The Greek word anapauo

Similar to the noun “anapausis,” the Greek verb “anapauo” described rest, taking rest, or giving rest.

Jesus said He gives rest to people (Mt. 11:28).  Sleepy disciples were told to rest (Mt. 26:45).  Jesus believed there are times when one should take a rest from his work (Mk. 6:31).  Luke used this word in Lk. 12:19 to describe the “ease” desired by a wealthy man.  Christians “refreshed” the spirits of fellow saints (1 Cor. 16:18; 2 Cor. 7:13).

This Greek verb is used more than a dozen times in the New Testament.