Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

Bible References

The people

Nehemiah 13:15
In those days I saw in Judah some men treading wine-presses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading donkeys [therewith], as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on t
Exodus 20:10
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to LORD thy God. Thou shall not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates,
Leviticus 23:3
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. Ye shall do no manner of work. It is a Sabbath to LORD in all your dwellings.
Deuteronomy 5:12
Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as LORD thy God commanded thee.
Isaiah 58:13
If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, [and] the holy of LORD honorable, and shall honor it, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, no
Jeremiah 17:21
Thus says LORD: Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem.

On the holy day

Exodus 12:16
And in the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation, no manner of work shall be done in them, except that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you.
Leviticus 16:29
And it shall be a statute forever to you. In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger who sojourns among you.
Leviticus 23:21
And ye shall make proclamation on the selfsame day, there shall be a holy convocation to you. Ye shall do no servile work. It is a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
Colossians 2:16
Let not any man therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths,

And that we

Exodus 23:10
And six years thou shall sow thy land, and shall gather in the increase of it,
Leviticus 25:4
but in the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to LORD. Thou shall neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
2 Chronicles 36:21
to fulfill the word of LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths; as long as it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.

The exaction

Nehemiah 5:1
Then there arose a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews.
Deuteronomy 15:1
At the end of every seven years thou shall make a release.
Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors.
Matthew 18:27
And having felt compassion, the lord of that bondman released him, and forgave him the debt.
James 2:13
For the judgment is merciless to him who did no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.


Isaiah 58:6
Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?