Fasting, Examples Of

Most Relevant Verses

2 Samuel 12:16

David pleaded [with] God on behalf of the boy and David fasted. He went to spend the night and lay upon the ground.

Esther 4:16

"Go, gather all the Jews that are found in Susa and fast for me; do not eat or drink [for] three days, both night and day. I and my young girls will fast likewise, and then I will go to the king, which [is] not according to the law; if I perish, I perish.

Matthew 9:14

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

Acts 10:30

And Cornelius said, "{Four days ago at this hour}, [the] ninth, I was praying in my house. And behold, a man in shining clothing stood before me

Acts 27:21

And [because] many were experiencing lack of appetite, at that time Paul stood up in their midst [and] said, "Men, [you] ought to have followed my [advice] not to put out to sea from Crete, and [thus] avoided this damage and loss!

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