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Want to know what the Bible says about The Sabbath Day? Here are 142 Bible verses about The Sabbath Day 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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Leviticus 23:3 NIV
“‘There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the Lord.
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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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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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Hebrews 4:9 NIV
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
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Exodus 20:8 NIV
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
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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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Deuteronomy 5:12-15 NIV
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. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
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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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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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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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Ezekiel 20:12 NIV
Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the Lord made them holy.
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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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Colossians 2:16-17 NIV
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
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Matthew 12:12 NIV
How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
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Isaiah 66:22-23 NIV
22 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. 23 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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Genesis 2:2-3 NIV
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 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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Mark 2:28 NIV
So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
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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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