'Abstain from' in the Bible
And now I tell you, abstain from these men, and let them alone; because if this design, or this work, is from men, it will be destroyed;
But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us, that no further burden be laid upon you than these necessary things, To abstain from meats offered to idols and blood,
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
But as for the Gentiles who have accepted the faith, we have communicated to them our decision that they are carefully to abstain from anything sacrificed to an idol, from blood, from what is strangled, and from fornication."