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Bible Verses about Fasting

Hello, God bless you, we have prepared a list of Bible verses on fasting. Prayer is of the utmost importance to strengthen the spiritual life of each believer. God wants to speak to you today through these biblical fasting texts.

Fasting biblical quotes

Isaiah 58:6 | NIV

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?”

Ezra 8:23 | NIV

So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

Matthew 6:17-18 | NIV

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.

Joel 2:12 | NIV

“Even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

Matthew 6:16 | NIV

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.

Verses on the power of fasting

Daniel 10:3 | NIV

I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.

Acts 13:3 | NIV

So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

Luke 4:2 | NIV

Where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

Acts 13:2 | NIV

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Exodus 34:28 | NIV

Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments.

Esther 4:16 | NIV

“Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”

Without a doubt the subject of fasting in the Bible is broad, but we believe that these biblical texts will help you to improve your communion with God. Fasting is not easy, the flesh does not want it, but we must submit and the spiritual rewards will be seen in due time. Undoubtedly these biblical quotes to read during the fast will be a great blessing.