Leviticus 23:3

3 Six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no work: it is a sabbath to the Lord throughout your settlements.

Leviticus 23:3 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 23:3

Six days shall work be done
Or may be done by men, any sort of lawful work and honest labour, for the sustenance of themselves and families: but the seventh day [is] the sabbath of rest;
from all bodily labour and work of any kind; typical of rest by Christ and in him: an holy convocation;
when the people were called to holy exercises, to pray and praise, and hear the word, and offer sacrifice: ye shall do no work [therein];
not any at all, see ( Exodus 31:15 ) ( Exodus 35:2 Exodus 35:3 ) ; it [is] the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings:
other feasts were kept in the sanctuary, in the tabernacle or temple, or where they were; but this was not only observed there and in their synagogues, but in their private houses, or wherever they were, whether, travelling by sea or land; and so the Targum of Jonathan and Aben Ezra interpret it.

Leviticus 23:3 In-Context

1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
2 Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord that you shall proclaim as holy convocations, my appointed festivals.
3 Six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no work: it is a sabbath to the Lord throughout your settlements.
4 These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall celebrate at the time appointed for them
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, there shall be a passover offering to the Lord,