Parallel Verses

Amplified

Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, inquiring, Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, [that is, abstain from food and drink as a religious exercise], but Your disciples do not fast?

New American Standard Bible

Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Then John’s disciples came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?”

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

Some of John's disciples came to Jesus saying, "Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast frequently [i.e., going without food and/or drink for religious reasons], but your disciples do not fast [at all]?"

Anderson New Testament

Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not?

Bible in Basic English

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees frequently go without food, but your disciples do not?

Common New Testament

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

Then John's disciples came to him and said, why do the Pharisees, as well as we, observe so many fasts, and your disciples keep none?

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

Then the disciples of John come to Him, saying, Wherefore do we and the Pharisee fast, but thy disciples do not fast?

Goodspeed New Testament

Then the disciples of John came up to him and said, "Why is it that we and the Pharisees are keeping the fast, while your disciples are not keeping it?"

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Then came to him the disciples of John; saying, Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the disciples of John approached him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?"

Modern King James verseion

Then the disciples of John came to Him saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then came the disciples of John to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?"

Moffatt New Testament

Then the disciples of John came up to him and said, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast a great deal, and your disciples do not fast?"

Montgomery New Testament

At that time the disciples of John came and asked him, "Why are we and the Pharisees always fasting, while your disciples are not?"

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

Then John's disciples came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?"

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples fast not?

The Emphasized Bible

Then come near unto him the disciples of John, saying, - Wherefore do, we, and the Pharisees, fast, whereas, thy disciples, fast not?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then came unto him disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees keep many fasts, but thy disciples fast not?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then John's disciples came to Jesus, and asked: "Why do we and the Pharisees fast while your disciples do not?"

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

At that time John's disciples came and asked Jesus, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?"

Williams New Testament

Then John's disciples went up to Him, and said, "Why do we and the Pharisees practice fasting, but your disciples do not?"

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Then came to Him the disciples of John, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Thy disciples fast not?"

Worsley New Testament

Then also come to Him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the pharisees fast much, but thy disciples do not fast?

Youngs Literal Translation

Then come to him do the disciples of John, saying, 'Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105

came to
προσέρχομαι 
Proserchomai 
come, come to, come unto, go to, go unto, draw near,
Usage: 79

him

Usage: 0

the disciples
μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

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

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

Why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

do
νηστεύω 
Nesteuo 
Usage: 10

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

and

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

the Pharisees
Φαρισαῖος 
Pharisaios 
Usage: 80

νηστεύω 
Nesteuo 
νηστεύω 
Nesteuo 
Usage: 10
Usage: 10

oft
πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

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

thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

On Fasting

13 Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin). 14 Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, inquiring, Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, [that is, abstain from food and drink as a religious exercise], but Your disciples do not fast? 15 And Jesus replied to them, Can the wedding guests mourn while the bridegroom is still with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.


Cross References

Matthew 11:2

Now when John in prison heard about the activities of Christ, he sent a message by his disciples

John 3:25

Therefore there arose a controversy between some of John's disciples and a Jew in regard to purification.

John 4:1

Now when the Lord knew (learned, became aware) that the Pharisees had been told that Jesus was winning and baptizing more disciples than John -- "

Proverbs 20:6

Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find?

Matthew 6:16

And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy and sour and dreary like the hypocrites, for they put on a dismal countenance, that their fasting may be apparent to and seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full already.

Matthew 11:18-19

For John came neither eating nor drinking [with others], and they say, He has a demon!

Mark 2:18-22

Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were observing a fast; and [some people] came and asked Jesus, Why are John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fasting, but Your disciples are not doing so?

Luke 5:33-39

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

Luke 18:9-12

He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves and were confident that they were righteous [that they were upright and in right standing with God] and scorned and made nothing of all the rest of men:

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