Fast - EasyEnglish Bible Dictionary

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Easy English definition for 'fast':

fast ~ (A) ~ not to eat any food.

fast ~ (B) ~ to choose not to eat and drink for a time.

fast ~ (B) ~ A time when people did not eat. They might not eat in order to show respect to God. Perhaps they wanted to pray like Jesus in Matthew 4:1-2. Or people might not eat because they are very sad. Or they might not eat to show God that they are sorry for their evil deeds.

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