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Lord hath given you the Sabbath', therefore he giveth you on the sixth day' the bread' of two days': abide ye every man in his place'; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day': So the people rested on the seventh day. Exod. xx. 8_11, Remember the Sabbath-day', to keep it holy'. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work': 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 man-servant', nor thy maidservant', nor thy cattle', nor thy stranger that is within thy gates': For in six days the Lord made heaven' and earth, the sea', and all that in them is', blessed the Sabbath-day, and hallowed it. Exod. and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord xxiii. 12, Sir days thou shalt do thy work', and on the seventh day thou shalt rest'; that thine ox' and thine ass' may rest', and the son of thy handmaid' and the stranger' may be refreshed. Exod. xxxiv. 21, Six days thou shalt work'; but on the seventh thou shalt rest': in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. Exod. xxxv. 2, Six days shall work be done'; but on the seventh day' there shall be to you an holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord': whosoever doeth work therein' shall be put to death, Lev. xix. 3, Ye shall fear every man his mother' and his father', and keep my Sabbaths': I am the Lord your God. 30, Ye shall keep my Sabbaths', and reverence my sanctuary': I am the Lord'. Lev. xxiii. 3, 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'. Deut. v. 12, Keep the to sanctify it', as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee'Jer. xvii. 19_22, Thus said the Lord unto me, Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people', whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out', and in all the gates of Jerusalem'; And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the Lord', ye kings of Judah', and all Judah', and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem', that enter in by these gates': Thus saith the Lord', Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath-day', nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem'; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath-day', neither do ye any work"; but hallow ye the Sabbath-day', as I commanded your fathers'. Ezek. xx. 20, And hallow my Sabbaths'; and they shall be a sign between me and you', that ye may know that I am the Lord your God'.

.2 Promises to those who observe the Sabbath. Isa. lvi. 2-8, 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'. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying', the Lord hath utterly separated me from his people': neither let the eunuch say', Behold I am a dry tree. For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths', and choose the things that

please me, and take hold of my covenant'; Even unto them will I give in mine house', and within my walls', a place and a namel better than of sons' and daughters': I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off! Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him', and to love the name of the Lord', to be his servants', every one that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant'; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer': their burntofferings and their sacrifices' shall be accepted upon mine altar'; for mine house shall be called, An house of prayer' for all people'Isa. lviii. 13, 14, 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': Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth', and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father': for the mouth of the Lord' hath spoken it'. Jer. xvii. 24, 25, 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 Sab. bath-day', to do no work therein'; Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings' and princesa sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses', they', and their princes', the men of Judah', and the inhabitants of Jerusalem', and this city shall remain for ever!

.3 Threatenings against those who violate the Sabbath.Exod. xxxi. 12—16, And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily, my Sabbaths' ye shall keep': for it is a sign between me and you', throughout your generations'; that ye may know that I am the Lord' that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore'; for it is holy unto you. Every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death' : for whosoever doeth any work therein', that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days' may work be done'; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest', holy to the Lord': whosoever doeth

any work in the Sabbath-day', he shall surely be put to death'. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their gene. rations', for a perpetual covenant'. Jer. xvii. 27, If ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the Sabbathday, 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'. Ezek. xx. 13, But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness': they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments", which if a man do', he shall even live in them'; and

my Sabbaths' they greatly polluted': then I said', I will pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness', to consume them'.

4. Examples of punishment executed on those who broke the Sabbath-day.- Num. xv. 32–36, And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness', they found a man that gathered sticks upon the Sabbath-day. And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses' and Aaron', and unto all the congregation. And they put him in ward', because it was not declared what should be done to him. And the Lord said unto Moses', The man shall surely be put to death'; all the congregation shall stone him with stones' without the camp. And all the congregation brought him without the camp', and stoned him with stones', and he died'; as the Lord commanded Moses'. Neh. xiii. 15-18, In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine.presses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves', and lading asses'; as also wine, grapes', and figs', and all manner of burdens', which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath-day': and I testified against them' in the day wherein they sold victuals'. 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'. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do', and profane the Sabbath-day' ? Did not your fathers thus', and did not our God bring all this evil upon us', and

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