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So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. Ezra NIV prayer. When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. Matthew NIV humility reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew NIV Father reward.
Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?
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Matthew is the eighteenth verse of the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This verse concludes the discussion of fasting. In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:. The World English Bible translates the passage as:. For a collection of other versions see BibleHub Matthew Fasting verses 1618 is Jesus' third example of 'pious deeds',  after previously discussing about almsgiving verses 24 and prayer verses 56. The previous verse stated that, unlike the hypocrites , Jesus' followers should present a clean and normal appearance even when fasting.
H ere are my top 8 Bible verses on fasting. Maybe you can think of another one or two. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 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. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high. It is not easy to fast.
What does the Bible say about? Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 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. Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?