Matthew 6:16

Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
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Theophylact of Ochrid

AD 1107
. "Disfigurement of the face" is an artificial discoloration of the face, painting it pale, so that one does not appear as he really is, but feigns mournfulness.
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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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