What does the Bible say about the Sabbath? The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word "shabbath" meaning rest. The Biblical Sabbath day is Saturday, the seventh day of the week, although now it is predominantly practiced on Sunday. The Ten Commandments prohibit doing any work on the Sabbath and to instead dedicate this day to worship. Learn more from our list of Bible verses about the Sabbath.
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1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
5 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?
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
10 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.
11 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?
12 Howmuch then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
23 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.
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
27 And he said unto them,The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
4 And he saith unto them,Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
42 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.