Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps the sabbath from polluting it…
What are we to understand by "polluting the Lord's day?
1. This holy time is certainly thus .abused when it is spent in mere idleness.
2. When it is devoted to worldly amusement.
3. By all labour which may not fairly come under the description of work of necessity and mercy.
(J. N. Norton.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.