Parallel Verses

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?

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."

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?"

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 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 came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 33 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? 34 And he said to them, Can ye make the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the bride-groom is with them?


Cross References

Luke 11:1

And as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Luke 18:12

I fast twice in the week: I give tythes of all that I possess.

Luke 18:12

I fast twice in the week: I give tythes of all that I possess.

Luke 18:12

I fast twice in the week: I give tythes of all that I possess.

Luke 18:12-6

I fast twice in the week: I give tythes of all that I possess.

Luke 18:12

I fast twice in the week: I give tythes of all that I possess.

Matthew 6:5-6

And when thou prayest, thou shall not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray, standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may appear to men: verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

Matthew 9:14-17

Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples fast not?

Matthew 23:13

But wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: ye go not in, neither suffer ye them that are entring to go in.

Mark 2:18-22

And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Mark 12:40

these shall receive the greater damnation.

Luke 7:34-35

The Son of man is come, eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.

Luke 20:47

Who devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater damnation.

John 1:35

Again, the next day, John was standing, and two of his disciples.

John 3:25

Then there arose a dispute between some of John's disciples and the Jews, about purifying.

Acts 9:11

And he said, Behold I am here, Lord. And the Lord said to him, Arise, go into the street called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas, for one named Saul of Tarsus; for behold, he is praying.

Romans 10:2-3

For I bear them record, that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

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