Genesis 2:2 "And on the seventh day God ended 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 that in it
he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
Exodus 20:8-11 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six
days shall thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the
Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shall not do any work, thou, nor thy
son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle,
nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made
heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh
day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it."
Exodus 31:13-17 "Speak thou also unto the children of Israel,
saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and
you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that
doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto
you: every one that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever
doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy
to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be
put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to
observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days
the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was
Exodus 34:21 "Six days thou shall work, but on the seventh day
thou shall rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shall rest."
Exodus 35:2-3 "Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh
day there shall be to you an holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD:
whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. Ye shall kindle no fire
throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day. "
Leviticus 19:3 "Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his
father, and keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God."
Leviticus 19:30 "Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my
Leviticus 23:3 "Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day
is the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it
is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings"
Deuteronomy 5:12-15 "Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the
LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shall labor, and do all thy
work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou
shall not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy
cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and
thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember that thou was a
servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out
thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD
thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day."
Isaiah 58:13-14 "If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath,
from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the
holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing thine own ways,
nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shall
thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the
high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy
father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."
Ezekiel 20:12-13 "Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a
sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that
sanctify them. But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the
wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments,
which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my Sabbaths they greatly
polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness,
to consume them."
Ezekiel 20:20 "And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign
between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God."
Isaiah 56:1-6 "Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do
justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be
revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that lays
hold on it; that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and keeps his hand
from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined
himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from
his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus
saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things
that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in
mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of
daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve
him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that
keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of my covenant;"
Jeremiah 17:27 "But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the
Sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of
Jerusalem on the Sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates
thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be
Hebrews 4:9-11 "There remains therefore a rest to the people of
God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own
works, as God did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."