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Want to know what the Bible says about Sabbath? Here are 135 Bible verses about Sabbath from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Exodus 20:8-11 NIV
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 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 animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
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Mark 2:27 NIV
Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
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Genesis 2:3 NIV
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
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Exodus 31:13 NIV
“Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.
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Luke 23:56 NIV
Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
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Isaiah 58:13 NIV
“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
    and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
    and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
    and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
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Luke 4:16 NIV
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,
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Hebrews 4:9 NIV
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
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Acts 17:2 NIV
As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
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Mark 2:28 NIV
So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
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Genesis 2:2 NIV
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
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Ezekiel 20:20 NIV
Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.
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Isaiah 66:23 NIV
From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the Lord.
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Matthew 24:20 NIV
Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
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Matthew 5:17-19 NIV
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
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Acts 16:13 NIV
On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.
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Luke 23:54 NIV
It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
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Leviticus 19:30 NIV
“‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
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Isaiah 58:13-14 NIV
13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
    and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
    and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
    and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
14 then you will find your joy in the Lord,
    and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land
    and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
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Acts 18:4 NIV
Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
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