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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
"to stop," is used in the Active Voice in the sense of "making to cease, restraining" in 1 Peter 3:10 , of causing the tongue to refrain from evil; elsewhere in the Middle Voice, see CEASE , No. 1.
"to cause to depart," is used intransitively, in the sense of "departing from, refraining from," Acts 5:38 . See DEPART , No. 20.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Refrain'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/r/refrain.html. 1940.
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29