What the Bible Says About

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Is it necessary to keep the Sabbath?


The LORD hath given you the sabbath. ... abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. Exodus 16:29

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8

Six days my 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. Exodus 31:13-15

Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest. Exodus 34:21

Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh 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. Exodus 35:2

Ye shall ... keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:3, 30

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. Leviticus 23:3

And they found a man that gathered sticks upon the Sabbath day .... And all the congregation brought him without the camp and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the Lord commanded Moses. Numbers 15:32-36

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 5:12

Blessed is the man ... that keepeth the sabbath. Isaiah 56:2


The new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity. Isaiah 1:13

Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. Matthew 12:2

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. John 5:16

One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Romans 14:5

Let no man therefore judge you in meat and drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon; or of the sabbath days. Colossians 2:16

Christian Responses
The author of the SAB answered
Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible: Our fathers did eat manna in the desert (Exod 16)