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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!

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.

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.

2 Chronicles 20:3

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

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!

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 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.'

Daniel 10:2

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

Isaiah 58:5

Is [the] fast I choose like this, a day for humankind to humiliate {himself}? To bow his head like a reed, and {make} his bed [on] sackcloth and ashes; you call this a fast and a day of pleasure to Yahweh?

Jeremiah 36:9

{And then} in the fifth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the towns of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast {before} Yahweh.

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 58:6

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?

Ezra 8:23

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

Luke 5:35

But days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days."

Matthew 15:32

And Jesus summoned his disciples [and] said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have remained with me three days already and do not have anything to eat, and I do not want to send them away hungry lest they give out on the way."

Joel 2:15

Blow [the] trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call an assembly;

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}.

Matthew 9:15

And Jesus said to them, "{The bridegroom's attendants} are not able to mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them. But days are coming when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Jonah 3:7

And he had a proclamation made, and said, "In Nineveh, by a decree of the king and his nobles: "No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything! They must not eat, and they must not drink water!

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?

2 Samuel 12:23

But now he [is] dead. Why [should I be] fasting? [Am] I able to return him again? I [am] going to him, but he cannot return to me."

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.

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

Proverbs 4:13

Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him.

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!"

Judges 20:26

And all the {Israelites} and all the troops went up and came to Bethel and wept; and they sat there before Yahweh and fasted on that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before Yahweh.

Nehemiah 9:1

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

1 Kings 21:9

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

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Fasting » Examples of » Israel

1 Samuel 20:34

Jonathan got up from the table {enraged}, and did not eat on the second day of the new moon because he was upset about David, because his father had disgraced him.

2 Samuel 3:35

Then all the people came to give David food. Still on that day, David swore, "{May God punish me} if I taste food or anything before the sun goes down."

1 Samuel 31:13

Then they took their bones and buried [them] under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and they fasted [for] seven days.

1 Samuel 7:6

So they gathered to Mizpah and drew water and poured [it] out before Yahweh. They fasted on that day and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh!" So Samuel judged the {Israelites} at Mizpah.

Fasting » General references to

Matthew 9:15

And Jesus said to them, "{The bridegroom's attendants} are not able to mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them. But days are coming when the bridegroom is 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 weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

Psalm 69:10

When I wept in the fasting of my soul, it became reproaches for me.

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!

Jeremiah 14:12

Although they fast, I [am] not listening to their cry of entreaty. And although they present burnt offering and grain offering, I [am] not favorable to them. But by the sword, and by the famine, and by the plague, I [am] about to destroy them."

More verses: Zechariah 7:5

Fasting » Duty of

Matthew 6:17-18

But [when] you are fasting, {put olive oil on your head} and wash your face 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.

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.

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.

Fasting » National--exemplified

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.

Esther 4:3

In every province [each] place where the king's edict and his law came, there [was] great mourning for the Jews with fasting, crying, wailing, [and] sackcloth; and ashes were spread out as a bed for them.

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.

Judges 20:26

And all the {Israelites} and all the troops went up and came to Bethel and wept; and they sat there before Yahweh and fasted on that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before Yahweh.

Fasting » Examples of » Elijah

1 Kings 21:27

When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth over his flesh, fasted, lay in the sackcloth, and went about dejectedly.

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights up to Horeb, the mountain of God.

1 Chronicles 10:12

every strong man arose and took the dead body of Saul and the dead bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh. And they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh and fasted seven days.

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights. He ate no food and drank no water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Deuteronomy 9:9

{When I went up the mountain} to receive {the stone tablets}, the tablets of the covenant that Yahweh {made} with you, and remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights, I did not eat food and I did not drink water.

Deuteronomy 9:18

And [then] I lay prostrate {before} Yahweh, as earlier, forty days and forty nights; I did not eat food and I did not drink water because of all your sins that you committed, by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh [and so] provoking him.

Fasting » Examples of » -ezra

Ezra 10:6

Ezra rose from before the house of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He did not eat food nor drink water because he was mourning over the sin of the exiles.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him.

Nehemiah 9:1

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

Fasting » During forty days » Jesus

Matthew 4:1-2

Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil, and [after he] had fasted forty days and forty nights, then he was hungry.

Mark 1:12-13

And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.

Luke 4:1-2

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days, and [when] they were completed, he was hungry.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Humiliation

Deuteronomy 9:18

And [then] I lay prostrate {before} Yahweh, as earlier, forty days and forty nights; I did not eat food and I did not drink water because of all your sins that you committed, by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh [and so] provoking him.

Nehemiah 9:1

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

Fasting » Accompanied by » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

So they gathered to Mizpah and drew water and poured [it] out before Yahweh. They fasted on that day and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh!" So Samuel judged the {Israelites} at Mizpah.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

On the twenty-fourth day of this month the {Israelites} gathered in fasting, in sackcloths, and with soil on them. Those of the seed of Israel separated themselves from all of the foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors.

Fasting » Promises connected with

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 58:8-12

Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall grow quickly. And your salvation shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh will be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and Yahweh himself will answer. You shall cry for help, and he will say, 'Here I [am]!' If you remove from among you [the] yoke, the {finger-pointing} and {evil speech}, if you offer your soul to the hungry, and you satisfy [the] appetite of [the] afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness, and your darkness [will be] like noon. read more.
And Yahweh will lead you continually, and satisfy your soul in a barren land, and he will strengthen your bones, and you shall be like a well-watered garden, and like a spring of water whose water does not fail. And they shall rebuild ancient ruins from you; you shall erect [the] foundations of {many generations,} and {you shall be called} [the] bricklayer [of] [the] breach, [the] restorer of paths to live [in].

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Rejected

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!

Jeremiah 14:12

Although they fast, I [am] not listening to their cry of entreaty. And although they present burnt offering and grain offering, I [am] not favorable to them. But by the sword, and by the famine, and by the plague, I [am] about to destroy them."

Fasting » Should be unto God

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.

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?

Fasting » Examples of » moses

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights. He ate no food and drank no water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Judges 20:26

And all the {Israelites} and all the troops went up and came to Bethel and wept; and they sat there before Yahweh and fasted on that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before Yahweh.

Fasting » Prolonged » For forty days, by moses

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights. He ate no food and drank no water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Deuteronomy 9:9

{When I went up the mountain} to receive {the stone tablets}, the tablets of the covenant that Yahweh {made} with you, and remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights, I did not eat food and I did not drink water.

Exodus 24:18

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

Deuteronomy 9:18

And [then] I lay prostrate {before} Yahweh, as earlier, forty days and forty nights; I did not eat food and I did not drink water because of all your sins that you committed, by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh [and so] provoking him.

Fasting » Habitual » By pharisees

Mark 2:18

And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and said to him, "{Why} do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

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

1 Kings 21:27

When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth over his flesh, fasted, lay in the sackcloth, and went about dejectedly.

1 Kings 20:29

These encamped opposite for seven days, and it happened on the seventh day that {the battle began}, and the {Israelites} killed the Arameans, one hundred thousand infantry 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 weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him.

Fasting » Examples of » Daniel

Daniel 10:3

I had not eaten [any] choice food, and meat and wine did not enter my mouth, and {I did not use any ointment} {until the end of three whole weeks}.

Fasting » Examples of » Paul and barnabas

Acts 27:33

And until the day was about to come, Paul was urging [them] all to take [some] food, saying, "Today [is the] fourteenth day you have waited [anxiously], [and] you have continued without eating, having taken nothing.

Fasting » Examples of » Christ

Luke 4:1-2

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days, and [when] they were completed, he was hungry.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Ordination of ministers

Fasting » Accompanied by » Prayer

Ezra 8:23

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

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Judgments of God

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.

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

1 Samuel 31:13

Then they took their bones and buried [them] under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and they fasted [for] seven days.

1 Chronicles 10:12

every strong man arose and took the dead body of Saul and the dead bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh. And they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh and fasted seven days.

Fasting » Examples of » Paul

Acts 9:9

And he was {unable to see} [for] three days, and he did not eat or drink.

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

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Paul

Fasting » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

So they gathered to Mizpah and drew water and poured [it] out before Yahweh. They fasted on that day and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh!" So Samuel judged the {Israelites} at Mizpah.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

On the twenty-fourth day of this month the {Israelites} gathered in fasting, in sackcloths, and with soil on them. Those of the seed of Israel separated themselves from all of the foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors.

Fasting » Afflictions

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}.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him.

Fasting » How not to fast

Matthew 6:16-18

"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! But [when] you are fasting, {put olive oil on your head} and wash your face 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.

Fasting » How to fast

Matthew 6:16-18

"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! But [when] you are fasting, {put olive oil on your head} and wash your face 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.

Fasting » Humiliation

Deuteronomy 9:18

And [then] I lay prostrate {before} Yahweh, as earlier, forty days and forty nights; I did not eat food and I did not drink water because of all your sins that you committed, by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh [and so] provoking him.

Nehemiah 9:1

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

Fasting » Not to be made a subject of display

Matthew 6:16-18

"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! But [when] you are fasting, {put olive oil on your head} and wash your face 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.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Private afflictions

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

1 Samuel 31:13

Then they took their bones and buried [them] under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and they 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 called a fast, and they seated Naboth at the head of the people.

Fasting » Of the wicked--exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:27

When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth over his flesh, fasted, lay in the sackcloth, and went about dejectedly.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Public calamities

2 Samuel 1:12

Then they mourned and wept and fasted over Saul and Jonathan his son until the evening, [as well] as over the people of Yahweh and over the house of Israel because they had fallen by the sword.

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Described

Isaiah 58:4-5

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. Is [the] fast I choose like this, a day for humankind to humiliate {himself}? To bow his head like a reed, and {make} his bed [on] sackcloth and ashes; you call this a fast and a day of pleasure to Yahweh?

Fasting » Spirit of, explained

Isaiah 58:6-7

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? [Is it] not to break your bread for the hungry? You must bring {home} [the] poor, [the] homeless. When you see [the] naked, you must cover him, and you must not hide yourself from your {relatives}.

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified » Elijah

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights up to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Afflictions of the church

Luke 5:33-35

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!" So he said to them, "You are not able to make the {bridegroom's attendants} fast as long as the bridegroom is with them, [are you]? But days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days."

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Disciples of john

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Nehemiah

Fasting » Of hypocrites » Ostentatious

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!

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

2 Samuel 12:16-22

David pleaded [with] God on behalf of the boy and David fasted. He went to spend the night and lay upon the ground. The elders of his household stood over him to lift him up from the ground, but he [was] not willing, and he did not eat [any] food with them. It happened on the seventh day that the child died, and the servants of David [were] afraid to tell him that the child [was] dead, for they said, "Look, when the child [was] alive, we spoke to him, but he would not listen to our voice. How can we tell him, 'The child [is] dead'? He may do [something] evil." read more.
When David saw that his servants [were] whispering together, he realized that the child [was] dead. Then David said to his servants, "[Is] the child dead?" And they said, "He [is] dead." David stood up from the ground and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothing. Then he went [to] the house of Yahweh and worshiped, and he went to his [own] house. He asked, so they served him food, and he ate. Then his servants said to him, "What [is] this thing that you have done? While the child [was] alive, you fasted and wept; [now] that the child has died, you get up and eat food!" He said, "When the child [was] still alive, I fasted and I wept because I thought, 'Who knows? Yahweh may have mercy on me that the child will live.'

Fasting » Extraordinary--exemplified » Our lord

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Approaching danger

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.

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Esther

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.

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

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.

Ezra 8:23

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

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 [while] they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart now for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, [after they] had fasted and prayed and placed [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away.

Fasting » For the chastening of the soul

Psalm 69:10

When I wept in the fasting of my soul, it became reproaches for me.

Fasting » For the humbling of the soul

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}.

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 people of Nineveh believed in God, and they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth--from the greatest of them {to the least important}. And the news reached the king of Nineveh, and he rose from his throne and removed his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in the ashes. And he had a proclamation made, and said, "In Nineveh, by a decree of the king and his nobles: "No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything! They must not eat, and they must not drink water! read more.
And [the] human beings and [the] animals must be covered [with] sackcloth! And they must call forcefully to God, and each must turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may relent and change his mind and turn {from his blazing anger} {so that} we will not perish." And God saw their deeds--that they turned from their evil ways--and God changed his mind about the evil that he had said [he would] bring upon them, and he did not do [it].

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 stone tablets}, the tablets of the covenant that Yahweh {made} with you, and remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights, I did not eat food and I did not drink water.

Deuteronomy 9:18

And [then] I lay prostrate {before} Yahweh, as earlier, forty days and forty nights; I did not eat food and I did not drink water because of all your sins that you committed, by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh [and so] provoking him.

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 [while] they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart now for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, [after they] had fasted and prayed and placed [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away.

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

Daniel 10:1-3

In the third year of Cyrus [the] king of [the] Persians, a word was revealed to Daniel, who was called [by] his name Belteshazzar, and the word [was] reliable and [it concerned] a great tribulation, and he understood the word and {he received understanding}. In those days, I, Daniel, I [myself] was [in] mourning {for three whole weeks}. I had not eaten [any] choice food, and meat and wine did not enter my mouth, and {I did not use any ointment} {until the end of three whole weeks}.

Fasting » Prolonged » For three weeks, by daniel

Daniel 10:2-3

In those days, I, Daniel, I [myself] was [in] mourning {for three whole weeks}. I had not eaten [any] choice food, and meat and wine did not enter my mouth, and {I did not use any ointment} {until the end of three whole weeks}.

Fasting » Private afflictions

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

2 Samuel 1:12

Then they mourned and wept and fasted over Saul and Jonathan his son until the evening, [as well] as over the people of Yahweh and over the house of Israel because they had fallen by the sword.

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

2 Samuel 3:35

Then all the people came to give David food. Still on that day, David swore, "{May God punish me} if I taste food or anything before the sun goes 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

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

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

Jeremiah 36:9

{And then} in the fifth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the towns of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast {before} Yahweh.

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

Ezra 10:6

Ezra rose from before the house of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He did not eat food nor drink water because he was mourning over the sin of the exiles.

Fasting » Instances of » Of the consecration of the elders

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

Judges 20:26

And all the {Israelites} and all the troops went up and came to Bethel and wept; and they sat there before Yahweh and fasted on that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before Yahweh.

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

2 Samuel 1:12

Then they mourned and wept and fasted over Saul and Jonathan his son until the evening, [as well] as over the people of Yahweh and over the house of Israel because they had 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 weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

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

Psalm 69:10

When I wept in the fasting of my soul, it became reproaches for me.

Fasting » Prolonged » Elijah

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights up to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Fasting » Habitual » By cornelius

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

Fasting » Observed on occasions of public calamities

2 Samuel 1:12

Then they mourned and wept and fasted over Saul and Jonathan his son until the evening, [as well] as over the people of Yahweh and over the house of Israel because they had 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 spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in 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

So they gathered to Mizpah and drew water and poured [it] out before Yahweh. They fasted on that day and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh!" So Samuel judged the {Israelites} at Mizpah.

Fasting » Habitual » By john's disciples

Fasting » Habitual » By anna

Fasting » Approaching danger

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.

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 {unable to see} [for] three days, and he did not eat or drink.

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 came to give David food. Still on that day, David swore, "{May God punish me} if I taste food or anything before the sun goes down."

1 Samuel 31:13

Then they took their bones and buried [them] under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and they fasted [for] seven days.

2 Samuel 1:12

Then they mourned and wept and fasted over Saul and Jonathan his son until the evening, [as well] as over the people of Yahweh and over the house of Israel because they had fallen by the sword.

Pharisees » Traditions of, in regard to » Fasting

Prayer » Accompanied with » Fasting

Topics on Fasting

Fasting And Prayer

41;9;29

And he said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer."

Fasting For Long Periods

2;34;28

And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights. He ate no food and drank no water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Fasting In Mourning

9;1;7-8

And so he used to do year after year; {whenever} she went up to the house of Yahweh, she would provoke her so that she would weep and would not eat.

Fasting Regularly

42;2;37

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

Fasting, Accompanied By

15;8;23

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

Fasting, Examples Of

10;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.

Fasting, Nature Of

15;10;6

Ezra rose from before the house of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He did not eat food nor drink water because he was mourning over the sin of the exiles.

Fasting, Of Hypocrites

23;58;4-5

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.

Fasting, Practice Of

24;14;11-12

So Yahweh said to me, "You must not pray for this people, for [their] happiness.

Fasting, Reasons For

13;10;11-12

When all Jabesh-Gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

Pointless Fasting

10;12;23

But now he [is] dead. Why [should I be] fasting? [Am] I able to return him again? I [am] going to him, but he cannot return to me."