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.
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,
Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.