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Deuteronomy 5:12

    Deuteronomy 5:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD your God has commanded you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah thy God commanded thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep the Sabbath day as a holy day, as you have been ordered by the Lord your God.

    Webster's Revision

    Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah thy God commanded thee.

    World English Bible

    "Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD thy God commanded thee.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 5:12

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.
    Sanctify - To be sacred and set apart.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 5:12

    The exhortation to observe the Sabbath and allow time of rest to servants (compare Exodus 23:12) is pointed by reminding the people that they too were formerly servants themselves. The bondage in Egypt and the deliverance from it are not assigned as grounds for the institution of the Sabbath, which is of far older date (see Genesis 2:3), but rather as suggesting motives for the religious observance of that institution. The Exodus was an entrance into rest from the toils of the house of bondage, and is thought actually to have occurred on the Sabbath day or "rest" day.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 5:12

    5:12 Keep the sabbath - day, to sanctify it - Dost thou do no work on this day, which can be done as well on another? Art thou peculiarly careful on this day, to avoid all conversation, which does not tend to the knowledge and love of God? Dost thou watch narrowly over all that are within thy gates, that they too may keep it holy? And dost thou try every possible means, to bring all men, wherever you are, to do the same?