19 occurrences

'Restrain' in the Bible

Then Joseph could not restrain himself [any longer] before all those who stood by him, and he called out, Cause every man to go out from me! So no one stood there with Joseph while he made himself known to his brothers.

But if her husband altogether holds his peace [concerning the matter] with her from day to day, then he establishes and confirms all her vows or all her pledges which are upon her. He establishes them because he said nothing to [restrain] her on the day he heard of them.

And I [now] announce to him that I will judge and punish his house forever for the iniquity of which he knew, for his sons were bringing a curse upon themselves [blaspheming God], and he did not restrain them.

If we venture to converse with you, will you be offended? Yet who can restrain himself from speaking?

Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul [O Lord]!

Shall not His majesty make you afraid, and should not your awe for Him restrain you?

Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; the remainder of wrath shall You restrain and gird and arm Yourself with it.

But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tempted and tried to restrain God [with their insistent desires] in the desert.

Whoever attempts to restrain [a contentious woman] might as well try to stop the wind -- "his right hand encounters oil [and she slips through his fingers].

For My name's sake I defer My anger, and for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.

Considering these [calamities], will You restrain Yourself, O Lord [and not come to our aid]? Will You keep silent and not command our deliverance but humble and afflict us exceedingly?

Or [you have the untamed and reckless nature of] a wild donkey used to the desert, in her heat sniffing the wind [for the scent of a male]. In her mating season who can restrain her? No males seeking her need weary themselves; in her month they will find her [seeking them].

Thus says the Lord: Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord; and [your children] shall return from the enemy's land.

Thus says the Lord God: When [Assyria] goes down to Sheol (the place of the dead), I will cause a mourning; I will cover the deep for it and I will restrain its floods, and the many waters [that contributed to its prosperity] will be stayed; and I will cause Lebanon to be in black gloom and to mourn for it, and all the trees of the field, dismayed, will faint because of it.

For he had been bound often with shackles for the feet and handcuffs, but the handcuffs of [light] chains he wrenched apart, and the shackles he rubbed and ground together and broke in pieces; and no one had strength enough to restrain or tame him.

But Jesus said, Do not restrain or hinder or forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in My name will soon afterward be able to speak evil of Me.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
אפק 
'aphaq 
Usage: 7

גּרע 
Gara` 
Usage: 22

חגר 
Chagar 
gird , appointed , gird on , gird up , be afraid , put , restrain , on every side
Usage: 43

כּהה 
Kahah 
Usage: 8

כּלא 
Kala' 
Usage: 18

מנע 
mana` 
Usage: 29

מעצור 
Ma`tsowr 
Usage: 1

καταπαύω 
Katapauo 
Usage: 4