The LORDspoke to Moses, saying,
"But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, '1You shall surelyobserve My sabbaths ; for this is 2a signbetween Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
'Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. 3Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death ; for whoeverdoesanywork on it, that person shall be cutoff from among his people.
'4For sixdayswork may be done, but on the seventhday there is a 5sabbath of completerest, holy to the LORD ; 6whoeverdoesanywork on the sabbathday shall surely be put to death.
'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to acelebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetualcovenant.'
"7It is a signbetween Me and the sons of Israelforever ; 8for in sixdays the LORDmadeheaven and earth, but on the seventhday He ceased from labor, and was refreshed."
When He had finishedspeaking with him upon MountSinai, He gaveMoses9the twotablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, 10written by the finger of God.