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thee. And remember that thou
wast a servant in the land of
Egypt, and that the LORD thy
God brought thee out thence,
through a mighty hand, and by a

Gen. 11, 1-3. Thus the heavens
and the earth were finished, and
all the host of them. And on the
seventh day God ended his work
which he had made; and he rest-keep the sabbath-day.
ed on the seventh day from all
his work which he had made.
And God blessed the seventh day,
and sanctified it; because that in
it he had rested from all his
work which God created and

LORD thy God commanded thee to

stretched-out arm: therefore the

Heb. iv, 3-5. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.


JEWISH SABBATH. Exod. xxiii, 12. Six days thon 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.

Exod. xxxi, 13, 16, 17. 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. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 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.

Lev. xxiii, 32. It shall be anto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day

of the month at even, from even

anto even, shall ye celebrate your


Lev. xxvi, 2. Ye shall keep my gabbaths, and reverence my sauctuary: I am the LORD.

ye shall not find it in the field. Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. And the LORD said unto Moses, How long retuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws? See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth Isaiah Ixvi, 23. And it shall day the bread of two days: abide come to pass, that from one new-ye every man in his place; let no moon to another, and from one seventh day. So the people restman go out of his place on the sabbath to another, shall all fleshed on the seventh day. come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

Neh. ix, 14. And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant.

Ezek. xx, 12, 20. Moreover also, I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them. 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.

Matt. xxiv, 20. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day.

Mark xv, 42. And now, when the even was come, (because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath.)

Luke xxiil, 54. And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.



Exod. xvi, 5, 22-30. And it shall Come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to-day: and seethe that ye win seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up

for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there Deut. v, 12, 15. Keep the sab- any worm therein. And Moses bath-day to sanctity it, as the said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is LORD thy God hath commanded | a sabbath unto the LORD: to-day


HOW TO BE KEPT ALWAYS. NO SECULAR WORK DONE. Exod. xxxiv, 21. Six days thou shalt work; but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earingtime and in harvest thou shalt rest.

Exod. xxxv, 2, 3. Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein kindle no fire throughout your shall be put to death. Ye shall habitations upon the sabbath-day.

Lev. xxiii, 3. Six days shall work the sabbath of rest, an holy conbe done; but the seventh day is Vocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

Jer. xvii, 21, 22. 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; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath-day, neither do ye any work; but allow ye the sabbath-day, as I commanded your fathers.


BE ENJOYED. Ezek. xlvi, 1. Thus saith the Lord GOD, The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new-moon it shall be opened.

Acts xiii, 14, 42, 44. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and sat down. And

when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. And the next sabbath-day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

Acts xvi, 13. And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a riverside, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

Acts xvil, 1, 2. Now, when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: And Paul as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath-days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.

Acts xviil, 4. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.



2 Kings xi, 5, 7, 9. And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house. And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king. And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men

But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbathday.

gate before the LORD in the sabeat.
baths, and in the new-moons. And
the burnt-offering that the prince
shall offer unto the LORD in the
sabbath day shall be six lambs
without blemish, and a ram with-
out blemish.

Matth. xii, 5, 10-12. Or have ye
not read in the law, how that on
the sabbath-days the priests in
the temple profane the sabbath,
and are blameless? And, behold,
there was a man which had his
hand withered. And they asked
him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on
the sabbath days? that they might
accuse him. And he said unto
them, What man shall there be
among you, that shall have one
sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the
sabbath day, will he not lay hold
on it, and lift it out? How much
then is a man better than a sheep?
Wherefore it is lawful to do well
on the sabbath days.

Luke vi, 9, 10. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbathdays to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Luke xiii, 14-16. And the ruler
indignation, because that Jesus
of the synagogue auswered with
had healed on the sabbath-day,
and said unto the people, There
are six days in which men ought

to work: in them therefore come
and be healed, and not on the
sabbath day. The Lord then

hypocrite, doth not each one of

Mark 11, 23, 24. And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath-day that which is not lawful?

Luke vi, 1, 2, 5-7. And it came after the first,that he went through to pass on the second sabbath the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

And certain of the Pharisees said

unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbathdays? And he said unto them,

That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath-day; that they might find an accusation against him.

Luke xiii, 14. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with inhealed on the sabbath day, and dignation, because that Jesus had said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.

John v, 10, 11. The Jews there

that were to come in on the sab- answered him, and said, Thou fore said unto him that was cured, out on the sabbath, and came to you on the sabbath loose his ox lawful for thee to carry thy bed. bath, with them that should go

Jehoiada the priest.

2 Chron. xxiii, 4, 8. This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the doors: So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and took every man his men that were to come in on the jabbath, with them that were to go out on the sabbath: for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the


Ezek. xlvi, 2-4. And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt-offering, and his peaceofferings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this

or his ass from the stall, and lead
him away to watering? And
ought not this woman, being a
daughter of Abraham, whom
Satan hath bound, lo, these eigh-
teen years, be loosed from this
bond on the sabbath-day?

If a man

John vil, 22, 23. Moses therefore
gave unto you circumcision; (not
because it is of Moses, but of the
fathers;) and ye on the sabbath-
day circumcise a man.
on the sabbath-day receive cir-
cumcision, that the law of Moses
should not be broken; are ye
angry at me, because I have made
a man every whit whole on the


It is the sabbath day: it is not

He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.

Acts i, 12. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

SABBATH PROFANATION. 2 Kings xvi, 18. And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king's entry without, turned be from the house of the LORD for the king of Assyria.

Neh. xiii, 15-18. In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine-presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, Matth. xii, 1, 2. At that time which they brought into Jerusa Jesus went on the sabbath day lem on the sabbath-day: and I through the corn; and his disci-testified against them in the day ples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to

wherein they sold victuals. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein,


which brought fish, and all man- I ner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath-day? Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel, by profaning the sabbath.

Lam. 1, 7. Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction, and of her miseries, all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her; the adversaries saw her, and did mock at ner sabbaths.

Ezek. xx, 21. Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted


speaking thine own words: 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.

come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the Jer. xvii, 24, 25. And it shall to do no work therein; Then shall gates of this city on the sabbaththere enter into the gates of this day, but hallow the sabbath-day, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; chariots and on horses, they, and city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in their princes, the men of Judah, and this city shall remain for ever. SABBATH KEPT IN THE LETTER.

victuals, on the sabbath-day to the land bring ware, or any Neh. x, 31. And if the people of sell, that we would not buy it of

holy-day; and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

the gates should be shut, and pass, that when the gates of JeruNeh. xiii, 19-22. And it came to charged that they should not be the sabbath, I commanded that salem began to be dark before opened till after the sabbath: and be brought in on the sabbath day. some of my servants set I at the all kind of ware, lodged without So the merchants, and sellers of gates, that there should no burden testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about Jerusalem once or twice. Then I the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sab

vites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sancalso, and spare me according to tify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this the greatness of thy mercy.

bath. And I commanded the Le


oblations: incense is an abominaIsa i, 13. Bring no more vain I cannot away with: it is iniquity, tion unto me; the new-moons and sabbaths the calling of assemblies,

even the solemn meeting.

man, and not man for the sabbath. Mark ii, 27. And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for


day of the week, when the disciples came together to break Acts xx, 7. And upon the first

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year, and eat yet of old fruit until
the ninth year; un'il her fruits
come in ye shall eat of the old

Lev. xxvi, 34, 35, 43. Then shall
the land enjoy her sabbaths, as
long as it lieth desolate, and ye be
in your enemies' land; even then
shall the land rest, and enjoy her
sabbaths. As long as it lieth
desolate it shall rest; because it
did not rest in your sabbaths,
when ye dwelt upon it.
land also shall be left of them, and
shall enjoy her sabbaths, while
she lieth desolate without them:


and they shall accept of the pun-
ishment of their iniquity: because,
even because they despised my
judgments, and because their
soul abhorred my statutes.

2 Chron. xxxvi, 20, 21. And
them that had escaped from the
sword carried he away to Baby-
lon; where they were servants to
him and his sons until the reign
of the kingdom of Persia: To
fulfil the word of the LORD by the
mouth of Jeremiah, until the
land had enjoyed her sabbaths:
for as long as she lay desolate she
kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore
and ten years.


him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return. And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, both he, and his children with him.

Lev. xxvii, 24. In the year of the jubilee the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land did belong.

OTHER HOLY DAYS. Exod. xxiii, 14, 17. Three times

thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the LORD God.

Exod. xxxiv, 23, 24. Thrice in the year shall all your men-children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.

SABBATICAL YEAR. Exod. xxii, 10, 11. And six Lev. xxiii, 2, 4, 44. Speak unto years thou shalt sow thy land, the children of Israel, and say and shalt gather in the fruits unto them, Concerning the feasts thereof; But the seventh year of the LORD, which ye shall prothou shalt let it rest and lie still; claim to be holy convocations, that the poor of thy people may| THE YEAR OF JUBILEE. even these are my feasts. These eat: and what they leave the Lev. xxv, 8-13, 39-41, 54. And are the feasts of the LORD, even beasts of the field shall eat. In thou shalt number seven sab-holy convocations, which ye shall like manner thou shalt deal with baths of years unto thee, seven proclaim in their seasons. And thy vineyard, and with thy olive-times seven years; and the space Moses declared unto the children yard. of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

of the seven sabbaths of years Lev. XXV, 2-7, 20-22. Speak shall be unto thee forty and nine unto the children of Israel, and years. Then shalt thou cause say unto them, When ye come the trumpet of the jubilee to unto the land which I give you, sound, on the tenth day of the then shall the land keep a sab- seventh month; in the day of bath unto the LORD. Six years atonement shall ye make the thou shalt sow thy field, and six trumpet sound throughout all years thou shalt prune thy vine- your land. And ye shall hallow yard, and gather in the fruit the fiftieth year, and proclaim thereof; But in the seventh year liberty throughout all the land shall be a sabbath of rest unto unto all the inhabitants thereof: the land, a sabbath for the LORD: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and thou shalt neither sow thy field, ye shall return every man unto nor prune thy vineyard. That his possession, and ye shall rewhich groweth of its own accord turn every man unto his family. of thy harvest thou shalt not A jubilee shall that fiftieth year reap, neither gather the grapes of be unto you: ye shall not sow, thy vine undressed: for it is a neither reap that which groweth year of rest unto the land. And of itself in it, nor gather the the sabbath of the land shall be grapes in it of thy vine undressed. meat for you; for thee, and for thy For it is the jubilee; it shall be servant, and for thy maid, and for holy unto you: ye shall eat the thy hired servant, and for thy increase thereof out of the field. stranger that sojourneth with In the year of this jubilee ye shall thee. And for thy cattle, and for return every man unto his posthe beast that are in thy land, session. And if thy brother that shall all the increase thereof be dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, meat. And if ye shall say, What and be sold unto thee; thou shalt shall we eat the seventh year? not compel him to serve as a bondbehold, we shall not sow, nor servant: But as an hired servant, gather in our increase; Then I and as a sojourner, he shall be will command my blessing upon with thee, and shall serve thee you in the sixth year, and it shall unto the year of jubilee. And bring forth fruit for three years. then shall he depart from thee, And ye shall sow the eighth | both he and his children with

Deut. xvi, 16. Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Lord empty.

Behold, there is a feast of the Judges xxi, 19. Then they said, LORD in Shiloh yearly, in a place which is on the north side of Beth-el, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Beth-el to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah.

1 Sam. 1, 3, 21. And this man went up out of his city yearly, to worship and to sacrifice unto the

LORD of hosts in Shiloh: and the

two sons of Eli, Hophni and
Phinehas, the priests of the LORD,
anah, and all his house, went up
were there. And the man Elk-
sacrifice, and his vow.
to offer unto the LORD the yearly

2 Chron. vill, 13. Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new-moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened

bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.

2 Chron, xxx, 25. And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced. Neh. viii, 9, 11, 12. And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved. And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

Isa. xxx, 29. Ye shall have a song, as in the night, when a holy solemuity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

Acts xviii, 20, 21. When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not; But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will

return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

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1 Sam. xx, 18, 24. Then Jona-
than said to David, To-morrow is
the rew-moon; and thou shalt be
missed, because thy seat will be
empty. So David hid himself in
the field: and when the new-moon
was come, the king sat him down
to eat meat.

2 Kings iv, 22, 23. And she call-
ed unto her husband, and said,
Send me, I pray thee, one of the
young men, and one of the asses,
and come again.
that I may run to the man of God,
And he said,
Wherefore wilt thou go to him
to-day? it is neither new-moon
nor sabbath.
shall be well.
And she said, It

Isaiah 1, 14. Your new-moons
and your appointed feasts my
soul hateth: they are a trouble
unto me; I am weary to bear



Exod. xxxiv, 22. And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat-harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

count unto you from the morrow Lev. xxiii, 15-17. And ye shall after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave- offering seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave- loaves of two tenthdeals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the first-fruits unto the LORD.

shalt thou number unto thee: Deut. xvi, 9-12. Seven weeks begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn. And Lev. xxiii, 10-14, 20, 21. Speak thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the children of Israel, and unto the LORD thy God with a say unto them. When ye be come tribute of a free-will-offering of into the land which I give unto thine hand, which thou shalt give you, and shall reap the harvest unto the LORD thy God, accordthereof, then ye shall bring a ing as the LORD thy God hath sheaf of the first-fruita of your blessed thee; And thou shalt reharvest unto the priest; And he joice before the Load thy God, shall wave the sheat before the thou, and thy son, and thy daughLORD, to be accepted for you: on ter, and thy man-servant, and thy the morrow after the sabbath the maid-servant, and the Levite that priest shall wave it. And ye shall is within thy gates, and the stranoffer that day, when ye wave the ger, and the fatherless, and the sheaf, an he-lamb without blem- widow, that are among you, in the ish, of the first year, for a burnt-place which the LORD thy God offering unto the LORD. And the hath chosen to place his name meat-offering thereof shall be two there. And thou shalt remember tenth-deals of fine flour mingled that thou wast a bond-man in with oil, an offering made by fire Egypt: and thou shalt observe unto the LORD for a sweet savour. and do these statutes. and the drink - offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an bin. And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor that ye have brought an offering green ears, until the selfsame day unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. And the priest shall wave them, with the bread of the first-fruits for a wave-offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you; ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings, throughout your gen


Pentecost was fully come, they Acts ii, 1. And when the day of were all with one accord in one place.

termined to sail by Ephesus, beActs xx, 16. For Paul had decause he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it Jerusalem the day of Pentecost, were possible for him, to be at


this shall be a statute for ever Lev. xvi, 29-31, 33, 34. And upon you, that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it

be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, FEAST OF INGATHERING. to cleanse you, that ye may be Exod. xxiii, 16. And the feast of clean from all your sins before harvest, the first fruits of thy the LORD, It shall be a sabbath labours, which thou hast sown in of rest unto you, and ye shall thy field; and the feast of ingath-allict your souls, by a statute for


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