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Matthew 6:16

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Joel 1:14

Hallow a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, gather the elders, and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of Jehovah your God, and cry unto Jehovah.

Matthew 6:18

so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Isaiah 58:4

Behold, ye have fasted for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye do not at present fast, to cause your voice to be heard on high.

2 Chronicles 20:3

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek Jehovah, and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah.

Isaiah 58:3

Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not; have afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find what pleaseth you, and exact all your labours.

Jonah 3:5

And the men of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

Zechariah 8:19

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful gatherings. Love ye then truth and peace.

Daniel 10:2

In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks:

Isaiah 58:5

Is such the fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul, that he should bow down his head as a bulrush, and spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to Jehovah?

Jeremiah 36:9

And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before Jehovah, for all the people in Jerusalem, and for all the people that came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem.

Esther 4:16

Go, gather together all the Jews that are found in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise, and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.

Isaiah 58:6

Is not this the fast which I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, and to send forth free the crushed, and that ye break every yoke?

Ezra 8:23

And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.

Luke 5:35

But days will come when also the bridegroom will have been taken away from them; then shall they fast in those days.

Matthew 15:32

But Jesus, having called his disciples to him, said, I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me already three days and they have not anything they can eat, and I would not send them away fasting lest they should faint on the way.

Joel 2:15

Blow the trumpet in Zion, hallow a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly;

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Matthew 9:15

And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will have been taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Jonah 3:7

And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything: let them not feed, nor drink water;

Zechariah 7:5

Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye really fast unto me, even unto me?

2 Samuel 12:23

But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.

Ezra 8:21

And I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Acts 10:30

And Cornelius said, Four days ago I had been fasting unto this hour, and the ninth I was praying in my house, and lo, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go: keep her, for she is thy life.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Luke 5:33

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make supplications, in like manner those also of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink?

Judges 20:26

Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept; they sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Nehemiah 9:1

And on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

1 Kings 21:9

And she wrote in the letter saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth at the head of the people;

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Fasting » Examples of » Israel

1 Samuel 20:34

And Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and ate no meat the second day of the new moon; for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.

2 Samuel 3:35

And all the people came to cause David to eat bread while it was yet day; but David swore, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread or aught else till the sun be down!

1 Samuel 31:13

And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Jehovah, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Fasting » General references to

Matthew 9:15

And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will have been taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Psalm 69:10

And I wept, my soul was fasting: that also was to my reproach; --

Isaiah 58:3

Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not; have afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find what pleaseth you, and exact all your labours.

Jeremiah 14:12

When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer up burnt-offering and oblation, I will not accept them: for I will consume them by sword, and by famine, and by pestilence.

More verses: Zechariah 7:5

Fasting » Duty of

Matthew 6:17-18

But thou, when fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face, so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Joel 1:14

Hallow a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, gather the elders, and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of Jehovah your God, and cry unto Jehovah.

Fasting » National--exemplified

Ezra 8:21

And I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Esther 4:3

And in every province, wherever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing: many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 4:16

Go, gather together all the Jews that are found in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise, and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.

Judges 20:26

Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept; they sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Fasting » Examples of » Elijah

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

1 Kings 19:8

And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

1 Chronicles 10:12

all the valiant men arose, and took up the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the terebinth of Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, and drank no water. And he wrote on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Deuteronomy 9:9

when I went up the mountain to receive the tables of stone, the tables of the covenant which Jehovah made with you, and I abode in the mountain forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, --

Deuteronomy 9:18

And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing what is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

Fasting » Examples of » -ezra

Ezra 10:6

And Ezra arose from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib; and when he came thither, he ate no bread and drank no water; for he mourned because of the unfaithfulness of them that had been carried away.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Nehemiah 9:1

And on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

Fasting » During forty days » Jesus

Matthew 4:1-2

Then Jesus was carried up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted of the devil: and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he hungered.

Mark 1:12-13

And immediately the Spirit drives him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

Luke 4:1-2

But Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness forty days, tempted of the devil; and in those days he did not eat anything, and when they were finished he hungered.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Humiliation

Deuteronomy 9:18

And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing what is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

Nehemiah 9:1

And on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Jehovah, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

And on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them. And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Fasting » Promises connected with

Matthew 6:18

so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Isaiah 58:8-12

Then shall thy light break forth as the dawn, and thy health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of Jehovah shall be thy rearguard. Then shalt thou call, and Jehovah will answer; thou shalt cry, and he will say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger and the unjust speech, and thou proffer thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then shall thy light rise in the darkness, and thine obscurity be as midday; read more.
and Jehovah will guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and strengthen thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a water-spring, whose waters deceive not. And they that come of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations that have remained from generation to generation; and thou shalt be called, Repairer of the breaches, restorer of frequented paths.

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Rejected

Isaiah 58:3

Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not; have afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find what pleaseth you, and exact all your labours.

Jeremiah 14:12

When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer up burnt-offering and oblation, I will not accept them: for I will consume them by sword, and by famine, and by pestilence.

Fasting » Should be unto God

Matthew 6:18

so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Zechariah 7:5

Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye really fast unto me, even unto me?

Fasting » Examples of » moses

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, and drank no water. And he wrote on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Judges 20:26

Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept; they sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Fasting » Prolonged » For forty days, by moses

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, and drank no water. And he wrote on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Deuteronomy 9:9

when I went up the mountain to receive the tables of stone, the tables of the covenant which Jehovah made with you, and I abode in the mountain forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, --

Exodus 24:18

And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and ascended the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Deuteronomy 9:18

And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing what is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

Fasting » Habitual » By pharisees

Mark 2:18

And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting; and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Fasting » Instances of » Of ahab, when elijah prophesied the destruction of himself and his house

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

1 Kings 20:29

And they encamped one over against the other seven days; and it came to pass that on the seventh day the battle was joined; and the children of Israel smote of the Syrians a hundred thousand footmen in one day.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Afflictions of others

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Fasting » Examples of » Daniel

Daniel 10:3

I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three full weeks were fulfilled.

Fasting » Examples of » Paul and barnabas

Acts 27:33

And while it was drawing on to daylight, Paul exhorted them all to partake of food, saying, Ye have passed the fourteenth day watching in expectation without taking food.

Fasting » Examples of » Christ

Luke 4:1-2

But Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness forty days, tempted of the devil; and in those days he did not eat anything, and when they were finished he hungered.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Ordination of ministers

Fasting » Accompanied by » Prayer

Ezra 8:23

And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Judgments of God

Joel 1:14

Hallow a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, gather the elders, and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of Jehovah your God, and cry unto Jehovah.

Fasting » In times of bereavement » Of the people of jabesh-gilead, for saul and his sons

1 Samuel 31:13

And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

1 Chronicles 10:12

all the valiant men arose, and took up the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the terebinth of Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

Fasting » Examples of » Paul

Acts 9:9

And he was three days without seeing, and neither ate nor drank.

Acts 10:30

And Cornelius said, Four days ago I had been fasting unto this hour, and the ninth I was praying in my house, and lo, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Paul

Fasting » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Jehovah, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

And on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them. And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Fasting » Afflictions

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Fasting » How not to fast

Matthew 6:16-18

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face, so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Fasting » How to fast

Matthew 6:16-18

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face, so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Fasting » Humiliation

Deuteronomy 9:18

And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing what is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

Nehemiah 9:1

And on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

Fasting » Not to be made a subject of display

Matthew 6:16-18

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face, so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Private afflictions

Fasting » National--exemplified » Men of jabesh-gilead

1 Samuel 31:13

And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

Fasting » Habitual » By paul

Fasting » Ordination of ministers

Fasting » Of the wicked--exemplified » Elders of jezreel

1 Kings 21:12

they proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth at the head of the people.

Fasting » Of the wicked--exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Public calamities

2 Samuel 1:12

And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Described

Isaiah 58:4-5

Behold, ye have fasted for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye do not at present fast, to cause your voice to be heard on high. Is such the fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul, that he should bow down his head as a bulrush, and spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to Jehovah?

Fasting » Spirit of, explained

Isaiah 58:6-7

Is not this the fast which I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, and to send forth free the crushed, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring to thy house the needy wanderers; when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified » Elijah

1 Kings 19:8

And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Afflictions of the church

Luke 5:33-35

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make supplications, in like manner those also of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink? And he said to them, Can ye make the sons of the bridechamber fast when the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when also the bridegroom will have been taken away from them; then shall they fast in those days.

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Disciples of john

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Nehemiah

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Ostentatious

Matthew 6:16

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Fasting » Instances of » Of david » Child » By bath-sheba

2 Samuel 12:16-22

And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth. And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth; but he would not, and he ate no bread with them. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead; for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he would not hearken to our voice; and how shall we say to him, The child is dead? he may do some harm. read more.
But David saw that his servants whispered, and David perceived that the child was dead; and David said to his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his clothing, and entered into the house of Jehovah and worshipped; then he came to his own house and required them to set bread before him, and he ate. And his servants said to him, What thing is this which thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child alive; but as soon as the child is dead, thou dost rise and eat bread. And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I thought, Who knows? perhaps Jehovah will be gracious to me, that the child may live.

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified » Our lord

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Approaching danger

Esther 4:16

Go, gather together all the Jews that are found in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise, and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Esther

Esther 4:16

Go, gather together all the Jews that are found in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise, and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.

Fasting » Instances of » In babylon, with prayer for divine deliverance and guidance

Ezra 8:21

And I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Ezra 8:23

And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.

Fasting » Instances of » Of david » In prayer for himself and his adversaries

Fasting » Examples of » Leaders in the church at antioch

Acts 13:2-3

And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid their hands on them, they let them go.

Fasting » For the chastening of the soul

Psalm 69:10

And I wept, my soul was fasting: that also was to my reproach; --

Fasting » For the humbling of the soul

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Daniel

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Boasted of, before God

Fasting » Instances of » Ninevites, when jonah preached to them

Jonah 3:5-10

And the men of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. And the word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything: let them not feed, nor drink water; read more.
and let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God; and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he had said he would do unto them, and he did it not.

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Primitive Christians

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Anna

Fasting » During forty days » moses

Deuteronomy 9:9

when I went up the mountain to receive the tables of stone, the tables of the covenant which Jehovah made with you, and I abode in the mountain forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, --

Deuteronomy 9:18

And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing what is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Mourning

Fasting » Instances of » Of the disciples, at the time of the consecration of barnabas and saul

Acts 13:2-3

And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid their hands on them, they let them go.

Fasting » Instances of » Of daniel » At the time of his vision

Daniel 10:1-3

In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing is true, but the appointed time of trial is long; and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks: I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three full weeks were fulfilled.

Fasting » Prolonged » For three weeks, by daniel

Daniel 10:2-3

In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks: I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three full weeks were fulfilled.

Fasting » Private afflictions

Fasting » In times of bereavement » Of david, at the time of saul's death

2 Samuel 1:12

And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

Fasting » In times of bereavement » Of abner's death

2 Samuel 3:35

And all the people came to cause David to eat bread while it was yet day; but David swore, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread or aught else till the sun be down!

Fasting » Instances of » Of jehoshaphat, at the time of the invasion of the confederated armies of the canaanites and syrians

2 Chronicles 20:3

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek Jehovah, and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah.

Fasting » Instances of » Of the jews, when jeremiah prophesied against judea and jerusalem

Jeremiah 36:9

And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before Jehovah, for all the people in Jerusalem, and for all the people that came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem.

Fasting » Instances of » Of ezra, on account of the idolatrous marriages of the jews

Ezra 10:6

And Ezra arose from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib; and when he came thither, he ate no bread and drank no water; for he mourned because of the unfaithfulness of them that had been carried away.

Fasting » Instances of » Of the consecration of the elders

Fasting » Instances of » Of the israelites » Conflict » tribe of Benjamin

Judges 20:26

Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept; they sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Fasting » Instances of » Of david » Upon the death of saul

2 Samuel 1:12

And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

Fasting » Instances of » Of david » While interceding in prayer for his friends

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Fasting » Instances of » Of david » In his zeal for zion

Psalm 69:10

And I wept, my soul was fasting: that also was to my reproach; --

Fasting » Prolonged » Elijah

1 Kings 19:8

And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Fasting » Habitual » By cornelius

Acts 10:30

And Cornelius said, Four days ago I had been fasting unto this hour, and the ninth I was praying in my house, and lo, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Fasting » Observed on occasions of public calamities

2 Samuel 1:12

And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

Fasting » Instances of » Of darius, when he put daniel in the lions' den

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Fasting » Instances of » Of the israelites » When they went to mizpeh for the ark of the covenant

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Jehovah, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Fasting » Habitual » By john's disciples

Fasting » Habitual » By anna

Fasting » Approaching danger

Esther 4:16

Go, gather together all the Jews that are found in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise, and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.

Fasting » Instances of » Of nehemiah, on account of the desolation of jerusalem and the temple

Fasting » Instances of » By paul, at the time of his conversion

Acts 9:9

And he was three days without seeing, and neither ate nor drank.

Fasting » Instances of » Of daniel » Prayers » Deliverance

Fasting » Prolonged » Jesus

Fasting » Accompanied by prayer

Mourning » For the dead » Fasting

2 Samuel 3:35

And all the people came to cause David to eat bread while it was yet day; but David swore, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread or aught else till the sun be down!

1 Samuel 31:13

And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

2 Samuel 1:12

And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Jehovah, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

Pharisees » Traditions of, in regard to » Fasting

Prayer » Accompanied with » Fasting

Topics on Fasting

Fasting And Prayer

40;17;21

But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.

Fasting For Long Periods

2;34;28

And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, and drank no water. And he wrote on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Fasting In Mourning

9;1;7-8

And as he did so year by year, as often as she went up to the house of Jehovah, she provoked her thus; and she wept and did not eat.

Fasting Regularly

42;2;37

and herself a widow up to eighty-four years; who did not depart from the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers;

Fasting, Accompanied By

15;8;23

And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.

Fasting, Examples Of

10;12;16

And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

Fasting, Nature Of

15;10;6

And Ezra arose from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib; and when he came thither, he ate no bread and drank no water; for he mourned because of the unfaithfulness of them that had been carried away.

Fasting, Of Hypocrites

23;58;4-5

Behold, ye have fasted for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye do not at present fast, to cause your voice to be heard on high.

Fasting, Practice Of

24;14;11-12

And Jehovah said unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Fasting, Reasons For

13;10;11-12

And when all they of Jabesh-Gilead heard of all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

Pointless Fasting

10;12;23

But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.