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Matthew 6:16

"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward!

Joel 1:14

Set apart time for a fast! Call a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and everyone living in the land to the Temple of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD!"

Matthew 6:18

so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

Isaiah 58:4

"Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for fighting, and for hitting with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice heard on high.

2 Chronicles 20:3

In mounting fear, Jehoshaphat devoted himself to seek the LORD. He proclaimed a period of fasting throughout all of the territory of Judah,

Isaiah 58:3

"Why have we fasted,' they ask, "but you do not see? "Why have we humbled ourselves,' they ask, "but you take no notice?'" "Look! On your fast day you serve your own interest and oppress all your workers.

Jonah 3:5

The people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least important.

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

Zechariah 8:19

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "The fasts that occur in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months will be joyful and glad times for the house of Judah, replete with cheerful festivals. Therefore, love truth and peace.'"

Daniel 10:2

"At that time I, Daniel, had been mourning for three straight weeks.

Isaiah 58:5

"Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, merely a day for a person to humble himself? Is it merely for bowing down one's head like a bulrush, for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?

Jeremiah 36:9

In the ninth month of the fifth year of the reign of Josiah's son Jehoiakim, king of Judah, a fast was proclaimed in the LORD's presence in Jerusalem for all the people of Jerusalem, as well as all the people who were coming from the towns of Judah.

Esther 4:16

"Go and gather all the Jewish people who are in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night or day. Both I and my young women will also fast in the same way, and then I'll go in to the king, even though it's against the law. And if I perish, I perish."

Isaiah 58:6

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted and asked our God about this, and he listened to us.

Luke 5:35

But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and at that time they will fast."

Matthew 15:32

Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."

Joel 2:15

"Sound the ram's horn in Zion! Dedicate a fast and call for a solemn assembly!

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

Jonah 3:7

Then he had this proclamation published throughout Nineveh: "By decree of the king and his nobles:

Zechariah 7:5

"Talk to everyone in the land, as well as to the priests. Ask them, "When you were fasting and mourning during the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, were you really fasting for me?

2 Samuel 12:23

But now that he has died, what's the point of fasting? Can I bring him back again? I'll be going to be with him, but he won't be returning to me."

Ezra 8:21

Then I called for a fast there at the Ahava River so we could humble ourselves before our God and seek from him an appropriate way for us and our little ones to live, and how we should guard our personal wealth,

Acts 10:30

Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this very hour, three o'clock in the afternoon, I was praying in my home. All at once a man in radiant clothes stood in front of me

Proverbs 4:13

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go! Guard wisdom, because she is your life!

Daniel 6:18

Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

Luke 5:33

Then they told him, "John's disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do those of the Pharisees. But your disciples keep right on eating and drinking."

Judges 20:26

All the Israelis, including its army, went up from there to Bethel and wept, remaining there in the LORD's presence, fasting throughout the day until dusk, when they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings in the LORD's presence.

Nehemiah 9:1

On the twenty-fourth day of this same month, the Israelis gathered together while fasting, wearing sackcloth, and covering themselves with dust.

1 Kings 21:9

In the memos, she wrote the following directives: "Proclaim a public fast and seat Naboth in the front row.

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Fasting » Examples of » Israel

1 Samuel 20:34

So on the second day of the New Moon Jonathan angrily got up from the table without eating because he was upset about David, and because his father had humiliated him.

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

2 Samuel 3:35

Then all the people cried again because of him. Everyone tried to persuade David to have a meal while there was still daylight, but David took an oath by saying, "May God to do like this to me and more, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!"

1 Samuel 31:13

They took their bones, buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted for seven days.

Fasting » General references to

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

Psalm 69:10

I weep and fast, and I am mocked for it.

Isaiah 58:3

"Why have we fasted,' they ask, "but you do not see? "Why have we humbled ourselves,' they ask, "but you take no notice?'" "Look! On your fast day you serve your own interest and oppress all your workers.

Jeremiah 14:12

Although they fast, I won't listen to their cry, and although they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I won't accept them. Instead, I'll put an end to them with the sword, with famine, and with a plague."

More verses: Zechariah 7:5

Fasting » Duty of

Matthew 6:17-18

But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

Joel 1:14

Set apart time for a fast! Call a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and everyone living in the land to the Temple of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD!"

1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not withhold yourselves from each other unless you agree to do so just for a set time, in order to devote yourselves to prayer. Then you should come together again so that Satan does not tempt you through your lack of self-control.

Fasting » National--exemplified

Ezra 8:21

Then I called for a fast there at the Ahava River so we could humble ourselves before our God and seek from him an appropriate way for us and our little ones to live, and how we should guard our personal wealth,

Esther 4:3

In every province where the order of the king and his edict reached, among the Jewish people there was great mourning, fasting, weeping, and lamenting, and many lay down on sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 4:16

"Go and gather all the Jewish people who are in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night or day. Both I and my young women will also fast in the same way, and then I'll go in to the king, even though it's against the law. And if I perish, I perish."

Judges 20:26

All the Israelis, including its army, went up from there to Bethel and wept, remaining there in the LORD's presence, fasting throughout the day until dusk, when they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings in the LORD's presence.

Fasting » Examples of » Elijah

1 Kings 21:27

Nevertheless, as soon as Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He even slept in sackcloth and wandered around meekly.

1 Kings 19:8

So Elijah got up, ate and drank, and survived on that one meal for 40 days and nights as he set out on his journey to Horeb, God's mountain.

1 Chronicles 10:12

every valiant soldier got up, removed the bodies of Saul and his sons, took them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh. Then they fasted for seven days.

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified

Exodus 34:28

While Moses was there with the LORD for 40 days and 40 nights, he did not eat or drink. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Deuteronomy 9:9

Then I went up to the mountain to receive the two stone Tablets of the Covenant that the LORD had established with you. I stayed on the mountain for 40 days and nights without eating food or drinking water.

Deuteronomy 9:18

I fell down in the LORD's presence, just as I had the first 40 days and nights. I did not eat food or drink water because of your sin. You had sinned by committing this evil in the sight of the LORD, thereby provoking him to anger.

Fasting » Examples of » -ezra

Ezra 10:6

Ezra arose in front of the Temple of God to visit the apartment of Eliashib's son Jehohanan. While there, he neither ate nor drank because he was in mourning over the sins of those who had returned from exile.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

Nehemiah 9:1

On the twenty-fourth day of this same month, the Israelis gathered together while fasting, wearing sackcloth, and covering themselves with dust.

Fasting » During forty days » Jesus

Matthew 4:1-2

After this, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. After fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, he finally became hungry.

Mark 1:12-13

At once the Spirit drove him into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for 40 days being tempted by Satan. He was among wild animals, and angels were ministering to him.

Luke 4:1-2

Then Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan. He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where he was being tempted by the Devil for 40 days. During that time he ate nothing at all, and when they were over he became hungry.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Humiliation

Deuteronomy 9:18

I fell down in the LORD's presence, just as I had the first 40 days and nights. I did not eat food or drink water because of your sin. You had sinned by committing this evil in the sight of the LORD, thereby provoking him to anger.

Nehemiah 9:1

On the twenty-fourth day of this same month, the Israelis gathered together while fasting, wearing sackcloth, and covering themselves with dust.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Confession of sin

Nehemiah 9:1-2

On the twenty-fourth day of this same month, the Israelis gathered together while fasting, wearing sackcloth, and covering themselves with dust. The remnant of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners. Then they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors.

Fasting » Promises connected with

Matthew 6:18

so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

Isaiah 58:8-12

"Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will spring up quickly; and your vindication will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will guard your back. Then you'll call, and the LORD will answer; you'll cry for help, and he'll respond, "Here I am.' "If you do away with the yoke among you, and pointing fingers and malicious talk; if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the needs of afflicted souls, then your light will rise in darkness, and your night will be like noonday. read more.
And the LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in parched places, and they will strengthen your bones; and you'll be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins; You'll raise up the age-old foundations, and people will call you "Repairer of Broken Walls,' "Restorer of Streets to Live In.'

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Rejected

Isaiah 58:3

"Why have we fasted,' they ask, "but you do not see? "Why have we humbled ourselves,' they ask, "but you take no notice?'" "Look! On your fast day you serve your own interest and oppress all your workers.

Jeremiah 14:12

Although they fast, I won't listen to their cry, and although they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I won't accept them. Instead, I'll put an end to them with the sword, with famine, and with a plague."

Fasting » Should be unto God

Matthew 6:18

so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

Zechariah 7:5

"Talk to everyone in the land, as well as to the priests. Ask them, "When you were fasting and mourning during the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, were you really fasting for me?

Fasting » Examples of » moses

Exodus 34:28

While Moses was there with the LORD for 40 days and 40 nights, he did not eat or drink. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Judges 20:26

All the Israelis, including its army, went up from there to Bethel and wept, remaining there in the LORD's presence, fasting throughout the day until dusk, when they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings in the LORD's presence.

Fasting » Prolonged » For forty days, by moses

Exodus 34:28

While Moses was there with the LORD for 40 days and 40 nights, he did not eat or drink. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Deuteronomy 9:9

Then I went up to the mountain to receive the two stone Tablets of the Covenant that the LORD had established with you. I stayed on the mountain for 40 days and nights without eating food or drinking water.

Exodus 24:18

When Moses went up on the mountain, he went into the center of the cloud and was on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights.

Deuteronomy 9:18

I fell down in the LORD's presence, just as I had the first 40 days and nights. I did not eat food or drink water because of your sin. You had sinned by committing this evil in the sight of the LORD, thereby provoking him to anger.

Fasting » Habitual » By pharisees

Mark 2:18

Now John's disciples and the Pharisees would fast regularly. Some people came and asked Jesus, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples fast, but your disciples don't fast?"

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

1 Kings 21:27

Nevertheless, as soon as Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He even slept in sackcloth and wandered around meekly.

1 Kings 20:29

So they remained in opposing camps for seven days. Then on the seventh day the battle commenced, and the Israelis killed 100,000 Aramean infantry troops in a single day.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Afflictions of others

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

Fasting » Examples of » Daniel

Daniel 10:3

I ate no fancy foods neither meat nor wine entered my mouth. Furthermore, I didn't use any ointment until the end of the entire three weeks.

Fasting » Examples of » Paul and barnabas

Acts 27:33

Right up to daybreak Paul kept urging all of them to eat something. He said, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been waiting and going without food, not eating anything.

Fasting » Examples of » Christ

Luke 4:1-2

Then Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan. He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where he was being tempted by the Devil for 40 days. During that time he ate nothing at all, and when they were over he became hungry.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Ordination of ministers

Fasting » Accompanied by » Prayer

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted and asked our God about this, and he listened to us.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Judgments of God

Joel 1:14

Set apart time for a fast! Call a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and everyone living in the land to the Temple of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD!"

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

1 Samuel 31:13

They took their bones, buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted for seven days.

1 Chronicles 10:12

every valiant soldier got up, removed the bodies of Saul and his sons, took them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh. Then they fasted for seven days.

Fasting » Examples of » Paul

Acts 9:9

For three days he couldn't see, and he didn't eat or drink anything.

Acts 10:30

Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this very hour, three o'clock in the afternoon, I was praying in my home. All at once a man in radiant clothes stood in front of me

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Paul

Fasting » Confession of sin

Nehemiah 9:1-2

On the twenty-fourth day of this same month, the Israelis gathered together while fasting, wearing sackcloth, and covering themselves with dust. The remnant of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners. Then they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors.

Fasting » Afflictions

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

Fasting » How not to fast

Matthew 6:16-18

"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward! But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

Fasting » How to fast

Matthew 6:16-18

"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward! But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

Fasting » Humiliation

Deuteronomy 9:18

I fell down in the LORD's presence, just as I had the first 40 days and nights. I did not eat food or drink water because of your sin. You had sinned by committing this evil in the sight of the LORD, thereby provoking him to anger.

Nehemiah 9:1

On the twenty-fourth day of this same month, the Israelis gathered together while fasting, wearing sackcloth, and covering themselves with dust.

Fasting » Not to be made a subject of display

Matthew 6:16-18

"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward! But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Private afflictions

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

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

1 Samuel 31:13

They took their bones, buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted for 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 public fast and seated Naboth in the front row.

Fasting » Of the wicked--exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:27

Nevertheless, as soon as Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He even slept in sackcloth and wandered around meekly.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Public calamities

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Described

Isaiah 58:4-5

"Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for fighting, and for hitting with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice heard on high. "Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, merely a day for a person to humble himself? Is it merely for bowing down one's head like a bulrush, for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?

Fasting » Spirit of, explained

Isaiah 58:6-7

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified » Elijah

1 Kings 19:8

So Elijah got up, ate and drank, and survived on that one meal for 40 days and nights as he set out on his journey to Horeb, God's mountain.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Afflictions of the church

Luke 5:33-35

Then they told him, "John's disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do those of the Pharisees. But your disciples keep right on eating and drinking." But Jesus told them, "You can't force the wedding guests to fast while the groom is still with them, can you? But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and at that time they will fast."

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Disciples of john

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Nehemiah

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Ostentatious

Matthew 6:16

"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward!

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

2 Samuel 12:16-22

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground. His closest advisors at the palace got up, remained with him, and tried to help him get up from the ground, but he would not do so. He also wouldn't eat with them. A week later, the child died, and David's staff was afraid to tell him that the child had died. They were telling themselves, "Look, when the child was still alive, we talked to him but he wouldn't listen to what we said. Now what kind of trouble will he bring on himself if we tell him that the child has died?" read more.
But as David observed his staff whispering together, he perceived that the child had died, so he asked his staff, "Is the child dead?" They replied, "He has died." At this, David got up from the ground, washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, and went into the LORD's tent to worship. Then he went back to his palace where, at his request, they served him food and he ate. His staff asked him, "What's this about? When the child was alive, you fasted and cried. Now that the child has died, you get up and eat!" He answered, "When the child was alive, I fasted and cried. I asked myself, "Who knows? Maybe the LORD will show grace to me and the child will live.'

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified » Our lord

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Approaching danger

Esther 4:16

"Go and gather all the Jewish people who are in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night or day. Both I and my young women will also fast in the same way, and then I'll go in to the king, even though it's against the law. And if I perish, I perish."

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Esther

Esther 4:16

"Go and gather all the Jewish people who are in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night or day. Both I and my young women will also fast in the same way, and then I'll go in to the king, even though it's against the law. And if I perish, I perish."

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

Ezra 8:21

Then I called for a fast there at the Ahava River so we could humble ourselves before our God and seek from him an appropriate way for us and our little ones to live, and how we should guard our personal wealth,

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted and asked our God about this, and he listened to 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

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me to do the work for which I called them." Then they fasted and prayed, laid their hands on them, and let them go.

Fasting » For the chastening of the soul

Psalm 69:10

I weep and fast, and I am mocked for it.

Fasting » For the humbling of the soul

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

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

The people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least important. When the message reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, removed his royal garments, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat down in ashes. Then he had this proclamation published throughout Nineveh: "By decree of the king and his nobles: read more.
No man or animal, herd or flock, is to taste anything, graze, or drink water. Instead, let both man and animal clothe themselves with sackcloth and cry out to God forcefully. Let every person turn from his evil ways and from his tendency to do violence. Who knows but that God may relent, have compassion, and turn from his fierce anger, so that we are not exterminated?" God took note of what they did that they turned from their evil ways. Because God relented concerning the trouble about which he had warned them, he did not carry it out.

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Primitive Christians

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Anna

Fasting » During forty days » moses

Deuteronomy 9:9

Then I went up to the mountain to receive the two stone Tablets of the Covenant that the LORD had established with you. I stayed on the mountain for 40 days and nights without eating food or drinking water.

Deuteronomy 9:18

I fell down in the LORD's presence, just as I had the first 40 days and nights. I did not eat food or drink water because of your sin. You had sinned by committing this evil in the sight of the LORD, thereby provoking 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

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me to do the work for which I called them." Then they fasted and prayed, laid their hands on them, and 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 message was revealed to Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar). The message was trustworthy and concerned a great conflict. He understood it and had insight concerning the vision. "At that time I, Daniel, had been mourning for three straight weeks. I ate no fancy foods neither meat nor wine entered my mouth. Furthermore, I didn't use any ointment until the end of the entire three weeks.

Fasting » Prolonged » For three weeks, by daniel

Daniel 10:2-3

"At that time I, Daniel, had been mourning for three straight weeks. I ate no fancy foods neither meat nor wine entered my mouth. Furthermore, I didn't use any ointment until the end of the entire three weeks.

Fasting » Private afflictions

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

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

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.

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

2 Samuel 3:35

Then all the people cried again because of him. Everyone tried to persuade David to have a meal while there was still daylight, but David took an oath by saying, "May God to do like this to me and more, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!"

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

2 Chronicles 20:3

In mounting fear, Jehoshaphat devoted himself to seek the LORD. He proclaimed a period of fasting throughout all of the territory of Judah,

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

Jeremiah 36:9

In the ninth month of the fifth year of the reign of Josiah's son Jehoiakim, king of Judah, a fast was proclaimed in the LORD's presence in Jerusalem for all the people of Jerusalem, as well as all the people who were coming from the towns of Judah.

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

Ezra 10:6

Ezra arose in front of the Temple of God to visit the apartment of Eliashib's son Jehohanan. While there, he neither ate nor drank because he was in mourning over the sins of those who had returned from exile.

Fasting » Instances of » Of the consecration of the elders

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

Judges 20:26

All the Israelis, including its army, went up from there to Bethel and wept, remaining there in the LORD's presence, fasting throughout the day until dusk, when they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings in the LORD's presence.

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

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.

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

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

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

Psalm 69:10

I weep and fast, and I am mocked for it.

Fasting » Prolonged » Elijah

1 Kings 19:8

So Elijah got up, ate and drank, and survived on that one meal for 40 days and nights as he set out on his journey to Horeb, God's mountain.

Fasting » Habitual » By cornelius

Acts 10:30

Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this very hour, three o'clock in the afternoon, I was praying in my home. All at once a man in radiant clothes stood in front of me

Fasting » Observed on occasions of public calamities

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.

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

Daniel 6:18

Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

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

Fasting » Habitual » By john's disciples

Fasting » Habitual » By anna

Fasting » Approaching danger

Esther 4:16

"Go and gather all the Jewish people who are in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night or day. Both I and my young women will also fast in the same way, and then I'll go in to the king, even though it's against 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

For three days he couldn't see, and he didn't eat or drink anything.

Fasting » Instances of » Of daniel » Prayers » Deliverance

Fasting » Prolonged » Jesus

Fasting » Accompanied by prayer

Mourning » For the dead » Fasting

2 Samuel 3:35

Then all the people cried again because of him. Everyone tried to persuade David to have a meal while there was still daylight, but David took an oath by saying, "May God to do like this to me and more, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!"

1 Samuel 31:13

They took their bones, buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted for seven days.

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.

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 come out except by prayer and fasting."

Fasting For Long Periods

2;34;28

While Moses was there with the LORD for 40 days and 40 nights, he did not eat or drink. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Fasting In Mourning

9;1;7-8

Elkanah would do this year after year, as often as Hannah went up to the house of the LORD. Likewise, Peninnah would provoke her, and Hannah would cry and would not eat.

Fasting Regularly

42;2;37

and then as a widow for 84 years. She never left the Temple, but continued to worship there night and day with times of fasting and prayer.

Fasting, Accompanied By

15;8;23

So we fasted and asked our God about this, and he listened to us.

Fasting, Examples Of

10;12;16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

Fasting, Nature Of

15;10;6

Ezra arose in front of the Temple of God to visit the apartment of Eliashib's son Jehohanan. While there, he neither ate nor drank because he was in mourning over the sins of those who had returned from exile.

Fasting, Of Hypocrites

23;58;4-5

"Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for fighting, and for hitting with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice heard on high.

Fasting, Practice Of

24;14;11-12

Then the LORD told me, "Don't pray for the welfare of these people.

Fasting, Reasons For

13;10;11-12

When all the residents of Jabesh-gilead heard everything that the Philistines had done to Saul,

Pointless Fasting

10;12;23

But now that he has died, what's the point of fasting? Can I bring him back again? I'll be going to be with him, but he won't be returning to me."

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