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Matthew 9:14-15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

A Question about Fasting

14 Then John’s disciples came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”

15 Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests[a] be sad while the groom is with them? The time[b] will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Footnotes:

  1. 9:15 Lit the sons of the bridal chamber
  2. 9:15 Lit days
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Matthew 6:16-17 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

How to Fast

16 “Whenever you fast, don’t be gloomy like the hypocrites. For they make their faces unattractive[a] so that their fasting is obvious to people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,

Footnotes:

  1. 6:16 Or unrecognizable, or disfigured
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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