Fasting

In the Bible, fasting is usually mentioned in conjunction with other concepts.  Therefore, to understand the biblical view of fasting, it is best to identify the practices and ideas with which it is correlated.  Here are at least some of them.

Fasting and Humility

The following is an exhaustive list of the results of an NASB search on [fast hum].

Ezra 8:21

Psalm 35:13

Isaiah 58:3, 5

Fasting and Mourning

The following is an exhaustive list of the results of an NASB search on [fast mourn].

Matthew 9:15

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2 Samuel 1:12

Nehemiah 1:4

Esther 4:3

Joel 2:12

Zechariah 7:5

Fasting and Praying

The following is an exhaustive list of the results of an NASB search on [fast pray].

Matthew 17:21  –  An NASB marginal note reads “Early mss do not contain this v.”

Luke 2:37

Luke 5:33

Acts 13:3

Acts 14:23

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Nehemiah 1:4

Psalm 35:13

Daniel 9:3

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