When I wept and I fasted, that was to my reproach.
When I wept and I fasted, that was to my reproach.
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.
But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn’t know it. They tore at me, and didn’t cease.
My relatives have gone away. My familiar friends have forgotten me.
They are children of fools, yes, children of wicked men. They were flogged out of the land.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
Because of all my adversaries I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors, a horror to my acquaintances. Those who saw me on the street fled from me.
I am forgotten from their hearts like a dead man. I am like broken pottery.
Don’t let those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me; neither let those who hate me without a cause wink their eyes.
Let my adversaries be clothed with dishonor. Let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
Yahweh, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, says to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and rise up, princes, and they shall worship, because of Yahweh who is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
I gave my back to those who beat me, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair. I didn’t hide my face from shame and spitting.
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering and acquainted with disease. He was despised as one from whom men hide their face; and we didn’t respect him.
On the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine. He joined his hand with mockers.
He, in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear,
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.
‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you don’t see? Why have we afflicted our soul, and you don’t notice?’ “Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and oppress all your laborers.
“It shall be a statute to you forever: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and shall do no kind of work, whether native-born or a stranger who lives as a foreigner among you;
Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a statute forever.
“However on the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you. You shall afflict yourselves and you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh.
2 Samuel 12:16
David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in and lay all night on the ground.
When I heard these words, I sat down and wept, and mourned several days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,
“Go, gather together all the Jews who are present in Susa, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day. I and my maidens will also fast the same way. Then I will go in to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.”
Is this the fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to humble his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under himself? Will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh?
Then he said to me, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come for your words’ sake.
“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.
But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
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.
1 Corinthians 11:31
For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn’t be judged.
I have also become a reproach to them. When they see me, they shake their head.
For even Christ didn’t please himself. But, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”
at the taunt of one who reproaches and verbally abuses, because of the enemy and the avenger.
For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.
For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found. Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him.
Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me. Hurry to help me, Yahweh.
With which your enemies have mocked, Yahweh, with which they have mocked the footsteps of your anointed one.
My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.
In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.
for I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded within me.
I have become a derision to all my people, and their song all day long.
Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?”
2 Timothy 3:3
without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, not lovers of good,
As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split apart.
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up with their households, all of Korah’s men, and all their goods.
So they, and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol. The earth closed on them, and they perished from among the assembly.
You are righteous, Yahweh. Your judgments are upright.
You have commanded your statutes in righteousness. They are fully trustworthy.
I am small and despised. I don’t forget your precepts.
Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.
Then the proud waters would have gone over our soul.
2 Samuel 12:21
Then his servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child was dead, you rose up and ate bread.”
When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and meal offering, I will not accept them; but I will consume them by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.”
I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
“Speak to all the people of the land and to the priests, saying, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month for these seventy years, did you at all fast to me, really to me?
Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.
2 Corinthians 11:27
in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.
For John the Baptizer came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’