27 occurrences

'Fasting' in the Bible

It shall be a statute to you forever that in the seventh month [nearly October] on the tenth day of the month you shall afflict yourselves [by fasting with penitence and humiliation] and do no work at all, either the native-born or the stranger who dwells temporarily among you.

It is a sabbath of [solemn] rest to you, and you shall afflict yourselves [by fasting with penitence and humiliation]; it is a statute forever.

Also the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement; it shall be a holy [called] assembly, and you shall afflict yourselves [by fasting in penitence and humility] and present an offering made by fire to the Lord.

For whoever is not afflicted [by fasting in penitence and humility] on this day shall be cut off from among his people [that he may not be included in the atonement made for them].

It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict yourselves [by fasting in penitence and humility]. On the ninth day of the month from evening to evening you shall keep your sabbath.

Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month, the Israelites were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth and with earth upon their heads.

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

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting, and I prayed with head bowed on my breast.

When I wept and humbled myself with fasting, I was jeered at and humiliated;

[The facts are that] you fast only for strife and debate and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Fasting as you do today will not cause your voice to be heard on high.

Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord?

Therefore you go, and on a day of fasting, in the hearing of all the people in the Lord's house, you shall read the words of the Lord which you have written on the scroll at my dictation. Also you shall read them in the hearing of all who come out of the cities of Judah.

Then the king went to his palace and passed the night fasting, neither were instruments of music or dancing girls brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].

And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy and sour and dreary like the hypocrites, for they put on a dismal countenance, that their fasting may be apparent to and seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full already.

So that your fasting may not be noticed by men but by your Father, Who sees in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.

Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were observing a fast; and [some people] came and asked Jesus, Why are John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fasting, but Your disciples are not doing so?

Then they said to Him, The disciples of John practice fasting often and offer up prayers of [special] petition, and so do [the disciples] of the Pharisees also, but Yours eat and drink.

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Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחז 
'achaz 
Usage: 66

אמן 
'aman 
Usage: 108

אספּרנא 
'ocparna' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

דּבק 
Dabaq 
Usage: 54

טבע 
Taba` 
Usage: 10

טות 
T@vath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

יצב 
Yatsab 
Usage: 48

יצק 
Yatsaq 
Usage: 53

לחץ 
Lachats 
Usage: 19

נחת 
Nachath 
Usage: 9

נטע 
Nata` 
Usage: 58

סמך 
Camak 
Usage: 48

צוּם 
Tsuwm 
fast , at all
Usage: 21

צם צום 
Tsowm 
Usage: 26

צמד 
Tsamad 
Usage: 5

צנח 
Tsanach 
Usage: 3

רדם 
Radam 
Usage: 7

תּקע 
Taqa` 
Usage: 68

ἄσιτος 
Asitos 
Usage: 1

ἀσφαλίζω 
Asphalizo 
Usage: 4

ἀτενίζω 
Atenizo 
Usage: 14

ἐρείδω 
Ereido 
Usage: 1

καθάπτω 
Kathapto 
fasten on
Usage: 1

κατέχω 
Katecho 
hold , hold fast , keep , possess , stay , take , have , make ,
Usage: 16

κρατέω 
Krateo 
hold , take , lay hold on , hold fast , take by , lay hold upon , lay hand on ,
Usage: 33

νηστεία 
Nesteia 
Usage: 6

νηστεύω 
Nesteuo 
Usage: 10

νῆστις 
Nestis 
Usage: 0

στήκω 
Steko 
Usage: 7

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49