hand of the king. (See NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 18:14 When he was come to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? He said, Go up, and prosper; and they shall be delivered into your hand. (See NAS NIV)

Job 4:2 If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking? (DBY WBS NAS)

Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. (KJV JPS ASV)

Job 16:6 "Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased? (See NIV)

Job 30:10 They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, and don't hesitate to spit in my face. (See NAS)

Psalms 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing. (See RSV NIV)

Psalms 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: (KJV ASV WBS)

Ecclesiastes 3:5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 42:14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. (Root in KJV JPS ASV YLT)

Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Isaiah 64:12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, Yahweh? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore? (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Jeremiah 31:16 Thus says Yahweh: Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says Yahweh; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Daniel 11:8 Also their gods, with their molten images, and with their goodly vessels of silver and of gold, shall he carry captive into Egypt; and he shall refrain some years from the king of the north. (WEB ASV NAS RSV)

Refrain (33 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Refrain (33 Occurrences). Acts 4:20 for as for us we cannot
refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard. (DBY). ...
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Lip (20 Occurrences)
... 13). To "open the lips" is to begin to speak (Job 11:5); to "refrain the
lips" is to keep silence (Psalm 40:9; 1 Peter 3:10). The ...
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Refrained (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Refrain. Multi-Version Concordance
Refrained (14 Occurrences). John 19:33 Then they came ...
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Pledge (55 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain
from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain...
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Spare (80 Occurrences)
... parsimonious. 7. (vi) To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or
forbearance. 8. (vi) To desist; to stop; to refrain. 9. (vt ...
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Restrain (31 Occurrences)
... restrain them. (YLT). Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them;
Refrain thy foot from their path: (See JPS). Proverbs 27 ...
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Refractory (7 Occurrences)

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Proverbs (11 Occurrences)
... The little poem on the sluggard (Proverbs 24:30-34), with its refrain (Proverbs
24:33, 14), is noteworthy as being apparently one stanza of a poem which is ...
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Quiet (167 Occurrences)
... In the New Testament, it is the translation of hesuchazo, "to refrain from gossip
or meddlesomehess": "that ye study to be quiet": (1 Thessalonians 4:11), and ...
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Valuable (17 Occurrences)
... their gods, with their molten images, and with their goodly vessels of silver and
of gold, shall he carry captive into Egypt; and he shall refrain some years ...
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3973. pauo -- to make to cease, hinder
... cease, leave, refrain. A primary verb ("pause"); to stop (transitively or
intransitively), ie Restrain, quit, desist, come to an end -- cease, leave, refrain. ...
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868. aphistemi -- to lead away, to depart from
... depart, fall away, refrain, withdraw self. ... depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw
self. see GREEK apo. see GREEK histemi. (apeste) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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567. apechomai -- abstain.
... of apecho, qv. abstain. Middle voice (reflexively) of apecho; to hold oneself off,
ie Refrain -- abstain. see GREEK apecho. (apechesthai) -- 5 Occurrences. ...
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2270. hesuchazo -- to be still, be silent
... From the same as hesuchios; to keep still (intransitively), ie Refrain from labor,
meddlesomeness or speech -- cease, hold peace, be quiet, rest. ...
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2664. katapauo -- to cause to cease, to rest
... Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ap-ow'-o) Short Definition: I rest, cause to rest Definition:
(a) trans: I cause to rest, bring to rest; I cause to refrain, (b) intrans ...
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3361. me -- not, that...not, lest (used for qualified negation)
... 1), never (17), never* (16), no (67), no one (1), no* (11), none (2), none* (2),
nothing (2), nothing* (3), only* (11), or (4), otherwise* (3), refrain (1), so ...
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5339. pheidomai -- to spare, forbear
... forbear. Word Origin a prim. verb Definition to spare, forbear NASB Word
Usage refrain (1), spare (8), sparing (1). forbear, spare. ...
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3756. ou, ouk, ouch -- not, no
... none (4), none* (3), nor (3), nothing (8), nothing* (13), nowhere* (2), number
(1), number* (2), only* (5), rather (2), rather than (1), refrain (1), refused ...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern.

2. (v. t.) To abstain from

3. (v. i.) To keep one's self from action or interference; to hold aloof; to forbear; to abstain.

4. (n.) The burden of a song; a phrase or verse which recurs at the end of each of the separate stanzas or divisions of a poetic composition.

Strong's Hebrew
2820. chasak -- to withhold, refrain
... << 2819b, 2820. chasak. 2821 >>. to withhold, refrain. Transliteration: chasak Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-sak') Short Definition: withheld. Word Origin a prim. ...
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4513. mana -- to withhold, hold back
... deny, keep back, refrain, restrain, withhold. A primitive root; to debar
(negatively or positively) from benefit or injury -- deny ...
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6113. atsar -- to restrain, retain
... closed fast (1), confined (3), could (1), detain (2), detained (1), held back (2),
kept (1), prevail (1), prevented (1), recover (1), refrain (1), restrained (1 ...
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5702. agan -- to shut oneself in or off
... << 5701, 5702. agan. 5703 >>. to shut oneself in or off. Transliteration: agan Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-gan') Short Definition: refrain. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3607. kala -- to shut up, restrain, withhold
... finish, forbid, keep back, refrain, restrain, retain, shut up, be stayed,.
A primitive root; to restrict, by act (hold back or in ...
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2413. chatam -- to hold in, restrain
... root Definition to hold in, restrain NASB Word Usage restrain (1). refrain. A primitive
root; to stop -- refrain. << 2412, 2413. chatam. 2414 >>. Strong's Numbers
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2308. chadal -- to cease
... fail (1), failed (1), gave (1), hold back (1), leave (5), let my alone (1), neglects
(1), never mind (2), no (1), past (1), quit (1), refrain (6), refrained (1 ...
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3808. lo -- not
... 19), nor (401), nor* (5), nothing (35), nothing* (27), nowhere* (1), or (10), or
else (1), otherwise (4), pathless* (2), rather than (3), refrain (1), refuse ...
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7368. rachaq -- to be or become far or distant
... of place or relation) -- (a-, be, cast, drive, get, go, keep (self), put, remove,
be too, (wander), withdraw) far (away, off), loose, X refrain, very, (be) a ...
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5975. amad -- to take one's stand, stand
... opposed (2), persists (1), place (1), placed (2), present (3), presented (1), presented*
(1), propped (2), quake (1), raise (2), raised (1), refrain (1), rely ...
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