bible verses about Sabbath

Bible Verses About Sabbath - Relevant Scriptures for Christian Rest

Sabbath is a cornerstone of many religious traditions, including Christianity. It is a time for rest, reflection, and worship, and plays an important role in the spiritual life of believers. From the opening chapters of Genesis to the teachings of Jesus and the early church, the Bible features numerous references to Sabbath observance. Our collection of Bible verses about Sabbath includes passages that illuminate the significance of this holy day, the blessings it offers, and the obligations it entails. Whether you're seeking inspiration or guidance on how to incorporate Sabbath observance into your daily routine, these scriptures offer a rich source of wisdom and insight.

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Sabbath in the Bible

62 Bible Scriptures about Sabbath

And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

Exodus, Chapter: 16, Verse: 5

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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, Chapter: 16, Verse: 23

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And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.

Exodus, Chapter: 16, Verse: 25

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Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.

Exodus, Chapter: 16, Verse: 26

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But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

Exodus, Chapter: 20, Verse: 10

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Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

Exodus, Chapter: 35, Verse: 3

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Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

Leviticus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 3

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And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

Leviticus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 15

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Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

Leviticus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 24

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On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

Leviticus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 35

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Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.

Leviticus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 38

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And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,

Leviticus, Chapter: 25, Verse: 6

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And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.

Leviticus, Chapter: 25, Verse: 8

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Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

Leviticus, Chapter: 26, Verse: 2

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Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.

Leviticus, Chapter: 26, Verse: 34

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And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.

Numbers, Chapter: 15, Verse: 32

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This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

Numbers, Chapter: 28, Verse: 10

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In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein:

Numbers, Chapter: 28, Verse: 18

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And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

Numbers, Chapter: 28, Verse: 25

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On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein:

Numbers, Chapter: 29, Verse: 35

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And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;

2 Kings, Chapter: 11, Verse: 5

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This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the doors;

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 23, Verse: 4

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He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of the LORD.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 31, Verse: 3

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For the shewbread, and for the continual meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 10, Verse: 33

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There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 13, Verse: 16

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Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 13, Verse: 21

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If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Isaiah, Chapter: 58, Verse: 13

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And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;

Jeremiah, Chapter: 17, Verse: 24

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But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 17, Verse: 27

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Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.

Lamentations, Chapter: 1, Verse: 7

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Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 22, Verse: 8

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And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the LORD in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 46, Verse: 4

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Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Amos, Chapter: 8, Verse: 5

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For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Matthew, Chapter: 12, Verse: 8

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And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

Matthew, Chapter: 12, Verse: 11

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But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Matthew, Chapter: 24, Verse: 20

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And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Mark, Chapter: 1, Verse: 21

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And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

Mark, Chapter: 2, Verse: 23

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And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

Mark, Chapter: 2, Verse: 27

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Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Mark, Chapter: 2, Verse: 28

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And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

Mark, Chapter: 3, Verse: 2

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And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

Mark, Chapter: 15, Verse: 42

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And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Luke, Chapter: 4, Verse: 31

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And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luke, Chapter: 6, Verse: 5

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And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

Luke, Chapter: 13, Verse: 10

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And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.

Luke, Chapter: 13, Verse: 14

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The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

Luke, Chapter: 13, Verse: 15

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And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

Luke, Chapter: 14, Verse: 1

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And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

Luke, Chapter: 23, Verse: 54

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And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Luke, Chapter: 23, Verse: 56

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And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

John, Chapter: 5, Verse: 9

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The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

John, Chapter: 5, Verse: 10

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And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

John, Chapter: 5, Verse: 16

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Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.

John, Chapter: 7, Verse: 22

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And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

John, Chapter: 9, Verse: 14

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The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

John, Chapter: 19, Verse: 31

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Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

Acts, Chapter: 1, Verse: 12

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And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

Acts, Chapter: 13, Verse: 42

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For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Acts, Chapter: 15, Verse: 21

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And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Acts, Chapter: 17, Verse: 2

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And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Acts, Chapter: 18, Verse: 4

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Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Colossians, Chapter: 2, Verse: 16

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