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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus has started to show that He is God. He heals the body as well as the soul. He forgives sin and makes one whole. Thank you Jesus, our mighty Saviour and Jehovah.
  • Zeingoff
    While Jesus was on earth the children partied but the time has come when he is with the Father and the children shall fast. That means we must pay attention to our life on earth. Jesus is not here to forgive sins so easily! We can't assume we are saved while leading a wretched life. If we are forgiven doesn't depend upon us but the Father. Jesus has the ear of the Father. Pray and sin not
  • A disciple
    (12-16) When any of us came to the crisis point in our life, that led us to seek cleansing and forgiveness and salvation; did any of us do it because it was popular? or because of merely seeking relief from our distresses? Why do you think, that the Lord always kept His one on one dealings with people private? He never, NEVER, used His power for advertising, as so many think they have to do!
  • Mukisa francis
    Let us listen the word of our God like simon did !
  • Bruce
    Gift:v37-38 we are the vessel that Christ cleans up so the spirit can move-in 2nd Corinthians 5:17. I sure messed up a lot(sin). I am thankful for First John 1: 6-10, 2:1-- Satan surely knows our weakest point he will never stop his attacks on the Lords people!! Put on all of The Lords armor-- Ephesians 6:11--- ! We are surely in the birth pains! Hang on stay near the cross WE are soon going HOME.
  • Gift
    Vs 37.
    I was born in a Christian family where Dad and Mam are in full time ministry.But this didnt/doesnt qualify my salvation,i got born again 5years ago but i use to struggle with an addicition of irotic videos(even pornography) inspite confersing Christ.The issue was i didnt renew my mind so it was like putting new wine in an old bottle.Transformation comes by the renewing of the mind

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