The Question about Fasting

14 Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, “Why do we and (A)the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, “The [a]attendants of the groom cannot mourn as long as the groom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the groom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

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  1. Matthew 9:15 Lit sons of the wedding place

(A)Now while in prison, (B)John heard about the works of Christ, and he sent word by his disciples, and said to Him, “Are You (C)the Coming One, or are we to [a]look for someone else?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: (D)those who are blind receive sight and those who limp walk, those with leprosy are cleansed and those who are deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the (E)poor have the [b]gospel preached to them. And blessed is [c]any person who (F)does not [d]take offense at Me.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 11:3 Or wait for
  2. Matthew 11:5 Or good news
  3. Matthew 11:6 Lit whoever
  4. Matthew 11:6 Or stumble over Me