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Bible Verses About Fasting

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There is great power in prayer and fasting.

What does Bible say about Christian fasting? Below are some Bible verses about fasting.

6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
~ Isaiah 58 : 6 – 7 NIV

16″When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 17But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
~ Matthew 6 : 16 – 18 NIV

Jesus Questioned About Fasting
14Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”
15Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.
Matthew 9 : 14 – 15 NIV

“Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted?
~ Zechariah 7 : 5 NIV

15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
~ Esther 4 : 15 – 16 NIV

29 “This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves [a] and not do any work—whether native-born or an alien living among you-
~ Leviticus 16 : 29b NIV

3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
~ Daniel 9 : 3 NIV

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