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Exodus 20:8

    Exodus 20:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep in memory the Sabbath and let it be a holy day.

    Webster's Revision

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    World English Bible

    "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    Definitions for Exodus 20:8

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 20:8

    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy - See what has been already said on this precept, Genesis 2:2, and elsewhere. See Clarke's note on Genesis 2:2. As this was the most ancient institution, God calls them to remember it; as if he had said, Do not forget that when I had finished my creation I instituted the Sabbath, and remember why I did so, and for what purposes. The word שבת shabbath signifies rest or cessation from labor; and the sanctification of the seventh day is commanded, as having something representative in it; and so indeed it has, for it typifies the rest which remains for the people of God, and in this light it evidently appears to have been understood by the apostle, Hebrews 4. Because this commandment has not been particularly mentioned in the New Testament as a moral precept binding on all, therefore some have presumptuously inferred that there is no Sabbath under the Christian dispensation. The truth is, the Sabbath is considered as a type: all types are of full force till the thing signified by them takes place; but the thing signified by the Sabbath is that rest in glory which remains for the people of God, therefore the moral obligation of the Sabbath must continue till time be swallowed up in eternity.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 20:8

    Remember the sabbath day - There is no distinct evidence that the Sabbath, as a formal ordinance, was recognized before the time of Moses (compare Nehemiah 9:14; Ezekiel 20:10-12; Deuteronomy 5:15). The word "remember" may either be used in the sense of "keep in mind" what is here enjoined for the first time, or it may refer back to what is related in Exodus 16:22-26.