New Living Translation
One day the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus and asked him, "Why don't your disciples fast like we do and the Pharisees do?"
King James Bible
Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
Darby Bible Translation
Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees often fast, but thy disciples fast not?
World English Bible
Then John's disciples came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast?"
Young's Literal Translation
Then come to him do the disciples of John, saying, 'Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:14 Then - While he was at table. Mark 2:18; Luke 5:33.
LibraryThe Compassion of Jesus
THIS is said of Christ Jesus several times in the New Testament. The original word is a very remarkable one. It is not found in classic Greek. It is not found in the Septuagint. The fact is, it was a word coined by the evangelists themselves. They did not find one in the whole Greek language that suited their purpose, and therefore they had to make one. It is expressive of the deepest emotion; a striving of the bowels--a yearning of the innermost nature with pity. As the dictionaries tell us-- Ex …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914
Eleventh Day for More Labourers
Dread of Ridicule.
Jesus replied, "Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Once when John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, some people came to Jesus and asked, "Why don't your disciples fast like John's disciples and the Pharisees do?"
One day some people said to Jesus, "John the Baptist's disciples fast and pray regularly, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why are your disciples always eating and drinking?"
I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.'
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