Forbear

FORBEAR fôr bâr’ (חָדַל, H2532, to cease, leave off, desist, abstain or refrain from, forbear; ἀνέχομαι, G462, to bear up under provocation, to hold oneself back, to put up with, to forbear).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


In the New Testament we have anechomai, "to hold self back or up," "with longsuffering, forbearing one another" (Eph 4:2,; Col 3:13); aniemi "to send back," the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "forbear threatening’ (Eph 6:9); pheidomai, "to spare," "but I forbear" (2Co 12:6); meergazesthai, "not to work," "to forbear working" (1Co 9:6); stego, "to cover," "conceal": "when I could no longer forbear" (1Th 3:1,5).

W. L.Walker