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Exodus 31:12-18 (New International Version)

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The Sabbath

12 Then the LORD said to Moses, 13 "Say to the Israelites, 'You must observe my Sabbaths.1 This will be a sign2 between me and you for the generations to come,3 so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.a4 14 " 'Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death;5 whoever does any work on that day must be cut off from his people. 15 For six days, work6 is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest,7 holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death. 16 The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath,8 celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. 17 It will be a sign9 between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested.10' "11 18 When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai,12 he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone13 inscribed by the finger of God.14
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