Abstain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To hold oneself from wrongdoing; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with from.

2. (v. t.) To hinder; to withhold.

Greek
567. apechomai -- abstain.
... 566, 567. apechomai. 568 . abstain. ... Word Origin mid. of apecho, qv. abstain.
Middle voice (reflexively) of apecho; to hold oneself off, ie Refrain -- abstain ...
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3525. nepho -- to be sober, to abstain from wine
... to be sober, to abstain from wine. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: nepho Phonetic
Spelling: (nay'-fo) Short Definition: I am calm, vigilant, sober ...
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5339. pheidomai -- to spare, forbear
... to spare, forbear. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pheidomai Phonetic Spelling:
(fi'-dom-ahee) Short Definition: I spare, abstain Definition: I spare ...
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868. aphistemi -- to lead away, to depart from
... from. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aphistemi Phonetic Spelling:
(af-is'-tay-mee) Short Definition: I lead away, seduce, depart, abstain from Definition ...
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3522. nesteuo -- to fast
... to fast. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: nesteuo Phonetic Spelling:
(nace-tyoo'-o) Short Definition: I fast Definition: I fast, abstain from food. ...
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4724. stello -- to arrange, prepare, gather up, hence to restrain
... Probably strengthened from the base of histemi; properly, to set fast ("stall"),
ie (figuratively) to repress (reflexively, abstain from associating with ...
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5442. phulasso -- to guard, watch
... Word Origin from a root phulak- Definition to guard, watch NASB Word Usage abstain
(1), guard (8), guarded (1), guarding (1), guards (1), keep (5), keeping (2 ...
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533. aparneomai -- to deny
... deny. From apo and arneomai; to deny utterly, ie Disown, abstain -- deny. see
GREEK apo. see GREEK arneomai. (aparnethesetai) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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4859. sumphonos -- calling out together, ie agreeing
... voice," which is the root of the English term, "") - properly, be of (voice the
same opinion); between marriage-partners to temporarily abstain from sexual ...
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568. apecho -- to hold back, keep off, to be away, be distant
... Word Origin from apo and echo Definition to hold back, keep off, to be away, be
distant NASB Word Usage abstain (5), abstaining (1), away (1), away* (1 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6684. tsum -- to abstain from food, fast
... 6683, 6684. tsum. 6685 . to abstain from food, fast. Transliteration: tsum
Phonetic Spelling: (tsoom) Short Definition: fasted. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5144a. nazar -- to dedicate, consecrate
... 5144, 5144a. nazar. 5144b . to dedicate, consecrate. Transliteration:
nazar Short Definition: abstain. Word Origin a prim. root ...
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662. aphaq -- to hold, be strong
... force oneself, restrain. A primitive root; to contain, ie (reflex.) Abstain -- force
(oneself), restrain. 661, 662. aphaq. 663 . Strong's Numbers.
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5144. nazar -- to dedicate, consecrate
... A primitive root; to hold aloof, ie (intransitivey) abstain (from food and drink,
from impurity, and even from divine worship (ie Apostatize)); specifically ...
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5144b. nazar -- to be a Nazirite
... Word Origin denominative verb from nezer Definition to be a Nazirite NASB Word Usage
abstain (1), dedicate (2), separated (1), separation (1). 5144a, 5144b. ...
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Library

Whether it is Lawful to Abstain Altogether from Communion?
... OF THE USE OR RECEIVING OF THIS SACRAMENT IN GENERAL (TWELVE ARTICLES)
Whether it is lawful to abstain altogether from communion? ...
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That Bishops are to Abstain from all Receiving of Gifts.
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. Canon IV. That Bishops are to abstain from all receiving
of gifts. That Bishops are to abstain from all receiving of gifts. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon iv that bishops are.htm

Perfect Modesty Will Abstain from Whatever Tends to Sin, as Well ...
... Book II. Chapter II."Perfect Modesty Will Abstain from Whatever Tends to Sin, as
Well as from Sin Itself. Difference Between Trust and Presumption. ...
/.../tertullian/on the apparel of women/chapter ii perfect modesty will abstain.htm

Argument: Christians Abstain from Things Connected with Idol ...
... Chapter XXXVIII."Argument: Christians Abstain from Things Connected with
Idol Sacrifices... Chapter XXXVIII."Argument: Christians ...
/.../chapter xxxviii argument christians abstain from.htm

What Clerics Should Abstain from their Wives.
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. Canon LXX. (Greek lxxiii.) What clerics should abstain
from their wives. What clerics should abstain from their wives. ...
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Abstain from the Poison of Heretics.
... Chapter VI."Abstain from the poison of heretics. I therefore, yet not
I, but the love of Jesus Christ, entreat you that ye use ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the trallians/chapter vi abstain from the poison.htm

That we must Abstain from Much Speaking.
... 103. That we must abstain from much speaking. In Solomon: "Out of much speaking
thou shalt not escape sin; but sparing thy lips, thou shalt be wise." [4599]. ...
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Of the Different Orders that Should Abstain from their Wives. ...
... Canon IV. Of the different orders that should abstain from their wives.� Of
the different orders that should abstain from their wives. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon iv of the different.htm

It is Decreed that among the Clergy, Presbyters and Deacons who ...
... Canon XIV. It is decreed that among the clergy, presbyters and deacons
who abstain from flesh shall� It is decreed that among ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xiv it is decreed.htm

The Passions are to be Subdued, and we must Abstain from Forbidden ...
... Addressed to His Brother Pentadius. Chap. LXIV."The Passions are to Be
Subdued, and We Must Abstain from Forbidden Things. Let ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap lxiv the passions are to.htm

Thesaurus
Abstain (13 Occurrences)
... with from. 2. (vt) To hinder; to withhold. Multi-Version Concordance Abstain
(13 Occurrences). Acts 15:20 but that we write to them ...
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Unchastity (5 Occurrences)
... Acts 15:20 but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols,
from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. (See RSV). ...
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Whoredom (58 Occurrences)
... Acts 15:20 but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of the idols, and
the whoredom, and the strangled thing; and the blood; (YLT). ...
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Immorality (38 Occurrences)
... Acts 15:20 but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols,
from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. (WEB NIV). ...
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Avoid (31 Occurrences)
... 5. (v.) To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to
abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters. 6. (v.) To get rid of. ...
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Sexual (59 Occurrences)
... Acts 15:20 but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols,
from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. (WEB NIV). ...
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Fornication (52 Occurrences)
... Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols,
and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. ...
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Lewdness (68 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Acts 15:20 But that we write to them that they abstain from pollutions
of idols, and from lewdness, and from things strangled, and from blood. (WBS). ...
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Idols (186 Occurrences)
... Acts 15:20 but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols,
from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. ...
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Fast (157 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (vi) To abstain from food; to omit to take
nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry. 2. (vi) To ...
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Concordance
Abstain (13 Occurrences)

Acts 15:20
but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 15:29
that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 21:25
But as for the Gentiles who have accepted the faith, we have communicated to them our decision that they are carefully to abstain from anything sacrificed to an idol, from blood, from what is strangled, and from fornication."
(WEY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:1
I now deal with the subjects mentioned in your letter. It is well for a man to abstain altogether from marriage.
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 10:28
But if any one tells you, "This food has been offered in sacrifice;" abstain from eating it--out of respect for him who warned you, and, as before, for conscience' sake.
(WEY)

1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God: your sanctification, that you abstain from sexual immorality,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from every form of evil.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Timothy 4:3
forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Timothy 2:19
However God's firm foundation stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."
(See NAS)

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 19:15
He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman."
(See NIV)

Numbers 6:3
he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.
(See JPS NAS NIV)

Zechariah 7:3
and to speak to the priests of the house of Yahweh of Armies, and to the prophets, saying, "Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?"
(See NAS)

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