A Question About Fasting
Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, l "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?"
And Jesus said to them, "Can m the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and n then they will fast.
"No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.
"Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?
Luke 5:33 - 35
Then they said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?
'I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.
So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.