Emmanuel Church Canterbury

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Our Need for Sabbath
Bible Passage

Deuteronomy 5:12–15 (Listen)

12 “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. 15 You shall remember that you were a slave1 in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

Footnotes

[1] 5:15 Or servant

(ESV)

Isaiah 58:13–14 (Listen)

13   “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath,
    from doing your pleasure1 on my holy day,
  and call the Sabbath a delight
    and the holy day of the LORD honorable;
  if you honor it, not going your own ways,
    or seeking your own pleasure,2 or talking idly;3
14   then you shall take delight in the LORD,
    and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;4
  I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father,
    for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Footnotes

[1] 58:13 Or business
[2] 58:13 Or pursuing your own business
[3] 58:13 Hebrew or speaking a word
[4] 58:14 Or of the land

(ESV)