Deuteronomy 5:12

“Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Keepe the Sabbath day to sanctifie it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah thy God commanded thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep the Sabbath day as a holy day, as you have been ordered by the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

Keep the sabbath day to hallow it, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee.
- Darby Bible

Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
- Webster's Bible

Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you.
- World English Bible

`Observe the day of the sabbath -- to sanctify it, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD thy God commanded thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 5:12


5:12 Keep the sabbath - day, to sanctify it - Dost thou do no work on this day, which can be done as well on another? Art thou peculiarly careful on this day, to avoid all conversation, which does not tend to the knowledge and love of God? Dost thou watch narrowly over all that are within thy gates, that they too may keep it holy? And dost thou try every possible means, to bring all men, wherever you are, to do the same?


Discussion for Deuteronomy 5:12

  • Thanduxolo for verse 12
    This verse means we should respect the Sabbath day as the Lord ordered us to do so,no work that should be done on the Sabbath which is the seventh day,we shoul only serve God on that day

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