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.

New American Standard Bible
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt remember the sabbath day, to sanctify it.

King James 2000 Bible
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Remember the sabbath day to hallow it.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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;
Study Bible
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 a day of solemn 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 observe 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 must be a Sabbath of solemn 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 observe My Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.

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

Deuteronomy 5:12
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.

Nehemiah 9:14
You revealed to them Your holy Sabbath, and gave them commandments and statutes and laws through Your servant Moses.

Nehemiah 13:15
In those days I saw people in Judah treading wine presses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, along with wine, grapes, and figs. All kinds of goods were being brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I warned them against selling food on that day.

Isaiah 56:2
Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil."

Jeremiah 17:22
You must not carry a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath day, but you must keep the Sabbath day holy, just as I commanded your forefathers.

Jeremiah 17:24
If, however, you listen carefully to Me, says the LORD, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, and keep the Sabbath day holy, and do no work on it,

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.

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

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

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

by keeping it holy.
לְקַדְּשֽׁ֗וֹ‪‬ (lə·qad·də·šōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6942: To be set apart or consecrated
(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. 20:3-11 The first four of the ten commandments, commonly called the FIRST table, tell our duty to God. It was fit that those should be put first, because man had a Maker to love, before he had a neighbour to love. It cannot be expected that he should be true to his brother, who is false to his God. The first commandment concerns the object of worship, JEHOVAH, and him only. The worship of creatures is here forbidden. Whatever comes short of perfect love, gratitude, reverence, or worship, breaks this commandment. Whatsoever ye do, do all the glory of God. The second commandment refers to the worship we are to render to the Lord our God. It is forbidden to make any image or picture of the Deity, in any form, or for any purpose; or to worship any creature, image, or picture. But the spiritual import of this command extends much further. All kinds of superstition are here forbidden, and the using of mere human inventions in the worship of God. The third commandment concerns the manner of worship, that it be with all possible reverence and seriousness. All false oaths are forbidden. All light appealing to God, all profane cursing, is a horrid breach of this command. It matters not whether the word of God, or sacred things, all such-like things break this commandment, and there is no profit, honour, or pleasure in them. The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. The form of the fourth commandment, Remember, shows that it was not now first given, but was known by the people before. One day in seven is to be kept holy. Six days are allotted to worldly business, but not so as to neglect the service of God, and the care of our souls. On those days we must do all our work, and leave none to be done on the sabbath day. Christ allowed works of necessity, charity, and piety; for the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath, Mr 2:27; but all works of luxury, vanity, or self-indulgence in any form, are forbidden. Trading, paying wages, settling accounts, writing letters of business, worldly studies, trifling visits, journeys, or light conversation, are not keeping this day holy to the Lord. Sloth and indolence may be a carnal, but not a holy rest. The sabbath of the Lord should be a day of rest from worldly labour, and a rest in the service of God. The advantages from the due keeping of this holy day, were it only to the health and happiness of mankind, with the time it affords for taking care of the soul, show the excellency of this commandment. The day is blessed; men are blessed by it, and in it. The blessing and direction to keep holy are not limited to the seventh day, but are spoken of the sabbath day.
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