Mark 2:18-22 LEB

On Fasting

18 And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and said to him, "{Why}a do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

References for Mark 2:18

    • ‘ 2:18 - Literally "for what" [reason]
      19 And Jesus said to them, "The {bridegroom's attendants}b are not able to fast while the bridegroom is with them, [are they]?c As long a time [as] they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to fast.

      References for Mark 2:19

        • ’ 2:19 - Literally "the sons of the bridal chamber"
        • “ 2:19 - The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here, indicated in the translation by the phrase "[are they]"
          20 But days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
          21 No one sews a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old garment. {Otherwise}d the patch pulls away from it--the new from the old--and the tear becomes worse.

          References for Mark 2:21

            • ” 2:21 - Literally "but if not"
              22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. {Otherwise}e the wine will burst the wineskins and the wine is destroyed and the wineskins [too]. But new wine [is put] into new wineskins."

              References for Mark 2:22

                • • 2:22 - Literally "but if not"