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8 Bible Verses about The Sabbath

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Hebrews 4:9-10

There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Matthew 12:2

But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

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Pharisees » Traditions of, in regard to » The sabbath

Matthew 12:2-8

But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, and those that were with him, when he was hungry, how he entered into the house of God and ate the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests? read more.
Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye knew what this means, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not condemn the innocent. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

The sabbath » Called » The sabbath of the lord

Exodus 20:10

but the seventh day shall be the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manslave, nor thy maidslave, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;

Deuteronomy 5:14

but the seventh day is the sabbath unto the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou nor thy son nor thy daughter nor thy manslave nor thy maidslave nor thine ox nor thine ass nor any animal of thine nor thy stranger that is within thy gates, that thy manslave and thy maidslave may rest as well as thou.

Leviticus 23:3

Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day shall be a sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein; it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

The sabbath » The wicked » Pollute

Ezekiel 20:13

But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they did not walk in my statutes, and they despised my rights, by which the man that does them shall live by them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted; therefore I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness to consume them.

Ezekiel 20:16

because they despised my rights and did not walk in my statutes but polluted my Sabbaths, for their heart went after their idols.

Isaiah 56:2

Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps from polluting the sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

The sabbath » First day of the week kept as, by primitive church

John 20:26

And again eight days later, his disciples were within and Thomas with them; then Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst and said, Peace be unto you.

The sabbath » Works connected with religious service lawful on

John 7:23

If a man on the sabbath day receives circumcision without the law of Moses being broken, are ye angry at me because I have made a man entirely whole on the sabbath day?

Numbers 28:9

But on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot and two tenth deals of flour mingled with oil, for a present, with the drink offering thereof:

Matthew 12:5

Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath and are blameless?

The sabbath » Works of mercy lawful on

Luke 13:16

And regarding this daughter of Abraham, who, behold, Satan had bound eighteen years, does it not behoove us to release her from this bond on the Sabbath day?

Matthew 12:12

Therefore, how much more is a man worth than a sheep? So that it is lawful to do good on the sabbath days.

John 9:14

And it was the sabbath day when Jesus had made the clay and had opened his eyes.

The sabbath » Necessary wants may be supplied on

Luke 13:15

The Lord then answered him and said, Thou hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead it away to drink?

Luke 14:1

And it came to pass as he went into the house of one of the princes of the Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day that they watched him.

Matthew 12:1

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the planted fields, and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck the ears of grain and to eat.

The sabbath » The word of God to be preached on

Acts 17:2

And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Acts 13:14-15

But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and sat down. And after the reading of the law and the prophets the princes of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, speak.

The sabbath » The wicked » Traffic on

Nehemiah 10:31

Likewise that if the peoples of the land bring merchandise or any food on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not take anything from them on the sabbath or on the holy day, and that we would leave the seventh year and remit every debt.

Nehemiah 13:15-16

In those days I saw in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath and bringing in sheaves and lading asses with wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested unto them the day in which they sold the food. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, who brought fish and all manner of merchandise, and sold on the sabbath to the sons of Judah in Jerusalem.

The sabbath » Saints » Testify against those who desecrate

Nehemiah 13:15

In those days I saw in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath and bringing in sheaves and lading asses with wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested unto them the day in which they sold the food.

Nehemiah 13:20-21

So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of merchandise lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice. Then I testified and protested against them and said unto them, Why do ye lodge about the wall? If ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth they came no more on the sabbath.

The sabbath » No purchases to be made on

Nehemiah 10:31

Likewise that if the peoples of the land bring merchandise or any food on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not take anything from them on the sabbath or on the holy day, and that we would leave the seventh year and remit every debt.

Nehemiah 13:15-17

In those days I saw in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath and bringing in sheaves and lading asses with wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested unto them the day in which they sold the food. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, who brought fish and all manner of merchandise, and sold on the sabbath to the sons of Judah in Jerusalem. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do and profane thus the sabbath day?

The sabbath » God » Commanded, to be kept

The sabbath » Servants and cattle should be allowed to rest upon

Exodus 20:10

but the seventh day shall be the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manslave, nor thy maidslave, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;

Deuteronomy 5:14

but the seventh day is the sabbath unto the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou nor thy son nor thy daughter nor thy manslave nor thy maidslave nor thine ox nor thine ass nor any animal of thine nor thy stranger that is within thy gates, that thy manslave and thy maidslave may rest as well as thou.

The sabbath » Denunciations against those who profane

Jeremiah 17:27

But if ye will not hearken unto me to sanctify the sabbath day, and not to bring burdens nor bring it in through the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then I will kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

Nehemiah 13:18

Did not your fathers do this, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us and upon this city? Yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.

The sabbath » No burdens to be carried on

Nehemiah 13:19

And it came to pass, that when shadow came to the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut and charged that they should not be opened until after the sabbath; and I set some of my servants at the gates, that no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.

Jeremiah 17:21

Thus hath the LORD said: Take heed for your lives, and bring no burden on the sabbath day to bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;

The sabbath » The wicked » May be judicially deprived of

Hosea 2:11

I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast, her new moon, and her sabbath, and all her festivities.

Lamentations 2:6

Vau And he has violently taken away his tabernacle as if it were of a garden; he has destroyed his congregation; the LORD has caused the solemnities and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion and has rejected in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.

The sabbath » The wicked » Profane

Nehemiah 13:17

Then I contended with the nobles of Judah and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do and profane thus the sabbath day?

Ezekiel 22:8

Thou hast despised my holy things and hast profaned my sabbaths.

The sabbath » No manner of work to be done on

Exodus 20:10

but the seventh day shall be the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manslave, nor thy maidslave, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;

Leviticus 23:3

Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day shall be a sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein; it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

The sabbath » Saints » Rejoice in

Isaiah 58:13

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy will on my holy day; and call the sabbath the delightful, holy, glorious day of the LORD; and shalt honour him by not doing thine own ways, nor seeking thine own will, nor speaking thine own words:

The sabbath » A sign of the covenant

Exodus 31:17

It is a sign between me and the sons of Israel for ever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.

Exodus 31:13

And thou shalt speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, With all this ye shall keep my sabbaths; for it is a sign between me and you throughout your ages; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

The sabbath » God » Sanctified

Genesis 2:3

And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it he had rested from all his work which God created in perfection.

Exodus 31:15

Six days shall work be done; but the seventh, the sabbath of rest, shall be holy to the LORD; whoever does any work in the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

The sabbath » God » Blessed

Genesis 2:3

And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it he had rested from all his work which God created in perfection.

The sabbath » Divine worship to be celebrated on

Ezekiel 46:3

Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

The sabbath » A type of the heavenly rest

Hebrews 4:4

For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day like this, And God rested the seventh day from all his works.

The sabbath » Blessedness of keeping

Isaiah 56:6

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and that love the name of the LORD, to be his slaves, every one that keeps from polluting the sabbath, and takes hold of my covenant;

Isaiah 56:2

Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps from polluting the sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

The sabbath » The scriptures to be read on

Acts 13:27

For those that dwell at Jerusalem and their princes, because they knew him not nor yet the voices of the prophets who are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

Acts 15:21

For Moses of old time has in every city those that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

The sabbath » The wicked » Sometimes pretend to be zealous for

John 9:16

Therefore some of the Pharisees said, This man is not of God because he does not keep the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such signs? And there was a division among them.

Luke 13:14

And the prince of the synagogue answered with indignation because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, and said unto the people, There are six days in which it behooves men to work; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.

The sabbath » Christ » Taught on

Luke 4:31

And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Luke 6:6

And it came to pass also on another sabbath that he entered into the synagogue and taught, and a man was there whose right hand was withered.

The sabbath » The wicked » Dishonoring of--exemplified

Numbers 15:32

And while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered firewood upon the sabbath day.

Jeremiah 17:21-23

Thus hath the LORD said: Take heed for your lives, and bring no burden on the sabbath day to bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do any work, but sanctify the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers, who did not hear, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive correction.

Exodus 16:27

And it came to pass that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, and they found none.

The sabbath » The wicked » Mock at

Lamentations 1:7

Zain Jerusalem remembered the days of her affliction and of her rebellions and of all her desirable things that she had in the times of old when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and no one helped her; the enemies saw her and mocked at her days of rest.

The sabbath » The wicked » Honoring of--exemplified

Acts 13:14

But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and sat down.

Numbers 15:32-34

And while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered firewood upon the sabbath day. And those that found him gathering firewood brought him unto Moses and Aaron and unto all the congregation. And they put him in ward because it was not declared what should be done to him.

The sabbath » God » Will have his goodness commemorated in the observance of

Deuteronomy 5:15

And remember that thou wast a slave in the land of Egypt and that the LORD thy God brought thee out of there with a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore, the LORD thy God has commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

The sabbath » Called » The lord's day

The sabbath » Punishment of those who profane

Exodus 31:14-15

Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you; those that defile it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days shall work be done; but the seventh, the sabbath of rest, shall be holy to the LORD; whoever does any work in the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

The sabbath » Observance of, to be perpetual

Exodus 31:16-17

Therefore the sons of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their ages for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the sons of Israel for ever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.

The sabbath » Blessedness of honoring

Isaiah 58:13-14

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy will on my holy day; and call the sabbath the delightful, holy, glorious day of the LORD; and shalt honour him by not doing thine own ways, nor seeking thine own will, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth and cause thee to eat of the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

The sabbath » The wicked » Bear burdens on

Nehemiah 13:15

In those days I saw in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath and bringing in sheaves and lading asses with wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested unto them the day in which they sold the food.

The sabbath » The wicked » Work on

Nehemiah 13:15

In those days I saw in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath and bringing in sheaves and lading asses with wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested unto them the day in which they sold the food.

The sabbath » Saints » Observe

Nehemiah 13:22

And I told the Levites that they should cleanse themselves and that they should come and guard the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

The sabbath » The seventh day observed as

Exodus 20:9-11

Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work; but the seventh day shall be the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manslave, nor thy maidslave, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and earth, the sea, and all that is in them and rested the seventh day; therefore, the LORD blessed the sabbath day and sanctified it.

The sabbath » The wicked » Hide their eyes from

Ezekiel 22:26

Her priests have violated my law by force and have profaned my holy things; they have made no difference between the holy and the profane, neither have they showed the difference between the unclean and the clean and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

The sabbath » God » Shows favor in appointing

Nehemiah 9:14

and didst make known unto them the sabbath of thy holiness and didst prescribe for them commandments, statutes, and law by the hand of Moses, thy slave.

The sabbath » Grounds of its institution

Genesis 2:2-3

And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it he had rested from all his work which God created in perfection.

The sabbath » The wicked » Do their own pleasure on

Isaiah 58:13

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy will on my holy day; and call the sabbath the delightful, holy, glorious day of the LORD; and shalt honour him by not doing thine own ways, nor seeking thine own will, nor speaking thine own words:

The sabbath » Called » The rest of the holy sabbath

Exodus 16:23

And he said unto them, This is what the LORD has said, Tomorrow is the holy sabbath of rest unto the LORD; bake that which ye will bake today and cook what ye will cook; and that which remains over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

The sabbath » Saints » Honor God in observing

Isaiah 58:13

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy will on my holy day; and call the sabbath the delightful, holy, glorious day of the LORD; and shalt honour him by not doing thine own ways, nor seeking thine own will, nor speaking thine own words:

The sabbath » Called » The sabbath of rest

Exodus 31:15

Six days shall work be done; but the seventh, the sabbath of rest, shall be holy to the LORD; whoever does any work in the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

The sabbath » Called » God's holy day

Isaiah 58:13

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy will on my holy day; and call the sabbath the delightful, holy, glorious day of the LORD; and shalt honour him by not doing thine own ways, nor seeking thine own will, nor speaking thine own words:

The sabbath » God » Shows considerate kindness in appointing

Exodus 23:12

Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest, that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid and the stranger may be refreshed.

The sabbath » God » Hallowed

The sabbath » God » Commanded to be sanctified

The sabbath » Instituted by God

Genesis 2:3

And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it he had rested from all his work which God created in perfection.

The sabbath » Christ » Was accustomed to observe

Luke 4:16

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up to read.

The sabbath » Christ » Is lord of

Mark 2:28

therefore the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.

The sabbath » Made for man

The sabbath » The wicked » Wearied by

Amos 8:5

saying, When the month is over, we will sell the wheat; and after the sabbath day we will open the storehouse of bread, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit;

Topics on The Sabbath

Keeping The Sabbath

Exodus 31:16

Therefore the sons of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their ages for a perpetual covenant.

On The Sabbath

Leviticus 24:8

Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually: an everlasting covenant of the sons of Israel.

The Sabbath And Christ

Matthew 12:2

But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.