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NET Bible

Then they said to him, "John's disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours continue to eat and drink."

New American Standard Bible

And they said to Him, “The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink.”

King James Version

And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

Holman Bible

Then they said to Him, “John’s disciples fast often and say prayers, and those of the Pharisees do the same, but Yours eat and drink.”

International Standard Version

Then they told him, "John's disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do those of the Pharisees. But your disciples keep right on eating and drinking."

A Conservative Version

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make supplications, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink.

American Standard Version

And they said unto him, The disciples of John fast often, and make supplications; likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink.

Amplified

Then they said to Him, “The disciples of John [the Baptist] often practice fasting and offer prayers [of special petition], and so do the disciples of the Pharisees; but Yours eat and drink.”

An Understandable Version

Then they said to Jesus, "John [the Immerser's] disciples fast frequently [i.e., going without food and/or drink for religious reasons] and they offer earnest prayer requests, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same things. But your disciples eat and drink."

Anderson New Testament

And they said to him: Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?

Bible in Basic English

And they said to him, The disciples of John frequently go without food, and make prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees; but your disciples take food and drink.

Common New Testament

They said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink."

Daniel Mace New Testament

and likewise those of the Pharisees, are frequently fasting and praying, while yours are employed in eating and drinking?

Darby Translation

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make supplications, in like manner those also of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink?

Godbey New Testament

And they said to Him, Wherefore do the disciples of John fast, and make supplications; likewise also those of the Pharisees; but thy disciples eat and drink?

Goodspeed New Testament

They said to him, "John's disciples observe frequent fasts and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but your disciples eat and drink."

John Wesley New Testament

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John, and likewise of the Pharisees, fast often and make prayers; but thine eat and drink?

Julia Smith Translation

And they said to him, Wherefore do the disciples of John fast frequently, and make prayers, and likewise they of the Pharisees; and they to thee eat and drink

King James 2000

And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but you eat and drink?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and make prayers--likewise also the [disciples] of the Pharisees--but yours are eating and drinking!"

Modern King James verseion

And they said to Him, Why do John's disciples fast often and make prayers, and also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then they said unto him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often and pray: and the disciples of the Pharisees also: and thine eat and drink?"

Moffatt New Testament

They said to him, "The disciples of John fast frequently and offer prayers, as do the disciples of the Pharisees; but your adherents eat and drink."

Montgomery New Testament

Again they said unto him. "Why do the disciples of John fast frequently, and make supplications, as also do the disciples of the Pharisees, but your disciples are eating and drinking?"

New Heart English Bible

They said to him, "The disciples of John often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink."

Noyes New Testament

And they said to him, The disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink.

Sawyer New Testament

And they said to him, The disciples of John fast much and make prayers; and likewise those of the Pharisees; but yours eat and drink.

The Emphasized Bible

But, they, said unto him - The disciples of John, do fast much, and, supplications, do make, - likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees; but, thine, do eat and drink!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then said they unto him, Why do the disciples of John observe frequent fasts, and make prayers; but thine are eating and drinking?

Twentieth Century New Testament

"John's disciples," they said to Jesus, "Often fast and say prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, while yours are eating and drinking!"

Webster

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

Weymouth New Testament

Again they said to Him, "John's disciples fast often and pray, as do also those of the pharisees; but yours eat and drink."

Williams New Testament

After that they said to Him, "John's disciples rigidly practice fasting and offering up prayers; so do the Pharisees, but your disciples keep right on eating and drinking."

World English Bible

They said to him, "Why do John's disciples often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?"

Worrell New Testament

And they said to Him, "The disciples of John fast often, and make supplications; likewise also those of the Pharisees; but Thine are eating and drinking!"

Worsley New Testament

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?

Youngs Literal Translation

And they said unto him, 'Wherefore do the disciples of John fast often, and make supplications -- in like manner also those of the Pharisees -- but thine do eat and drink?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

him

Usage: 0

Why do
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

the disciples
μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

of John
Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

νηστεύω 
Nesteuo 
Usage: 10

πυκνός 
Puknos 
Usage: 3

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

δέησις 
Deesis 
Usage: 19

ὁμοίως 
Homoios 
Usage: 20

the disciples of the Pharisees
Φαρισαῖος 
Pharisaios 
Usage: 80

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

σός 
Sos 
Usage: 10

eat
ἐσθίω 
Esthio 
Usage: 52

References

Context Readings

On Fasting

32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." 33 Then they said to him, "John's disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours continue to eat and drink." 34 So Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?


Cross References

Luke 11:1

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."

Luke 18:12

I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.'

Proverbs 28:9

The one who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Isaiah 1:15

When you spread out your hands in prayer, I look the other way; when you offer your many prayers, I do not listen, because your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 58:3-6

They lament, 'Why don't you notice when we fast? Why don't you pay attention when we humble ourselves?' Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, you oppress your workers.

Zechariah 7:6

And now when you eat and drink, are you not doing so for yourselves?'"

Matthew 6:5-6

"Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward.

Matthew 9:14-17

Then John's disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast?"

Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You keep locking people out of the kingdom of heaven! For you neither enter nor permit those trying to enter to go in.

Mark 2:18-22

Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, "Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?"

Mark 12:40

They devour widows' property, and as a show make long prayers. These men will receive a more severe punishment."

Luke 7:34-35

The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'

Luke 20:47

They devour widows' property, and as a show make long prayers. They will receive a more severe punishment."

John 1:35

Again the next day John was standing there with two of his disciples.

John 3:25

Now a dispute came about between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew concerning ceremonial washing.

Acts 9:11

Then the Lord told him, "Get up and go to the street called 'Straight,' and at Judas' house look for a man from Tarsus named Saul. For he is praying,

Romans 10:2-3

For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not in line with the truth.

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