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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.

2. (v. t.) To draw back tightly, as a rein.

3. (v. t.) To hinder from unlimited enjoinment; to abridge.

4. (v. t.) To limit; to confine; to restrict.

5. (v. t.) To withhold; to forbear.

4724. stello -- to arrange, prepare, gather up, hence to restrain
... to arrange, prepare, gather up, hence to restrain. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
stello Phonetic Spelling: (stel'-lo) Short Definition: I arrange, take ...
// - 6k

3973. pauo -- to make to cease, hinder
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pauo Phonetic Spelling: (pow'-o) Short Definition:
I cause to cease Definition: (a) act: I cause to cease, restrain, hinder, (b ...
// - 7k

2687. katastello -- to keep down
... to keep down. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katastello Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-as-tel'-lo) Short Definition: I appease, restrain Definition: I let down ...
// - 6k

4729. stenochoreo -- to be made narrow, to compress
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: stenochoreo Phonetic Spelling: (sten-okh-o-
reh'-o) Short Definition: I press upon, cramp, restrain Definition: (I keep ...
// - 7k

2722. katecho -- to hold fast, hold back
... hold fast, hold back. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katecho Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-ekh'-o) Short Definition: I hold fast, bind, restrain Definition: (a ...
// - 7k

5468. chalinagogeo -- to lead with a bridle
... Verb Transliteration: chalinagogeo Phonetic Spelling: (khal-in-ag-ogue-eh'-o) Short
Definition: I bridle, curb Definition: I bridle, curb, restrain, sway. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
3607. kala -- to shut up, restrain, withhold
... 3606, 3607. kala. 3608 . to shut up, restrain, withhold. Transliteration: kala
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-law') Short Definition: shut. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/3607.htm - 6k

1639. gara -- to diminish, restrain, withdraw
... 1638, 1639. gara. 1640 . to diminish, restrain, withdraw. Transliteration:
gara Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-rah') Short Definition: withdrawn. Word Origin a prim ...
/hebrew/1639.htm - 6k

2413. chatam -- to hold in, restrain
... 2412, 2413. chatam. 2414 . to hold in, restrain. Transliteration: chatam Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-tam') Short Definition: restrain. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/2413.htm - 5k

6113. atsar -- to restrain, retain
... 6112, 6113. atsar. 6114 . to restrain, retain. Transliteration: atsar Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-tsar') Short Definition: shut. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/6113.htm - 6k

3234. Yimna -- "He will restrain," an Asherite
... "He will restrain," an Asherite. Transliteration: Yimna Phonetic Spelling:
(yim-naw') Short Definition: Imna. ... From mana'; he will restrain; Jimna, an Israelite: ...
/hebrew/3234.htm - 6k

5106. nu -- to hinder, restrain, frustrate
... 5105, 5106. nu. 5107 . to hinder, restrain, frustrate. Transliteration: nu
Phonetic Spelling: (noo) Short Definition: forbid. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5106.htm - 6k

662. aphaq -- to hold, be strong
... root Definition to hold, be strong NASB Word Usage control (1), controlled (2),
forced (1), restrain (1), restrained (2). force oneself, restrain. ...
/hebrew/662.htm - 6k

4513. mana -- to withhold, hold back
... hold back NASB Word Usage held back (2), hinder (1), hold back (1), holds (1), keep
(2), keep back (1), kept (1), refuse (2), restrain (1), restrained (2 ...
/hebrew/4513.htm - 6k

6117. aqab -- to follow at the heel, assail insidiously ...
... from aqeb Definition to follow at the heel, assail insidiously, circumvent, overreach
NASB Word Usage deals craftily (1), heel (1), restrain (1), supplanted (1 ...
/hebrew/6117.htm - 6k

1219. batsar -- to cut off, make inaccessible, enclose
... mighty things (1), thwarted (1). cut off, fortify, grape gatherer, mighty
things, restrain, strong, wall up,. A primitive root; to ...
/hebrew/1219.htm - 6k


Commandment Eighth. We Ought to Shun that which is Evil, and do ...
... is no need of restraint." "Make known to me, sir," say I, "in what cases restraint
has to be exercised, and in what cases it has not." "Restrain yourself in ...
/.../pastor/the pastor books first second third/commandment eighth we ought to.htm

Seventh Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to Resist Sin.
... All sovereigns establish laws to restrain evil and preserve order. ... Whatever is done
secretly and never comes before him, he cannot punish or restrain. ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol iii/seventh sunday after trinity exhortation.htm

Discussion of the Subject of Permission
... is also possible to the being, who permits, either according to right, or according
to capability, or in both respects, and, when used, would restrain, or in ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 3/discussion of the subject of.htm

How Herod and Sosius Took Jerusalem by Force; and what Death ...
... 2. Now as for the robberies which were committed, the king contrived that ambushes
should be so laid, that they might restrain their excursions; and as for the ...
/.../chapter 18 how herod and.htm

Concerning the Living Soul, Birds, and Fishes (Ver. 24) --The ...
... But the living soul takes its origin from the earth, for it is not profitable, unless
to those already among the faithful, to restrain themselves from the love ...
/.../the confessions and letters of st/chapter xxi concerning the living soul.htm

Now Suppose that While You were Writing This, as You Tell us You ...
... not cautiously, by the poor glimmering light of a lantern, some Prophet had stood
by you and had cried out: "O writer, suppress those words, restrain your pen ...
/.../21 now suppose that while.htm

Thus Much Will Suffice to have Treated on Behalf of True ...
... He made. They who hold contrary to this truth, what doth it profit them
to restrain lusts? if, that is, they restrain any. What ...
// continence/section 26 thus much will.htm

As Regards Our Reverend Friend Epiphanius, this is Strange ...
... I confess I cannot restrain my laughter when, at the prompting of some clever
person, you strike up a hymn in honour of Epiphanius. ...
/.../23 as regards our reverend.htm

Of God, his Care and Anger.
... I speak of those in particular who are in our own power, as slaves, children, wives,
and pupils; for when we see these offend, we are incited to restrain them. ...
/.../chap xvii of god his care.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, John v. 31,"If I Bear Witness of ...
... God hath given thee power by His Spirit to restrain thy members. Lust riseth up,
restrain thy members; what can it do now that it hath risen? ...
/.../sermon lxxviii on the words.htm

Restrain (31 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To limit; to confine; to restrict. 5. (vt) To withhold; to forbear.
Multi-Version Concordance Restrain (31 Occurrences). ...
/r/restrain.htm - 15k

Incontinency (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality
or state of being incontinent; want of continence; failure to restrain the ...
/i/incontinency.htm - 7k

Curb (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will;
to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check. ...
/c/curb.htm - 9k

Control (88 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder; restraint. 3.
(n.) Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining ...
/c/control.htm - 33k

Restrained (51 Occurrences)
... (imp. & pp) of Restrain. ... Psalms 40:9 I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In
the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known. ...
/r/restrained.htm - 22k

Bind (68 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind;
as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the ...
/b/bind.htm - 32k

Forbid (46 Occurrences)
... koluo): Occurs very seldom in the Old Testament except as the rendering of chalilah
(see below); it is once the translation of kala', "to restrain" (Numbers 11 ...
/f/forbid.htm - 23k

Dam (5 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing
a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up. ...
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Contain (19 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
4. (vi) To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity. Int. ...
/c/contain.htm - 13k

Stint (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To restrain within certain limits; to bound;
to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance. ...
/s/stint.htm - 7k

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Restrain (31 Occurrences)

Acts 14:18
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of lawlessness already works. Only there is one who restrains now, until he is taken out of the way.

1 Peter 3:10
For "He who wishes to be well-satisfied with life and see happy days-- let him restrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from deceitful words;

Genesis 6:16
a window dost thou make for the ark, and unto a cubit thou dost restrain it from above; and the opening of the ark thou dost put in its side, -- lower, second, and third 'stories' dost thou make it.

Numbers 11:28
And Joshua son of Nun, minister of Moses, 'one' of his young men, answereth and saith, 'My lord Moses, restrain them.'

1 Samuel 3:13
For I have told him that I will judge his house forever, for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves, and he didn't restrain them.

1 Samuel 9:17
When Samuel hath seen Saul, then hath Jehovah answered him, 'Lo, the man of whom I have spoken unto thee; this 'one' doth restrain My people.'

1 Samuel 25:33
and blessed 'is' thy discretion, and blessed 'art' thou in that thou hast restrained me this day from coming in with blood, and to restrain my hand to myself.
(Root in YLT)

1 Kings 18:44
And it cometh to pass, at the seventh, that he saith, 'Lo, a little thickness as the palm of a man is coming up out of the sea.' And he saith, 'Go up, say unto Ahab, 'Bind -- and go down, and the shower doth not restrain thee.'

2 Kings 4:24
And she saddleth the ass, and saith unto her young man, 'Lead, and go, do not restrain riding for me, except I have said 'so' to thee.'

2 Chronicles 7:13
If I restrain the heavens and there is no rain, and if I lay charge on the locust to consume the land, and if I send pestilence among My people --

Job 7:11
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.

Job 9:12
Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him,'What are you doing?'
(See NAS)

Job 11:10
If he passes by, or confines, or convenes a court, then who can oppose him?
(See NAS)

Job 15:8
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

Job 37:4
After it a voice roareth; He thundereth with the voice of his majesty; And he restraineth not 'the lightnings' when his voice is heard.
(Root in ASV NAS RSV)

Psalms 40:9
I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.

Psalms 76:10
Surely the wrath of man praises you. The survivors of your wrath are restrained.

Psalms 89:9
Thou 'art' ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them.

Proverbs 1:15
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path:
(See JPS)

Proverbs 27:16
restraining her is like restraining the wind, or like grasping oil in his right hand.

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man ruling over the spirit to restrain the spirit, and there is no authority over the day of death, and there is no discharge in battle, and wickedness delivereth not its possessors.

Isaiah 43:6
I am saying to the north, 'Give up,' And to the south, 'Restrain not.' Bring in My sons from afar, And My daughters from the end of the earth.

Isaiah 48:9
For My name's sake I defer Mine anger, And My praise I restrain for thee, So as not to cut thee off.

Isaiah 54:2
Enlarge the place of thy tent, And the curtains of thy tabernacles they stretch out, Restrain not -- lengthen thy cords, And thy pins make strong.

Isaiah 58:1
Call with the throat, restrain not, As a trumpet lift up thy voice, And declare to My people their transgression, And to the house of Jacob their sins;

Isaiah 64:12
Wilt thou restrain thyself in presence of these things, Jehovah? Wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

Jeremiah 2:24
An untrained ass, used to the waste land, breathing up the wind in her desire; at her time, who is able to send her away? all those who are looking for her will have no need to make themselves tired; in her month they will get her.

Jeremiah 14:10
Thus saith the LORD to this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.

Jeremiah 31:16
Thus says Yahweh: Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says Yahweh; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

Ezekiel 31:15
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the day when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained its rivers; and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.



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