20 Bible Verses about Fasting

Bible Verses About Fasting
Bible Verses About Fasting – English Standard Version (ESV).

Exodus 34:28

So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments (Ex 34:28).

Judges 20:26

Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept. They sat there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord (Judges 20:26).

1 Samuel 7:6

So they gathered at Mizpah and drew water and poured it out before the Lord and fasted on that day and said there, “We have sinned against the Lord.” And Samuel judged the people of Israel at Mizpah (1 Sa 7:6).

2 Chronicles 20:3

Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah (2 Chr 20:3).

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty (Ezra 8:23).

Ezra 10:6

Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib, where he spent the night, neither eating bread nor drinking water, for he was mourning over the faithlessness of the exiles (Ezra 10:6).

Nehemiah 9:1-2

Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads. And the Israelites[a] separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers (Neh 9:1-2).

Psalm 35:13

But I, when they were sick I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest (Ps 35:13).

Psalm 69:10

When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, it became my reproach (Ps 69:10).

Isaiah 58:3

Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and oppress all your workers (Is 58:3).

Isaiah 58:6

Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? (Is 58:6).

Daniel 10:3

I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks (Da 10:3).

Joel 2:12

Yet even now, declares the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning (Jl 2:12).

Jonah 3:5

And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them (Jonah 3:5).

Matthew 6:16

And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward (Mt 6:16).

Matthew 6:17-18

But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you (Mt 6:17-18).

Luke 4:1-2

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry (Lc 4:1-2).

Acts 13:2

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2).

Acts 13:3

Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off (Acts 13:3).

Acts 14:23

And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed (Acts 14:23).

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