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51 Bible Verses About Restraint

Here are 51 Bible verses about restraint from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Numbers 14:18 KJV

The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

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Psalms 34:7 KJV

The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

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Psalms 32:9 KJV

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

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2 Kings 19:28 KJV

Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

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Jeremiah 14:10 KJV

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

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1 Chronicles 4:10 KJV

And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

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Exodus 36:6 KJV

And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.

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Nehemiah 9:17 KJV

And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

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1 Peter 2:21-23 KJV

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

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Psalms 103:8 KJV

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

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Psalms 34:13 KJV

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

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Mark 15:4-5 KJV

And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

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1 Kings 1:6 KJV

And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.

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James 1:26 KJV

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

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Proverbs 21:23 KJV

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

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John 17:15 KJV

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

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Revelation 7:3 KJV

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

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Proverbs 13:3 KJV

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

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1 Samuel 25:39 KJV

And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.

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Psalms 19:13 KJV

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

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Psalms 74:11 KJV

Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

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Exodus 15:8 KJV

And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

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Mark 14:60-61 KJV

And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

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Matthew 26:62-63 KJV

And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

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Revelation 20:2 KJV

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

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2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 KJV

And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

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Psalms 78:13 KJV

He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.

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Matthew 24:22 KJV

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

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Jonah 4:2 KJV

And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

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2 Peter 3:9 KJV

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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1 Peter 3:10 KJV

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

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Romans 6:12 KJV

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

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Psalms 78:38 KJV

But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

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Exodus 34:6 KJV

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

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Exodus 14:21 KJV

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

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Matthew 27:12-14 KJV

And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

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Joel 2:13 KJV

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

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Luke 8:22-25 KJV

Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

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Psalms 39:1 KJV

I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

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1 Samuel 3:13 KJV

For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

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Psalms 141:3 KJV

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

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Isaiah 48:9 KJV

For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

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2 Peter 2:16 KJV

But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

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Matthew 6:13 KJV

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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Psalms 86:15 KJV

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

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Psalms 76:10 KJV

Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

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Luke 11:4 KJV

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

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Matthew 8:23-27 KJV

And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

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Psalms 145:8 KJV

The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

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Mark 13:20 KJV

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

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Matthew 26:52-53 KJV

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

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