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  • 2 Samuel 13 31
    The king stood up and tore his clothes. Then he lay down on the ground. All his attendants stood near him. They had also torn their clothes.
  • Acts 9:9
    For three days he was blind. He didn’t eat or drink anything.
  • 1 Kings 21 27
    When Ahab heard what Elijah had said, he tore his clothes. He put on the rough clothing people wear when they’re sad. He went without eating. He even slept in his clothes. He went around looking sad.
  • Isaiah 22:12
    The Lord who rules over all called out to you at that time. The Lord told you to weep and cry. He told you to tear your hair out. And he told you to put on the rough clothing people wear when they’re sad.
  • Psalms 50:15
    Call out to me when trouble comes. I will save you. And you will honor me.”
  • 2 Samuel 12 22
    He answered,“ While the child was still alive, I didn’t eat anything. And I cried a lot. I thought,‘ Who knows? The Lord might have mercy on me. He might let the child live.’
  • Esther 4:16
    “ Go. Gather together all the Jews who are in Susa. And fast for my benefit. Don’t eat or drink anything for three days. Don’t do it night or day. I and my attendants will fast just as you do. Then I’ll go to the king. I’ll do it even though it’s against the law. And if I have to die, I’ll die.”
  • Isaiah 26:16
    Lord, when your people were suffering, they came to you. When you punished them, they could barely whisper a prayer.
  • Psalms 69:10
    When I weep and go without eating, they laugh at me.
  • Jonah 3:9
    Who knows? God might take pity on us. He might not be angry with us anymore. Then we won’t die.”
  • Job 20:12-14
    “ Anything that is evil tastes sweet to them. They keep it under their tongues for a while.They can’t stand to let it go. So they hold it in their mouths.But their food will turn sour in their stomachs. It will become like the poison of a serpent inside them.
  • Joel 2:12-14
    The Lord announces to his people,“ Return to me with all your heart. There is still time. Do not eat any food. Weep and mourn.”Don’t just tear your clothes to show how sad you are. Let your hearts be broken. Return to the Lord your God. He is gracious. He is tender and kind. He is slow to get angry. He is full of love. He won’t bring his judgment. He won’t destroy you.Who knows? He might turn toward you and not bring his judgment. He might even give you his blessing. Then you can bring grain offerings and drink offerings to the Lord your God.