Mark 2:18
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English Standard Version
Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”

King James Bible
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

American Standard Version
And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the disiples of John and the Pharisees used to fast; and they come and say to him: Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast; but thy disciples do not fast?

English Revised Version
And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the disciples of John, and of the Pharisees, used to fast: and they come, and say to him, Why do the disciples of John, and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Weymouth New Testament
(Now John's disciples and those of the Pharisees were keeping a fast.)

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Vincent's Word Studies

And of the Pharisees

But the of is wrong. Read as Rev., John's disciples and the Pharisees.

Used to fast (ἦσαν νηστεύοντες)

The A. V. refers to the fact as a custom; but Mark means that they were observing a fast at that time. Hence the use of the participle with the finite verb. Rev., correctly, were fasting. The threefold repetition of the word.fast is characteristic of Mark. See Introduction.

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the disciples.

Matthew 9:14-17 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but your disciples fast not...

Luke 5:33-39 And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees...

Why.

Matthew 6:16,18 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces...

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

Cross References
Matthew 9:14
Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

Mark 2:19
And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

Luke 5:33
And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink."

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