|Noah Webster's 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.
Restrain (31 Occurrences)
Acts 14:18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them. (Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
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. (Root in WEB WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
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; (WEY WBS)
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. (YLT)
Numbers 11:28 And Joshua son of Nun, minister of Moses, 'one' of his young men, answereth and saith, 'My lord Moses, restrain them.' (YLT NAS)
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. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
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.' (YLT)
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.' (YLT)
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.' (YLT)
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 -- (YLT)
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. (DBY WBS NAS RSV)
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? (KJV JPS WBS)
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. (YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 76:10 Surely the wrath of man praises you. The survivors of your wrath are restrained. (Root in WEB KJV WBS NIV)
Psalms 89:9 Thou 'art' ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them. (YLT)
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. (Root in WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
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. (YLT NAS)
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. (YLT)
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. (YLT NAS RSV)
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. (YLT)
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; (YLT)
Isaiah 64:12 Wilt thou restrain thyself in presence of these things, Jehovah? Wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore? (DBY NAS RSV)
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. (See RSV NIV)
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. (Root in WBS YLT RSV NIV)
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. (See NAS NIV)
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. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)