And Jesus said to them, “Are the wedding guestsa able to fast while the groom is with them? As long as they have the groom with them, they are not able to fast. Bible other translations
Lit. “sons of the bride-chamber”

“wedding guests.” The literal Greek is “sons of the bridechamber,” which was an idiom for the wedding guests; and in some contexts more specifically for the friends of the bridegroom who were at the wedding.

“groom.” In many English versions, the older term “bridegroom” is used, but it just means the groom.

Commentary for: Mark 2:19