'Refrain' in the Bible
If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking?
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
For my name's sake I will defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain as to thee, that I cut thee not off.
Thus saith Jehovah: Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears; for there is a reward for thy work, saith Jehovah; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
for as for us we cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard.
Wherefore, being no longer able to refrain ourselves, we thought good to be left alone in Athens,
For this reason I also, no longer able to refrain myself, sent to know your faith, lest perhaps the tempter had tempted you and our labour should be come to nothing.