And they said unto Him, Why do the disciples of John frequently fast and pray, and likewise those of the pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
And as He was praying in a certain retired place, as soon as He had done, one of his disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray as John also taught his disciples.
I fast twice a week, and I give tithes of all that I possess.
And when thou prayest, be not like the hypocrites; for they love to pray in public assemblies, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be taken notice of by men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.
Then also come to Him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the pharisees fast much, but thy disciples do not fast?
But wo unto you scribes and pharisees, hypocrites, who shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, nor suffer those that are entering to go in.
And as the disciples of John, and of the pharisees used to fast, they came to Him, saying, Why do the disciples of John and of the pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
who devour widows houses, and for a shew of religion make long prayers: these shall receive the heavier judgement.
the Son of man is come eating and drinking like other men, and ye call Him a gluttonous man and a wine bibber, and a friend of publicans and sinners.
who devour widows houses, and for a shew of religion make long prayers: these shall receive a heavier sentence.
The day following John was standing, (and two of his disciples,)
Now there arose a dispute between some of the disciples of John, and the Jews, about purifying.
And the Lord said unto him, Arise and go into the street which is called Strait, and enquire in the house of Judas for one Saul, of Tarsus:
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.