Quotes & Promises
Inspirational & Famous Quotes
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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.
Yet when they were ill, I put on
sackcloth and humbled myself with
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion,
declare a holy fast, call a sacred
16 Gather the people,
consecrate the assembly; bring
together the elders, gather the
children, those nursing at the
breast. Let the bridegroom leave
his room and the bride her
17 Let the priests, who
minister before the LORD, weep
between the temple porch and the
altar. Let them say, "Spare your
people, O LORD. Do not make your
inheritance an object of scorn, a
byword among the nations. Why
should they say among the peoples,
'Where is their God?' "
18 Then the LORD will be
jealous for his land and take pity
on his people.
Jesus answered, "It is written:
'Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from
the mouth of God."
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as
the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure
their faces, that they may appear
unto men to fast. Verily I say
unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou fastest,
anoint thine head, and wash thy
face; That thou appear not unto
men to fast, but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and thy
Father, which seeth in secret,
shall reward thee openly.
Do not be carried away by all
kinds of strange teachings. It is
good for our hearts to be
strengthened by grace, not by
ceremonial foods, which are of no
value to those who eat them.
Inspirational Quotes from Famous People
He that eats
till he is sick must fast till he
Whoso will pray, he must fast and
be clean, And fat his soul, and
make his body lean.
(English poet, 1342/3-1400)
When the stomach is full, it is
easy to talk of fasting.
- St. Jerome
of the Latin church, 340?-420)
If a man has nothing to eat,
fasting is the most intelligent
thing he can do.
--Hermann Hesse German, Novelist
He that lives upon hope will die
--Benjamin Franklin American,
It's clearly more important to
treat one's fellow man well than
to be always praying and fasting
and touching one's head to a
--Naguib Mahfouz Egyptian,