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Mark 2:18

    Mark 2:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples fast not?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And John's disciples and the Pharisees were taking no food: and they came and said to him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees go without food, but your disciples do not?

    Webster's Revision

    And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

    World English Bible

    John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and asked him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

    Definitions for Mark 2:18

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 2:18

    Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast - See this largely explained on Matthew 9:14 (note), etc. The following vices are very common to Pharisees.

    1. They are more busied in censuring the conduct of others than in rectifying their own.

    2. They desire that every one should regulate his piety by theirs; and embrace their particular customs and forms of devotion.

    3. They speak of and compare themselves with other people, only that they may have an opportunity of distinguishing and exalting themselves.

    On the nature, times, and duration of fasting, see Matthew 6:16; Matthew 9:15.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 2:18

    And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast - Were accustomed often to fast. Compare Luke 5:33; Luke 18:12.

    And they come and say - The disciples of John come, Matthew 9:4.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 2:18

    2:18 Mt 9:14; Lu 5:33.