Exodus 20:8
New International Version
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

New Living Translation
“Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

English Standard Version
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Berean Study Bible
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

King James Bible
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

New King James Version
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

New American Standard Bible
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

NASB 1995
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

NASB 1977
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Amplified Bible
“Remember the Sabbath (seventh) day to keep it holy (set apart, dedicated to God).

Christian Standard Bible
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy:

American Standard Version
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Remember the day of the Sabbath for its holiness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.

Contemporary English Version
Remember that the Sabbath Day belongs to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day.

English Revised Version
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Good News Translation
"Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Remember the day of worship by observing it as a holy day.

International Standard Version
"Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Literal Standard Version
Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it;

NET Bible
"Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy.

New Heart English Bible
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

World English Bible
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Young's Literal Translation
'Remember the Sabbath-day to sanctify it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ten Commandments
7You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain. 8Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9Six days you shall labor and do all your work,…

Cross References
Genesis 2:2
And by the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on that day He rested from all His work.

Exodus 16:23
He told them, "This is what the LORD has said: 'Tomorrow is to be a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. So bake what you want to bake, and boil what you want to boil. Then set aside whatever remains and keep it until morning.'"

Exodus 23:12
For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the son of your maidservant may be refreshed, as well as the foreign resident.

Exodus 31:13
"Tell the Israelites, 'Surely you must keep My Sabbaths, for this will be a sign between Me and you for the generations to come, so that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Exodus 31:15
For six days work may be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death.

Leviticus 19:3
Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must keep My Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 26:2
You must keep My Sabbaths and have reverence for My sanctuary. I am the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exodus 16:23-30
And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning…

Exodus 31:13,14
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…

Genesis 2:3
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.









(8) Remember the sabbath day.--It is pertinent to remark that this command is introduced differently from any other by the word "remember." But we cannot, therefore, conclude that the Sabbath was a primitive institution, which the Israelites were bound to have held in perpetual remembrance, since the reference may be merely to the injunction recently given in connection with the gathering of the manna. (Exodus 16:23). The Sabbath had certainly been at that time solemnly instituted, if no earlier. (See Note on. Exodus 16:25.)

To keep it holy.--It had been already noted that the rest of the Sabbath was to be a "holy rest" (Exodus 16:23); but it is not quite clear what was intended by this. For the most part, the Law insists on abstinence from labour as the main element of Sabbath observance (Exodus 16:23-30; Exodus 20:9-11; Exodus 23:12; Exodus 34:21; Exodus 35:2-3; Deuteronomy 5:12-15, &c.); and it can scarcely be said to prescribe anything positive with respect to the religious employment of the day. That the morning and evening sacrifice were to be doubled might indeed suggest to a religiously-minded Israelite that his´┐Żown religious exercises and devotions should also be augmented; but the Law made no such requirement. His attendance at the morning and evening sacrifice was not required nor expected. No provision was made for his receiving religious teaching on the day; no special offerings were required from him upon it. The day became one of "languid bodily ease, relaxation, and luxury" to the bulk of the later Jews (Augustin. Enarr. in Psalms 91); but probably there were always some whom natural piety taught that, in the absence of their ordinary employments, it was intended they should devote themselves to prayer and communion with God--to meditation on "high and holy themes," such as His mercies in past time, His character, attributes, revelations of Himself, government of the world, dealings with men and nations. Thus only could the day be really "kept holy," with a positive, and not a mere negative, holiness. . . .

Verse 8. - Remember the sabbath day. The institution of the sabbath dates, at any rate, from the giving of the manna (Exodus 16:23). Its primeval institution, which has been thought to be implied in Genesis 2:3, is uncertain. The word "remember" here may be simply a reference to what passed in the "wilderness of Sin" as related in Exodus 16:22-30. On the sabbath itself, both Jewish and Christian, see the comment upon that chapter.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Remember
זָכ֛וֹר֩ (zā·ḵō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

the Sabbath
הַשַּׁבָּ֖֜ת (haš·šab·bāṯ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7676: Intermission, the Sabbath

day
י֥֨וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

by keeping it holy.
לְקַדְּשֽׁ֗וֹ‪‬ (lə·qad·də·šōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6942: To be set apart or consecrated


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