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10 When I weep and fast,
    they scoff at me.

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24 My knees are weak from fasting,
    and I am skin and bones.
25 I am a joke to people everywhere;
    when they see me, they shake their heads in scorn.

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13 Yet when they were ill, I grieved for them.
    I denied myself by fasting for them,
    but my prayers returned unanswered.

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33 For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man,[a] on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’

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Footnotes

  1. 7:34 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.

My enemies taunt me day after day.
    They mock and curse me.
I eat ashes for food.
    My tears run down into my drink

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