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Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples do not fast?
2 Samuel 12:16
David, therefore, besought God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night upon the earth.
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept and mourned certain days and fasted and prayed before the God of the heavens
Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day; I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so I will go in unto the king, even though this is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer rose up in my bosom.
When I wept with fasting of my soul, thou hast been a reproach unto me.
My knees are weak through fasting, and my flesh fails for lack of fatness.
And I turned my face unto the Lord God, seeking him in prayer and supplication, in fasting and sackcloth, and ashes:
and she was a widow eighty-four years, who departed not from the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work unto which I have called them.
And having ordained elders for them in every congregation and having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord on whom they believed.
1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not defraud one another, except it be with mutual consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer and come together again, that Satan not tempt you for your incontinency.
2 Corinthians 6:5
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,
2 Corinthians 11:27
in labour and travail, in many watches, in hunger and thirst, in many fasts, in cold and nakedness.
Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They already have their reward.
1 Kings 21:27
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh and fasted and slept in sackcloth and went softly.
Why have we fasted, they say, and thou dost not see? why have we afflicted our soul, and thou dost take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find your own pleasure and exact your own estates.
and to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the LORD of the hosts and to the prophets, saying, Should we weep in the fifth month? Should we do abstinence as we have done these so many years?
Ye have said, It is vain to serve God, and what profit is it that we have kept his law and that we walk mournfully before the LORD of the hosts?
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees did fast and therefore came and said unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
I fast two meals every sabbath; I give tithes of all that I possess.