Mark 2:18-22 CSB

A Question about Fasting

18 Now John's disciples and the Phariseesa were fasting. People came and asked Him, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

References for Mark 2:18

    • g 2:18 - Other mss read the disciples of John and of the Pharisees
      19 Jesus said to them, "The wedding guests b cannot fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, they cannot fast.

      References for Mark 2:19

        • h 2:19 - Lit The sons of the bridal chamber
          20 But the time c will come when the groom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.

          References for Mark 2:20

            • i 2:20 - Lit the days
              21 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new patch pulls away from the old cloth, and a worse tear is made.
              22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost as well as the skins. d But new wine is for fresh wineskins."

              References for Mark 2:22

                • j 2:22 - Other mss read the wine spills out and the skins will be ruined