New American Standard Bible
"But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
King James Bible
But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
Darby Bible Translation
But days will come when the bridegroom shall have been taken away from them, and then shall they fast in that day.
World English Bible
But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that day.
Young's Literal Translation
but days shall come when the bridegroom may be taken from them, and then they shall fast -- in those days.
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'And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?'--Mark ii. 19. This part of our Lord's answer to the question put by John's disciples as to the reason for the omission of the practice of fasting by His followers. The answer is very simple. It is--'My disciples do not fast because they are not sad.' And the principle which underlies the answer is a very important one. It is this: that all outward forms of religion, appointed by man, ought only …
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The Call of Matthew.
And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
And Jesus said to them, "While the bridegroom is with them, the attendants of the bridegroom cannot fast, can they? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear results.
"But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days."
And He said to the disciples, "The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
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