Matthew 9:14

“Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then came to him the disciples of Iohn, saying, Why doe we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees frequently go without food, but your disciples do not?
- Basic English Bible

Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees often fast, but thy disciples fast not?
- Darby Bible

Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples fast not?
- Webster's Bible

At that time John's disciples came and asked Jesus, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?"
- Weymouth Bible

Then John's disciples came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast?"
- World English Bible

Thanne the disciplis of Joon camen to hym, and seiden, Whi we and Farisees fasten ofte, but thi disciplis fasten not?
- Wycliffe Bible

Then come to him do the disciples of John, saying, `Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 9:14


9:14 Then - While he was at table. #Mark 2:18|; Luke 5:33.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 9:14


Mt 9:14 Disciples of John. Some who still held aloof from Christ, and really sympathized with the Pharisees (Lu 5:33). Why do we and the Pharisees fast often? The Pharisees fasted twice a week (Lu 18:12), and these disciples imitated them. They could not understand why he did not require similar austerities.

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