Mark 2:20


Mark 2:20 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 2:20

But the days will come
As they were in some sense now come to the disciples of John, their master being taken up by Herod, and confined in prison, and so it was a mourning time with them:

when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall
they fast in those days:
referring to the time of the sufferings and death of Christ, which would be, and was a sorrowful season to his disciples.

Mark 2:20 In-Context

18 The disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees made a practice of fasting. Some people confronted Jesus: "Why do the followers of John and the Pharisees take on the discipline of fasting, but your followers don't?"
19 Jesus said, "When you're celebrating a wedding, you don't skimp on the cake and wine. You feast. Later you may need to pull in your belt, but not now. As long as the bride and groom are with you, you have a good time. No one throws cold water on a friendly bonfire. This is Kingdom Come!"
21 He went on, "No one cuts up a fine silk scarf to patch old work clothes; you want fabrics that match.
22 And you don't put your wine in cracked bottles."
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