Deuteronomy 5:12

12 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.

Deuteronomy 5:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
ESV
12 "'Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.
NLT
12 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
MSG
12 No working on the Sabbath; keep it holy just as God, your God, commanded you.
CSB
12 Be careful to dedicate the Sabbath day, as the Lord your God has commanded you.

Deuteronomy 5:12 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 12,13. Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it
Or observe it, by setting it apart as a time of natural rest, and for the performance of holy and religious exercises; see ( Exodus 20:8 ) , where the phrase is a little varied, "remember the sabbath day to keep it holy"; it having been instituted before:

as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee;
not at Sinai only, for the same might then have been observed of all the rest of the commands, but before the giving of the law, at the first of the manna; see ( Exodus 16:23 ) .

Deuteronomy 5:12 In-Context

10 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
12 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
14 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 16:23-30; Exodus 31:13-17; Mark 2:27-28; Exodus 20:8