For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.
Treasury of Scripture
Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with indignation.
Jeremiah 16:8,9 You shall not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink...
Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink...
1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others...
Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord...
2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said to him, Is all well? why came this mad fellow to you?...
Jeremiah 29:26 The LORD has made you priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that you should be officers in the house of the LORD...
Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad...
John 7:20 The people answered and said, You have a devil: who goes about to kill you?
John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a devil?
John 10:20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?
Acts 26:24 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are beside yourself; much learning does make you mad.
ContextJesus' Testimony Concerning John
7And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you. 11Truly I say to you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15He that has ears to hear, let him hear. 16But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the markets, and calling to their fellows, 17And saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not lamented. 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil. 19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a drunkard, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.
For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say: He hath a devil.
Darby Bible Translation
For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.
King James Bible
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
Young's Literal Translation
'For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon;