Mourning for the Dead: Fasting
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1 Samuel 31:13
And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
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2 Samuel 1:12
And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.
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2 Samuel 3:35
And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David swore, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.
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The Jews Make all Ready for the War; and Simon, the Son of Gioras ...
... is certain that such a seven days' mourning has been ... his own life, till Agrippa was
dead, which happened ... days' abode at Jerusalem, for fasting and preparation ...
/.../chapter 22 the jews make.htm

Jairus' Daughter and the Invalid Woman.
... things unto them [while he talked about fasting at Matthew's ... cries of those females
who made mourning a profession ... child ^a the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/lviii jairus daughter and the.htm

The Secret of Gladness
... when 'the Bridegroom is taken away' and fasting appropriate? ... The time of mourning
for an absent Christ was only ... the influence of the example of the dead may be ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the secret of gladness.htm

Letter xxxix. To Paula.
... down into the grave unto my son mourning"), but he ... life, and you give yourself daily
to fasting, to reading ... Dead to the world before your death, you have spent ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xxxix to paula.htm

Letter xxxvi. (AD 396. )
... of the week by fasting, in memory of the mourning with which ... death and the resurrection
of the dead. ... be symbolized, not by the hardship of fasting, but rather ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter xxxvi a d 396.htm

Levi-Matthew
... Not in idle mourning, in mere bodily humiliation and multitudinous ... They clung to
the dead forms, and turned away ... Fasting or prayer that is actuated by a self ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 28 levi-matthew.htm

Letter cxxii. To Rusticus.
... of hosts call to weeping and to mourning and to ... Saviour says: "let the dead bury
their dead" [3149] ); weep ... me with all your heart, and with fasting and with ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cxxii to rusticus.htm

Again on the Calamity of the City of Antioch. ...
... who are the most remiss to the effort of fasting. ... better to go to the house of mourning
than to ... life appeared trifling, and more unprofitable than dead things. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily xv again on the.htm

Blessed are they that Mourn
... blessed (says Chrysostom) who mourn for the dead, but rather ... tears and blood; and
when holy mourning is thus ... it in with religion, and make fasting a preface to ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/6 blessed are they that.htm

Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
... accustomed to wear; the putting on mourning; the strewing ... be saved was taken away,"
"continued fasting, having taken ... the people were fallen and dead, and Saul ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 27 upon our lords.htm



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