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Exodus 31:16

    Exodus 31:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the children of Israel are to keep the Sabbath holy, from generation to generation, by an eternal agreement.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

    World English Bible

    Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

    Definitions for Exodus 31:16

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 31:16

    A perpetual covenant - Because it is a sign of this future rest and blessedness, therefore the religious observance of it must be perpetually kept up. The type must continue in force till the antitype come.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 31:16

    31:16 It was to be observed throughout their generations, in every age, for a perpetual covenant - This was to be one of the most lasting tokens of the covenant between God and Israel.