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katapi HOME Mark 2:18-22 - The Question about Fasting  Mk.2.18-22 (Capernaum)- Mt.9.14-17, Lk.5.33-39 | KNSB Contents | notes

2 18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" 2 19 And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 2 20 The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. 2 21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 2 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but new wine is for fresh skins."


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