Here are some verses on fasting. Read them — Study them — Meditate upon them

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And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

 

Exodus 24:18

 

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And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

 

Exodus 34:28

 

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When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, [even] the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:

 

Deuteronomy 9:9

 

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And I fell down before the Lord, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.

 

Deuteronomy 9:18

 

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And they gathered together to Mizpeh, 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 children of Israel in Mizpeh.

 

1 Samuel 7:6

 

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And they took their bones, and buried [them] under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

 

1 Samuel 31:13

 

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And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

 

2 Samuel 1:12

 

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And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.

 

2 Samuel 3:35

 

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David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

 

2 Samuel 12:16

 

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Then said his servants unto him, What thing [is] this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, [while it was] alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell [whether] God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

 

2 Samuel 12:21-23

 

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And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

 

1 Kings 19:8

 

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They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

 

1 Chronicles 10:12

 

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Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them. And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

 

Nehemiah 9:1-2

 

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Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which [is] not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

 

Esther 4:16

 

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But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

 

Psalms 35:13

 

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Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the Lord in the ears of the people in the Lord's house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

 

Jeremiah 36:6

 

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Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

 

Daniel 6:18

 

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And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

 

Daniel 9:3

 

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In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

 

Daniel 10:2-3

 

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And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

 

Matthew 4:2

 

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Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

 

Matthew 9:14

 

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And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

 

Mark 1:12-13

 

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And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

 

Mark 2:18

 

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And she [was] a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served [God] with fastings and prayers night and day.

 

Luke 2:37

 

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And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

 

Luke 4:1-2

 

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And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

 

Acts 10:30

 

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And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away.

 

Acts 13:3

 

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And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

 

Acts 14:23

 

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In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

 

2 Corinthians 6:5

 

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In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

 

2 Corinthians 11:27

 

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Pastor Jason Stoeber

Senior Pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Londonderry, NH.

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