Luke 5:33

“And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 5:33

And they said vnto him, Why doe the disciples of Iohn fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees: but thine eat and drinke?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they said to Him, "The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the {disciples} of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said unto him, The disciples of John fast often, and make supplications; likewise also the `disciples' of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, The disciples of John frequently go without food, and make prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees; but your disciples take food and drink.
- Basic English Bible

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make supplications, in like manner those also of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink?
- Darby Bible

And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
- Webster's Bible

Again they said to Him, "John's disciples fast often and pray, as do also those of the pharisees; but yours eat and drink."
- Weymouth Bible

They said to him, "Why do John's disciples often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?"
- World English Bible

And thei seiden to hym, Whi the disciplis of Joon fasten ofte, and maken preieris, also and of Farisees, but thine eten and drynken?
- Wycliffe Bible

And they said unto him, `Wherefore do the disciples of John fast often, and make supplications -- in like manner also those of the Pharisees -- but thine do eat and drink?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 5:33

Wesley's Notes for Luke 5:33


5:33 Make prayers - Long and solemn. #Mt 9:14|; Mr 2:18.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 5:33


Lu 5:33 Why do the disciples of John fast? Intended as a rebuke for their attendance at a great feast. Jesus shows that fasting ought not to be form, but to have a meaning.

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