14 At that time the disciples of John came and asked him, "Why are we and the Pharisees always fasting, while your disciples are not?"
Matthew 9:14 Cross References - MNT
16 "When you fast, do not look downcast like the hypocrites; for they disfigure their faces so that it may be apparent to men that they are fasting. In solemn truth I tell you, they already have received their reward.
2 But when John heard, in the prison, what the Christ was doing, he sent by some of his disciples to ask him,
18 Now the disciples of John and the Pharisees were keeping a fast, and people came to ask him, "How is it that the disciples of John and the Pharisees are fasting, but your disciples are not?" 19 "Can friends of the bridegroom fast while he is still with them?" asked Jesus. "As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 But the days will come when the Bridegroom will be taken away from them; then, on that day, they will fast. 21 No one ever sews a piece of unshrunk cloth onto an old garment, otherwise the patch tears away from it—the new from the old—and a worse tear is made. 22 And no one ever pours new wine into old wine-skins, else the wine would burst the skins, and both wine and skins would be lost. New wine is poured into fresh wine-skins.
33 Again they said unto him. "Why do the disciples of John fast frequently, and make supplications, as also do the disciples of the Pharisees, but your disciples are eating and drinking?" 34 "Can you make the bridal party fast," he asked, while the bridegroom is still with them? 35 "But there is coming a day when the Bridegroom will have been taken away from them; then at that time they will fast." 36 He also told them a parable. "No one," he said, "tears a piece from a new garment, and patches it upon an old one; otherwise he will tear the new garment, and the patch from the new will not mend the old. 37 "Nor does any one pour new wine into old wine-skins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and will itself be spilled, and the skins be destroyed 38 "But new wine must be put into fresh wine-skins 39 "And no man after drinking old wine, wishes for new; for he says, "The old is better.""
9 Moreover he spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves because they were righteous, and looked down upon the rest. 10 "Two men are going up to the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, the other a tax-gatherer. 11 "The Pharisee stood apart and thus began to pray by himself. "'O God, I thank thee that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax gatherer; 12 "'I fast twice a week, I pay tithes of all my possessions.'
25 Then some of John's disciples got into a controversy with a Jew in regard to purification; so they came to John and said to him.
1 Accordingly when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard it said, "Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John,"