New American Standard Bible
And they said to Him, "The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink."
King James Bible
And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
Darby Bible Translation
And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make supplications, in like manner those also of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink?
World English Bible
They said to him, "Why do John's disciples often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?"
Young's Literal Translation
And they said unto him, 'Wherefore do the disciples of John fast often, and make supplications -- in like manner also those of the Pharisees -- but thine do eat and drink?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See this passage illustrated in the notes at Matthew 9:14-17.
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Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they came and said to Him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."
And Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?
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