Luke 5:33-39 (Holman Christian Standard)

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A Question about Fasting

33 Then they said to Him, "John's disciples fast often and say prayers, and those of the Pharisees do the same, but Yours eat and drink."a 34 Jesus said to them, "You can't make the wedding guests b fast while the groom is with them, can you? 35 But the days will come when the groom will be taken away from them-then they will fast in those days." 36 He also told them a parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. Otherwise, not only will he tear the new, but also the piece from the new garment will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, it will spill, and the skins will be ruined. 38 But new wine should be put into fresh wineskins. c 39 And no one, after drinking old wine, wants new, because he says, 'The old is better.' " d
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