Bible: Exodus 31:12-18


Sabbath Observance


The Lord said to Moses, 2  31:13 Tell the Israelites, ‘Surely you must keep my Sabbaths, 3  for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 4  31:14 So you must keep the Sabbath, for it is holy for you. Everyone who defiles it 5  must surely be put to death; indeed, 6  if anyone does 7  any 8  work on it, then that person will be cut off from among his 9  people. 31:15 Six days 10  work may be done, 11  but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, 12  holy to the Lord; anyone who does work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death. 31:16 The Israelites must keep the Sabbath by observing the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 31:17 It is a sign between me and the Israelites forever; for in six days 13  the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’ 14 

31:18 He gave Moses two tablets of testimony when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, tablets of stone written by the finger of God. 15 

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