Luke 5:34

“And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto them, Can yee make the children of the Bride-chamber fast, while the Bridegrome is with them?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto them, Can ye make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said, Are you able to make the friends of the newly-married man go without food when he is with them?
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, Can ye make the sons of the bridechamber fast when the bridegroom is with them?
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, Can ye make the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
- Webster's Bible

Can you compel the bridal party to fast, replied Jesus, "so long as they have the bridegroom among them?
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
- World English Bible

To whiche he seide, Whether ye moun make the sones of the spouse to faste, while the spouse is with hem?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said unto them, `Are ye able to make the sons of the bride-chamber -- in the bridegroom being with them -- to fast?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 5:34


5:34 Can ye make - That is, is it proper to make men fast and mourn, during a festival solemnity?


Discussion for Luke 5

  • Bozki
    On Verse 36-39, The New garment or wine there is the Word of God and the Old garment or bottle is the Tradition, tradition is the thing ussually the elder do, the thing that they do because what others what their ancestors told them to do. and in this verses Jesus ask us Why we are living in this world doing the thing that others did. Why we are living everyday doing what our ancestors told us to do. Jesus Taught us to rely to believe and to live only into the Word of God, Jesus taught us to do only what the Word of God says, not what other people says. just always Remember this verse...Romans 12:2, And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
  • NENE
    Hi Annie verse 10 Jesus was letting Simon know that he was going to use him to catch men by showing them the way to truth that their souls may be saved. In Matthew 16: 18-19 Jesus told Peter which is Simon Peter that he was giving him the keys to the kingdom of heaven and as you read following Peter he told in Acts 2:36-47 what must we do to be saved and this is the key Jesus gave him which is true for all of us today until the end. Just keep reading, praying and seeking God for understanding . God Bless
  • what does chapter 10 mean?
  • Annie Smalls for verse 10
    could you please explain verse 10 were it said fear not from hence forth though shalt catch men. thank you
  • Ngozi
    verse 3-there were 2 ships and I asked myself why was it peter 's own that was used by the Lord as a point to preach d Word? this simply taught me that if I make myself available for the Lord to use me, He will make me outstanding wherever I go just as He blessed Simon with lots of catch
  • Charles ozuah
    Our Lord is great, and my generations will serve him to the end.

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