8 0 8 21 21 8:21 And I proclaimed there a fast: It is not enough to part from Babylon, that is, figuratively from sin, but we must also do works of penance; and therefore Esdras here proclaimed an extraordinary fast to those that were come from captivity. This shews that fasting was commanded and practised from the earliest times. 8 21 8 21 21 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8 THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims: ezr 8:21

THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on First Book of Esdras (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

8:21 And I proclaimed there a fast: It is not enough to part from Babylon, that is, figuratively from sin, but we must also do works of penance; and therefore Esdras here proclaimed an extraordinary fast to those that were come from captivity. This shews that fasting was commanded and practised from the earliest times.



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