and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
For John the Baptizer came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'
I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.'
When much time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast had now already gone by, Paul admonished them,
and to speak to the priests of the house of Yahweh of Armies, and to the prophets, saying, "Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?"
"Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month for these seventy years, did you at all fast to me, really to me?
Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "The fasts of the fourth fifth, seventh, and tenth months shall be for the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace."
therefore you go, and read in the scroll, which you have written from my mouth, the words of Yahweh in the ears of the people in Yahweh's house on the fast day; and also you shall read them in the ears of all Judah who come out of their cities.