New Living Translation
And I gave them my Sabbath days of rest as a sign between them and me. It was to remind them that I am the LORD, who had set them apart to be holy.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And I also gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Jehovah that hallow them.
World English Bible
Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.
Young's Literal Translation
And also My sabbaths I have given to them, To be for a sign between Me and them, To know that I am Jehovah their sanctifier.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:12 A sign - Of their being peculiarly my people.
LibraryThe Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
The first important part of the Old Testament put together as a whole was the Pentateuch, or rather, the five books of Moses and Joshua. This was preceded by smaller documents, which one or more redactors embodied in it. The earliest things committed to writing were probably the ten words proceeding from Moses himself, afterwards enlarged into the ten commandments which exist at present in two recensions (Exod. xx., Deut. v.) It is true that we have the oldest form of the decalogue from the Jehovist …
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible
"In the Spirit and Power of Elias"
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
The Covenant of Works
"Tell the people of Israel: 'Be careful to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you from generation to generation. It is given so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
It is a permanent sign of my covenant with the people of Israel. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day he stopped working and was refreshed.'"
Blessed are all those who are careful to do this. Blessed are those who honor my Sabbath days of rest and keep themselves from doing wrong.
Do not do your work on the Sabbath, but make it a holy day. I gave this command to your ancestors,
and keep my Sabbath days holy, for they are a sign to remind you that I am the LORD your God.'
I let them pollute themselves with the very gifts I had given them, and I allowed them to give their firstborn children as offerings to their gods--so I might devastate them and remind them that I alone am the LORD.
And when my Temple is among them forever, the nations will know that I am the LORD, who makes Israel holy."
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