Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

But Jesus told them, "You can't force the wedding guests to fast while the groom is still with them, can you?

New American Standard Bible

And Jesus said to them, “You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?

King James Version

And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Holman Bible

Jesus said to them, “You can’t make the wedding guests fast while the groom is with them, can you?

A Conservative Version

And he said to them, Ye cannot make the sons of the wedding hall fast while the bridegroom is with them.

American Standard Version

And Jesus said unto them, Can ye make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Amplified

Jesus said to them, “Can you make the wedding guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?

An Understandable Version

Jesus answered them, "Can you force the companions of the groom to fast while the groom is [still] with them?

Anderson New Testament

And he said to them: Can you make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Bible in Basic English

And Jesus said, Are you able to make the friends of the newly-married man go without food when he is with them?

Common New Testament

And Jesus said to them, "Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?

Daniel Mace New Testament

to which he answered, would you have the bridemen fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Darby Translation

And he said to them, Can ye make the sons of the bridechamber fast when the bridegroom is with them?

Godbey New Testament

And He said to them, Whether are you able to make the sons of the bridechamber to fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Goodspeed New Testament

Jesus said to them, "Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?

John Wesley New Testament

And he said to them, Can ye make the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the bride-groom is with them?

Julia Smith Translation

And he said to them, Ye cannot make the sons of the nuptial-chamber fast, when the bridegroom is with them.

King James 2000

And he said unto them, Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Lexham Expanded Bible

So he said to them, "You are not able to make the {bridegroom's attendants} fast as long as the bridegroom is with them, [are you]?

Modern King James verseion

But He said to them, Can you make the sons of the bridechamber fast while the bridegroom is with them?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said unto them, "Can ye make the Children of the wedding fast, as long as the bridegroom is present with them?

Moffatt New Testament

Jesus said to them, "Can you make friends at a wedding fast while the bride groom is beside them?

Montgomery New Testament

"Can you make the bridal party fast," he asked, while the bridegroom is still with them?

NET Bible

So Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?

New Heart English Bible

He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Noyes New Testament

But Jesus said to them, Can ye make the companions of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them?

Sawyer New Testament

And he said to them, Can you make the children of the bridechamber fast while the bridegroom is with them?

The Emphasized Bible

Jesus, however, said unto them - Can, ye make, the sons of the bridechamber, fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he said unto them, Can you make the children of the bridechamber fast, as long as the bridegroom is with them?

Twentieth Century New Testament

But Jesus answered them: "Can you make the bridegroom's friends fast while the bridegroom is with them?

Webster

And he said to them, Can ye make the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Weymouth New Testament

"Can you compel the bridal party to fast," replied Jesus, "so long as they have the bridegroom among them?

Williams New Testament

But Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?

World English Bible

He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Worrell New Testament

And Jesus said to them, "Can ye make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Worsley New Testament

And He said unto them, Can ye make those of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

Youngs Literal Translation

And he said unto them, 'Are ye able to make the sons of the bride-chamber -- in the bridegroom being with them -- to fast?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he said
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


Usage: 0

Can ye
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

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

the children
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

of the bridechamber
νυμφών 
Numphon 
Usage: 0

νηστεύω 
Nesteuo 
Usage: 10

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

νυμφίος 
Numphios 
Usage: 5

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

References

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Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

On Fasting

33 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." 34 But Jesus told them, "You can't force the wedding guests to fast while the groom is still with them, can you? 35 But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and at that time they will fast."


Cross References

John 3:29

It is the bridegroom who gets the bride, yet the bridegroom's friend, who merely stands by and listens for him, is overjoyed to hear the bridegroom's voice. That's why this joy of mine is now complete.

Judges 14:10-11

Later on, when his father went down to visit the woman, Samson threw a party there, since young men customarily did this.

Psalm 45:10-16

Listen, daughter! Consider and pay attention. Forget your people and your father's house,

Song of Songs 2:6-7

I wish that his left hand were under my head, and that his right hand were embracing me!

Song of Songs 3:10-11

He made its posts of silver, its back of gold. Its seat was purple, and its interior was lovingly inlaid by the young women of Jerusalem.

Song of Songs 5:8

I charge you, young women of Jerusalem, "If you find my beloved, what are you to tell him? Tell him that I'm weak with love."

Song of Songs 6:1

Where did your beloved go, most beautiful of women? Where did your beloved turn, so we may look for him with you?

Isaiah 54:5

For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name, and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of the whole earth.

Isaiah 62:5

"For just as a young man marries a maiden, so your sons will marry you; and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God among you is powerful he will save and he will take joyful delight in you. In his love he will renew you with his love; he will celebrate with singing because of you.

Matthew 22:2

"The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Matthew 25:1-10

"At that time, the kingdom from heaven will be comparable to ten bridesmaids who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the groom.

2 Corinthians 11:2

I am jealous of you with God's own jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to the Messiah.

Ephesians 5:25-27

Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it,

Revelation 19:7-9

Let us rejoice, be glad, and give him glory, because the marriage of the lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready.

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