Matthew 9:14

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Then John’s disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don’t fast?”

NIV ©

Then John’s disciples came and asked him, "How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

NASB ©

Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

NLT ©

One day the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus and asked him, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?"

MSG ©

A little later John's followers approached, asking, "Why is it that we and the Pharisees rigorously discipline body and spirit by fasting, but your followers don't?"

BBE ©

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees frequently go without food, but your disciples do not?

NRSV ©

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?"

NKJV ©

Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?"

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
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NET © Notes

sn John refers to John the Baptist.

tn Grk “him”; the referent (Jesus) has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

sn See the note on Pharisees in 3:7.

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.