'Refrain' in the Bible
You are to do your work for six days, but on the seventh day you are to refrain from work so that your ox and donkey may rest, and so the son of your maidservant and the alien may be refreshed.
Only be sure to refrain from eating blood, because blood is the source of life and you must not consume blood with the meat.
But if you refrain from making a vow, then you won't be guilty.
would you wait for them until they were grown? Would you refrain from marriage for them? No, my daughters! I'm more deeply grieved than you, because the LORD is working against me!"
so he sent messengers to Tekoa to bring a wise woman from there. He told her, "Please play the role of a mourner, wear the clothes of a mourner, and refrain from using makeup. Act like a woman who's been in mourning for the dead for many days.
"But if I speak, my pain isn't assuaged; if I refrain from speaking, what do I have to lose?"
Nobles would refrain from speaking, covering their mouths with their hands.
They abhor me they keep their distance from me; but they don't refrain from spitting at the sight of me.