'Maintain' in the Bible
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it.
I will turn to you, make you fruitful, multiply you, and maintain my covenant with you.
but we will maintain ourselves in armed readiness and go before the Israelites until whenever we have brought them to their place. Our descendants will be living in fortified towns as a protection against the inhabitants of the land.
then his sister-in-law must approach him in view of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. She will then respond, "Thus may it be done to any man who does not maintain his brother's family line!"
He prayed: "O Lord, God of Israel, there is no god like you in heaven above or on earth below! You maintain covenantal loyalty to your servants who obey you with sincerity.
O Lord God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, maintain the motives of your people and keep them devoted to you.
and prayed: "O Lord God of Israel, there is no god like you in heaven or on earth! You maintain covenantal loyalty to your servants who obey you with sincerity.
I will maintain my righteousness and never let it go; my conscience will not reproach me for as long as I live.
They detest me and maintain their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.
I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O Lord,
Trust in the Lord and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity!
(Bet) How can a young person maintain a pure life? By guarding it according to your instructions!
My vineyard, which belongs to me, is at my disposal alone. The thousand shekels belong to you, O Solomon, and two hundred shekels belong to those who maintain it for its fruit.
You keep completely safe the people who maintain their faith, for they trust in you.
I praise you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I passed them on to you.
They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these.
and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears.
maintain yourselves in the love of God, while anticipating the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that brings eternal life.