3. Causing His Followers
to Be Merry without Fasting
18 1And the adisciples of John and the Pharisees were bfasting. And they came and csaid to Him, dWhy do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?
19 And Jesus said to them, The sons of the bridechamber cannot fast while the abridegroom is with them, can they? For as long a time as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.
20 But adays will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
21 No one sews a patch of unfulled cloth on an old garment; otherwise, that which fills it up pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.
22 And no one puts new wine into aold wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the wineskins, and the wine is ruined as well as the wineskins; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins.