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.