'Maintain' in the Bible
And let these my words, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near unto the LORD our God day and night that he maintain the judgment of his slave and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require;
That which out of the spoils won in battles they had dedicated to maintain the house of the LORD.
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; thou dost maintain my lot.
Caph All her people sought their bread with sadness; they have given all their precious things for food to maintain life; see, O LORD, and consider, for I am become vile.
Koph I called unto my lovers, but they have deceived me; my priests and my elders in the city perished seeking food to maintain their lives.
And say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Must ye hunt the souls of my people to maintain thus your own life?
and even their gods, with their princes, with their precious vessels of silver and of gold, shall be taken captive in Egypt; and for some years he shall maintain himself against the king of the north.
If any faithful man or woman has widows, let them maintain them and let not the congregation be charged, that it may relieve those that are widows indeed.
And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they not be unfruitful.