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Bible Verses About Fasting

"But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest."

Psalm 35:13 ESV

"I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks."

Daniel 10:3 ESV

"When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, it became my reproach."

Psalm 69:10 ESV

"And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed."

Acts 14:23 ESV

"“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."

Matthew 6:16-18 ESV

"Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,"

Psalm 35:13 NIV

"to establish these days of Purim at their designated times, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had decreed for them, and as they had established for themselves and their descendants in regard to their times of fasting and lamentation."

Esther 9:31 NIV

"In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many lay in sackcloth and ashes."

Esther 4:3 NIV

"[ The Israelites Confess Their Sins ] On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and having dust on their heads."

Nehemiah 9:1 NIV

"In those letters she wrote: "Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people."

1 Kings 21:9 NIV

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