What Does The Bible Say About Sabbath?

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Keeping the Sabbath Holy as we can recorded in Exodus 20:8-11 is one of God’s Ten Commandments. The word is otherwise spelt as Sabbat which was derived from the Hebrew word Sabat is a special day set aside for worship and rest.

According to Exodus, the day is a rest day on the seventh day of the week as God Himself had commanded us to keep it holy. It is said that, God rested on the seventh day. The observation of the term comes from the biblical commandment “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy”.

People work six days a week. (Exodus 20:9)

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On the seventh day, no one should work. Not your daughter, son, cattle, etc. (Exodus 20:10)

God, when creating the world, took a day off to rest, so why can’t you? (Exodus 20:11).

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Sabbath Day In The Bible

“Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work.” – Exodus 20:9-10


Sabbath Definition in Hebrew

According to the Bible, the word Sabbath means ‘day of rest’. It is observed on the seventh day of the week when Christians are instructed to rest. The word comes from the Hebrew word ‘Sabat’.


Is Saturday Sabbath or Sunday?

The day is not necessarily synonymous with Sunday. Sources say that, some people can choose to work on Sunday and that, they may have to dedicate a separate day to Sabbath.

Some Churches have even set aside a day aside a different day than just Sundays. For example, Seventh-day Adventist Churches take Sabbaths from Friday evening to Saturday evening.

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What Is The Sabbath?

The day is observed throughout the year on the seventh day of the week; Saturday. According to the Bible, it solemnizes the main seventh day on which God rested after he was completely done with his creation.

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