'Fasting' in the Bible
When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for a number of days, fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
On the twenty-fourth day of this month the Israelites assembled; they were fasting, wearing sackcloth, and had put dust on their heads.
in order to confirm these days of Purim at their proper time just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established them and just as they had committed themselves and their descendants to the practices of fasting and lamentation.
Yet when they were sick,my clothing was sackcloth;I humbled myself with fasting,and my prayer was genuine.
My knees are weak from fasting,and my body is emaciated.
so you must go and read from the scroll—which you wrote at my dictation—the words of the Lord in the hearing of the people at the temple of the Lord on a day of fasting. You must also read them in the hearing of all the Judeans who are coming from their cities.
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep.
So I turned my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and petitions, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
Even now—this is the Lord’s declaration—turn to Me with all your heart,with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
“Whenever you fast, don’t be sad-faced like the hypocrites. For they make their faces unattractiveso their fasting is obvious to people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!
so that you don’t show your fasting to people but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
[However, this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting.]”
Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. People came and asked Him, “Why do John’s disciples and the Pharisees’ disciples fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
And He told them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer [and fasting].”
As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to.”
When they had appointed elders in every church and prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
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