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37 Bible Verses about Fasting And Prayer

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Matthew 6:16

"Whenever you fast, do not be sullen like the hypocrites, for they make their faces unrecognizable in order that they may be seen fasting by people. Truly I say to you, they have received their reward in full!

1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not defraud one another, except perhaps by agreement, for a time, in order that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and [then] you should be {together} again, lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of self control.

Luke 5:33

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!"

Matthew 6:18

so that you will not be seen by people as fasting, but to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Isaiah 58:4

Look! You fast to quarrel and strife, and to strike with a {wicked fist}. You shall not fast as [you do] {today}, to {make your voice heard} on the height.

Daniel 10:2

In those days, I, Daniel, I [myself] was [in] mourning {for three whole weeks}.

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?"

2 Chronicles 20:3

Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek Yahweh. And he called for a fast through all Judah.

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.

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

Joel 1:14

Solemnize a fast! Call an assembly! Gather [the] elders, all [of] the inhabitants of the land [in] the house of Yahweh your God, and cry out to Yahweh.

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted and sought our God for this and he responded to our prayer.

Daniel 10:12

And he said to me, "You must not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and to humble yourself {before} your God, your words were heard, and I [myself] have come because of your words.

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.

Isaiah 58:3

'Why do we fast, and you do not see [it]? We humiliate our soul, and you do not notice [it]?' Look! You find delight on the day of your fast, and you oppress all your workers!

1 Samuel 7:5

Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to Yahweh for you."

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

Jonah 3:5

And the people of Nineveh believed in God, and they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth--from the greatest of them {to the least important}.

Zechariah 7:5

"Say to all the people of the land and to the priests: 'When you fasted and lamented in the fifth and seventh months for these seventy years, did you really fast for me?

1 Kings 21:9

She had written in the letters, saying, "Call a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people.

Ezra 8:21

I proclaimed a fast there at the river Ahava to humble ourselves before our God in order to seek from him a safe journey for us, our children, and our possessions.

Isaiah 58:6

Is this not [the] fast I choose: to release [the] bonds of injustice, to untie [the] ropes of [the] yoke, and to let [the] oppressed go free, and {tear} every yoke to pieces?

Zechariah 8:19

"Thus says Yahweh of hosts: 'The fast of the fourth [month], the fifth [month], the seventh [month], and the tenth [month] will be for the house of Judah jubilation and joy and merry festivals; therefore love truth and peace.'

Nehemiah 9:1

On the twenty-fourth day of this month the {Israelites} gathered in fasting, in sackcloths, and with soil on them.

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