|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, a foundation sustains the superstructure; a beast sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.
2. (v. t.) Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.
3. (v. t.) To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions to sustain an army.
4. (v. t.) To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
5. (v. t.) To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.
6. (v. t.) To suffer; to bear; to undergo.
7. (v. t.) To allow the prosecution of; to admit as valid; to sanction; to continue; not to dismiss or abate; as, the court sustained the action or suit.
8. (v. t.) To prove; to establish by evidence; to corroborate or confirm; to be conclusive of; as, to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition.
9. (n.) One who, or that which, upholds or sustains; a sustainer.
Sustain (28 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 1:8 who also shall confirm you unto the end -- unblamable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ; (See RSV)
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the unruly, comfort the timid, sustain the weak, and be patient towards all. (WEY DBY)
Genesis 13:6 The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together. (See NAS)
Genesis 36:7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together: and the land wherein they were strangers could not sustain them, because of their cattle. (WBS NAS)
Genesis 45:11 and there will I nourish thee; for there are yet five years of famine; lest thou come to poverty, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast. (See JPS)
Genesis 50:21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. (See JPS)
Leviticus 25:35 "'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. As a stranger and a sojourner he shall live with you. (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 1:12 How can I myself alone sustain your wear, and your burden, and your strife? (DBY)
Judges 19:5 It happened on the fourth day, that they arose early in the morning, and he rose up to depart: and the young lady's father said to his son-in-law, "Strengthen your heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward you shall go your way." (See NAS)
Judges 19:8 He arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart; and the young lady's father said, "Please strengthen your heart and stay until the day declines;" and they both ate. (See NAS)
Ruth 4:15 He shall be to you a restorer of life, and sustain you in your old age, for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him." (WEB NAS NIV)
2 Samuel 19:33 The king said to Barzillai, "Come over with me, and I will sustain you with me in Jerusalem." (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS)
1 Kings 17:4 and it hath been, from the brook thou dost drink, and the ravens I have commanded to sustain thee there.' (YLT)
1 Kings 17:9 "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Nehemiah 9:21 Yes, forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing; their clothes didn't grow old, and their feet didn't swell. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Job 36:19 Would your wealth sustain you in distress, or all the might of your strength? (WEB NIV)
Psalms 41:3 Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed, and restore him from his bed of illness. (WEB DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and let a willing spirit sustain me. (DBY YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on Yahweh, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 112:5 It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment. (DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word. (See JPS)
Psalms 119:116 Sustain me according to Thy saying, And I live, and Thou puttest me not to shame Because of my hope. (YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 119:175 Give life to my soul so that it may give you praise; and let your decisions be my support. (See NIV)
Proverbs 18:14 A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Song of Songs 2:5 Sustain ye me with raisin-cakes, Refresh me with apples; For I am sick of love. (DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Isaiah 46:4 Even when you are old I will be the same, and when you are grey-haired I will take care of you: I will still be responsible for what I made; yes, I will take you and keep you safe. (See NIV)
Isaiah 50:4 The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 11:16 For lo, I am raising up a shepherd in the land, The cut off he doth not inspect, The shaken off he doth not seek, And the broken he doth not heal, The standing he doth not sustain, And the flesh of the fat he doth eat, And their hoofs he doth break off. (YLT NAS)