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16"And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.Teaching about Fasting Mt.6.16-18 (Galilee)
17But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 
18that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

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