Bible verses about fasting

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Nehemiah 9:1 [WEB] Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth on them.

Nehemiah 9:1 [ASV] Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth upon them.

Nehemiah 9:1 [KJV] 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.

Nehemiah 9:1 [WB] 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.

Esther 4:3 [WB] And in every province whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 4:3 [KJV] And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 4:3 [ASV] And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 4:3 [WEB] In every province, wherever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 4:3 [OEB] In every province, wherever the king’s command and decree went, there was great mourning, fasting, weeping, and wailing among the Jews. Many of them sat in sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 4:16 [OEB] “Go, gather all the Jews in Susa and fast for me. Don’t eat nor drink anything for three days and nights. My maids and I will fast as well. Then I will go in to the king, although it is contrary to the law, and if I die, I die.”

Esther 9:31 [OEB] to confirm these days of Purim in their proper times, to be observed as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had directed and as the Jews had proscribed for themselves and their descendants, in the matter of the fastings and their cry of lamentation.

Esther 9:31 [WEB] to confirm these days of Purim in their appointed times, as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had decreed, and as they had imposed upon themselves and their descendants, in the matter of the fastings and their cry.

Esther 9:31 [ASV] to confirm these days of Purim in their appointed times, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had ordained for themselves and for their seed, in the matter of the fastings and their cry.

Esther 9:31 [KJV] To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.

Esther 9:31 [WB] To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.

Psalms 35:13 [WB] But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.

Psalms 35:13 [KJV] 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 [ASV] But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

Psalms 35:13 [WEB] But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.

Psalms 35:13 [OEB] But when they were sick, I put on sackcloth, and chastened myself with fasting. I prayed with head bowed low,

Psalms 69:10 [OEB] When I chastened myself with fasting, they took occasion to taunt me.

Psalms 69:10 [ASV] When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, That was to my reproach.

Psalms 69:10 [KJV] When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Psalms 69:10 [WB] When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Psalms 109:24 [WB] My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

Psalms 109:24 [KJV] My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

Psalms 109:24 [ASV] My knees are weak through fasting; And my flesh faileth of fatness.

Psalms 109:24 [OEB] My knees totter from fasting, my flesh is shrivelled and spare.

Psalms 109:24 [WEB] My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.

Jeremiah 36:6 [KJV] 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 [WB] 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 day of fasting: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

Daniel 6:18 [WB] Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

Daniel 6:18 [KJV] 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 [ASV] Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep fled from him.

Daniel 6:18 [WEB] Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep fled from him.

Daniel 9:3 [WEB] I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Daniel 9:3 [ASV] And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Daniel 9:3 [KJV] And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplication, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Daniel 9:3 [WB] And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Joel 2:12 [WB] Therefore also now, saith the LORD, Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Joel 2:12 [KJV] Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Joel 2:12 [ASV] Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Joel 2:12 [WEB] "Yet even now," says Yahweh, "turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning."

Joel 2:12 [OEB] But now this is the message of the Lord : Turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting and weeping and mourning,

Matthew 6:16 [OEB] “And, when you fast, do not put on gloomy looks, as hypocrites do who disfigure their faces so that they may be seen by people to be fasting. That, I tell you, is their reward!

Matthew 6:16 [WEB] "Moreover when you fast, don't be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 6:17 [OEB] But, when one of you fasts, they should anoint their head and wash their face,

Matthew 6:18 [OEB] so that they may not be seen by people to be fasting, but by their Father who dwells in secret; and their Father, who sees what is secret, will reward them.

Matthew 6:18 [WEB] so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 15:32 [WEB] Jesus summoned his disciples and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way."

Matthew 15:32 [ASV] And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, lest haply they faint on the way.

Matthew 15:32 [KJV] Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

Matthew 15:32 [WB] Then Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

Matthew 17:21 [WB] However, this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 17:21 [KJV] Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 17:21 [ASV] [But this kind goeth not out save by prayer and fasting.]

Matthew 17:21 [WEB] But this kind doesn't go out except by prayer and fasting."

Matthew 17:21 [OEB] (Note: Some later manuscripts add: But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.)

Mark 2:18 [OEB] Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and people came and asked Jesus, “Why is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, while yours do not?”

Mark 2:18 [WEB] John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and asked him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?"

Mark 2:18 [ASV] And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Mark 8:3 [ASV] and if I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way; and some of them are come from far.

Mark 8:3 [KJV] And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

Mark 8:3 [WEB] If I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come a long way."

Mark 8:3 [WB] And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for some of them came from a distance.

Mark 9:29 [WB] And he said to them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:29 [WEB] He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting."

Mark 9:29 [KJV] And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Luke 2:37 [KJV] 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 [ASV] and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day.

Luke 2:37 [WEB] and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.

Luke 2:37 [OEB] and then a widow, until she had reached the age of eighty-four. She never left the Temple Courts, but, fasting and praying, worshiped God night and day.

Luke 2:37 [WB] And she was a widow of about eighty four years, who departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

Luke 18:12 [OEB] I fast twice a week, and give a tenth of everything I get to God.’

Acts 10:30 [WEB] 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 [KJV] 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 [WB] 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 13:2 [OEB] While they were engaged in the worship of the Lord and were fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them.”

Acts 13:3 [OEB] ccordingly, after fasting and prayer, they placed their hands on them and dismissed them.

Acts 14:23 [OEB] They also appointed elders for them in every church, and, after prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord in whom they had learned to believe.

Acts 14:23 [WEB] When they had appointed elders for them in every assembly, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

Acts 14:23 [KJV] 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 [ASV] And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

Acts 14:23 [WB] And when they had ordained for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

Acts 27:33 [WB] And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take food, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

Acts 27:33 [ASV] And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take some food, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.

Acts 27:33 [KJV] And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

Acts 27:33 [WEB] While the day was coming on, Paul begged them all to take some food, saying, "This day is the fourteenth day that you wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.

1 Corinthians 7:5 [WEB] Don't deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and may be together again, that Satan doesn't tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 Corinthians 7:5 [KJV] Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

1 Corinthians 7:5 [WB] Defraud ye not one the other, except with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan may not tempt you for your incontinence.

2 Corinthians 6:5 [WB] In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 6:5 [KJV] In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 6:5 [ASV] in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 6:5 [WEB] in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 6:5 [OEB] in floggings, in imprisonments, in riots, in toils, in sleepless nights, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 11:27 [WEB] in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.

2 Corinthians 11:27 [ASV] [in] labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2 Corinthians 11:27 [KJV] In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2 Corinthians 11:27 [WB] In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.




What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obiendience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.