1 sn John refers to John the Baptist.
2 tn Grk “him”; the referent (Jesus) has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
4 sn John’s disciples and the Pharisees followed typical practices with regard to fasting and prayer. Many Jews fasted regularly (Lev 16:29-34; 23:26-32; Num 29:7-11). The zealous fasted twice a week on Monday and Thursday.