'Maintain' in the Bible
These facts, then, being unquestioned, it becomes you to maintain your self-control and not act recklessly.
For the Sadducees maintain that there is no resurrection, and neither angel nor spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge the existence of both.
since they exhibit proof that a knowledge of the conduct which the Law requires is engraven on their hearts, while their consciences also bear witness to the Law, and their thoughts, as if in mutual discussion, accuse them or perhaps maintain their innocence--
For we maintain that it is as the result of faith that a man is held to be righteous, apart from actions done in obedience to Law.
and no longer lend your faculties as unrighteous weapons for Sin to use. On the contrary surrender your very selves to God as living men who have risen from the dead, and surrender your several faculties to God, to be used as weapons to maintain the right.
If, however, they cannot maintain self-control, by all means let them marry; for marriage is better than the fever of passion.
In the same way the Lord also directed those who proclaim the Good News to maintain themselves by the Good News.
with all lowliness of mind and unselfishness, and with patience, bearing with one another lovingly, and earnestly striving to maintain,
My brethren, you must not make distinctions between one man and another while you are striving to maintain faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our glory.