Parts of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
a primitive root
TWOT Reference: 149
KJV Translation Count — 7x
Outline of Biblical Usage
1. to hold, be strong, restrain, hold back
1. to restrain oneself, refrain
2. to force, compel oneself
'aphaq, aw-fak'; a primitive root; to contain, i.e. (reflex.) abstain: — force (oneself), restrain.
Concordance Results Using KJV
And he washed his face, and went out, and H662ed himself, and said, Set on bread.
Then Joseph could not H662 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.
Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I H662 myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.
Nevertheless Haman H662ed himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.
I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and H662ed myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they H662?
Wilt thou H662 thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?