And Jesus said to them, “It is not possible for the wedding guestsa to fast while the bridegroom is with them, is it? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to fast.
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.