'Restrain' in the Bible
Then Joseph could not control himself [any longer] in front of all those who attended him, and he called out, “Have everyone leave me.” So no man stood there when Joseph revealed himself to his brothers.
But if her husband says nothing to her [concerning the matter] from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or all her pledges which are on her. He has confirmed them because he said nothing to her on the day he heard them.
Now I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever for the sinful behavior which he knew [was happening], because his sons were bringing a curse on themselves [dishonoring and blaspheming God] and he did not rebuke them.
“If we dare to converse with you, will you be impatient [or offended]?But 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].
“Will not His majesty terrify you,And will not the dread of Him fall upon you?
For the wrath of man shall praise You;With a remnant of wrath You will clothe and arm Yourself.
But lusted intensely in the wildernessAnd tempted God [with their insistent desires] in the desert.
My son, do not walk on the road with them;Keep your foot [far] away from their path,
Good sense and discretion make a man slow to anger,And it is his honor and glory to overlook a transgression or an offense [without seeking revenge and harboring resentment].
Whoever attempts to restrain her [criticism] might as well try to stop the wind,And grasps oil with his right hand.
“For the sake of My Name I refrain from My wrath,And for My praise I restrain Myself from you,So that I do not cut you off.
Considering these [tragedies], will You restrain Yourself, O Lord [and not help us]?Will You keep silent and humiliate and oppress us beyond measure?
Or [you have the untamed and reckless nature of] a wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness,That sniffs the wind in her passion [for the scent of a mate].In her mating season who can restrain her?No males seeking her need to weary themselves;In her month they will find her [looking for them].
Thus says the Lord,“Restrain your voice from weepingAnd your eyes from tears,For your work will be rewarded,” says the Lord;“And your children will return from the enemy’s land.
‘Thus says the Lord God, “On the day when Assyria went down to Sheol (the place of the dead) I caused mourning; I closed the deep [subterranean waters] over it and restrained its rivers. And the many waters [that contributed to its prosperity] were held back; and I made [the heart of] Lebanon mourn for it, and all the trees of the field wilted away because of it.
But He said, “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
For he had often been bound with shackles [for the feet] and with chains, and he tore apart the chains and broke the shackles into pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue and tame him.