24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.(A) 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”(B)

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Jesus Questioned About Fasting(A)

14 Then John’s(B) disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often,(C) but your disciples do not fast?”

15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them?(D) The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.(E)

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Fasting

16 “When you fast,(A) do not look somber(B) as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

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37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[a](A) She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 2:37 Or then had been a widow for eighty-four years.

16 ‘Never again will they hunger;
    never again will they thirst.(A)
The sun will not beat down on them,’[a]
    nor any scorching heat.(B)
17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
    will be their shepherd;(C)
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[b](D)
    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’[c](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 7:16 Isaiah 49:10
  2. Revelation 7:17 Isaiah 49:10
  3. Revelation 7:17 Isaiah 25:8

20 Here I am! I stand at the door(A) and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,(B) I will come in(C) and eat with that person, and they with me.

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