|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to enclose; to hold.
2. (v. t.) To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
3. (v. t.) To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
4. (v. i.) To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Contain (19 Occurrences)
John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. (KJV WBS)
Galatians 4:24 These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar. (WEB ASV)
2 Peter 3:16 as also in all the epistles, speaking in them concerning these things, among which things are certain hard to be understood, which the untaught and unstable do wrest, as also the other Writings, unto their own destruction. (See NIV)
1 Kings 7:38 He made ten basins of brass: one basin contained forty baths; and every basin was four cubits; and on every one of the ten bases one basin. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Kings 8:27 But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house that I have built! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 8:64 On that day hath the king sanctified the middle of the court that 'is' before the house of Jehovah, for he hath made there the burnt-offering, and the present, and the fat of the peace-offerings; for the altar of brass that 'is' before Jehovah 'is' too little to contain the burnt-offering, and the present, and the fat of the peace-offerings. (YLT)
1 Kings 18:32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of Yahweh. He made a trench around the altar, large enough to contain two measures of seed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
2 Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build him a house, seeing heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain him? who am I then, that I should build him a house, save only to burn incense before him? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house which I have built! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 7:7 And Solomon sanctifieth the middle of the court that 'is' before the house of Jehovah, for he hath made there the burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings: for the altar of brass that Solomon made hath not been able to contain the burnt-offering, and the present, and the fat. (YLT NAS)
Job 39:24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage, and cannot contain himself at the sound of the trumpet: (DBY)
Psalms 90:10 The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years; yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away. (See NAS)
Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man who has power over the spirit to contain the spirit; neither does he have power over the day of death. There is no discharge in war; neither shall wickedness deliver those who practice it. (WEB NIV)
Jeremiah 2:13 For two evils hath My people done, Me they have forsaken, a fountain of living waters, To hew out for themselves wells -- broken wells, That contain not the waters. (YLT)
Jeremiah 20:9 If I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I can't contain. (WEB ASV YLT)
Ezekiel 23:32 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You will drink of your sister's cup, which is deep and large; you will be ridiculed and held in derision; it contains much. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 42:5 And the upper chambers 'are' short, for the galleries contain more than these, than the lower, and than the middle one, of the building; (YLT)
Ezekiel 45:11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of a homer, and the ephah the tenth part of a homer: its measure shall be after the homer. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)