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To be kept holy.
days. — 13:10 He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
Ac. 13:14 When they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and sat down. 15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have
any word of exhortation for the people, say on. 16 Then Paul stood up, and beckaning with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. 42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. 44 And the next sabbathday came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.—15: 21 Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath-day, - 17: 2 Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath-days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.
—18: 4 He [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
1 Cor. 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
Heb. 10: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another ; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
[Is. 66: 23. Ps. 84: 1–10, and 132: 7.] 641. Sabbath to be kept holy; secular labor forbidden.
Ex. 16: 23 He said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To-morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake to-day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning. 24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein. 25 And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sabbath unto the LORD ; to-day ye shall not find it in the field. 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none 27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. 28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws ? 29 See, for that the 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. 30
To be kept holy.
So the people rested on the seventh day. – 20:8 Remember the sabbath-day to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: 10 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: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day : wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it. — 23: 12 Six 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.
-31: 13 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. 14 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. 15 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. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed. 34: 21 Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing-time and in harvest thou shalt rest.35: 3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath-day.
Lev. 23: 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.-26: 2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
Dt. 5: 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. 13 Six days thou shalt labor, and do all thy work; 14 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, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thou. 15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt,
Rewards to Sabbath-keepers — Punishment of Sabbath-breakers.
and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched-out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath-day.
Jer. 17: 21 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 ; 22 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. [27.] Mat. 24: 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day.
Lk. 23: 56 They returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath-day, according to the commandment.
642. Rewards to sabbath-keepers.
Is. 56: 2 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. 6 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 ;
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: : their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. — 58: 13 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, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words : 14 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. 17: 24 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 sabbathday, to do no work therein; 25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes 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. 643. Punishment of sabbath-breakers. Ex. 35: 2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh
The First Day of the Week.
day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Num. 15: 32 While the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath-day. 35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
Jer. 17:27 If ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath-day, 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.
Ezk. 20: 15 I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths : for their heart went after their idols. 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. 21 Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutės, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them : they polluted my sabbaths : then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Ezk. 22: 26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 31 Therefore, have I poured out mine indignation upon them.
644. The first day of the week distinguished and observed after the resurrection of Christ.
Mk. 16: 9 When Jesus was risen early, the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. [Ps. 118: 24.]
Jn. 20: 19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. [Mk. 16: 9. Mat. 28: 1, 8, 9.]
Ac. 20: 7 Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them,
Differ from others.
(ready to depart on the morrow) and continued his speech until midnight.
1 Cor. 16: 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
Rev. 1: 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.
645. Saints radically differ from sinners.
Gen. 7: 1 The LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark: for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Job 2: 3 The LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Ps. 1: 2 His delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Jer. 15: 19 Thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth.
Ezk. 44: 23 They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Jn. 15: 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Ac. 8: 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for: thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Tit. 2: 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
1 Pet. 2: 9 Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into bis marvellous light.
1 Jn. 5: 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. See 591.]