Exodus 23:12

“Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sixe dayes thou shalt doe thy worke, and on the seuenth day thou shalt rest: that thine oxe and thine asse may rest, and the sonne of thy handmayd, & the stranger may be refreshed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease {from labor} so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may have rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the sojourner, may be refreshed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For six days do your work, and on the seventh day keep the Sabbath; so that your ox and your ass may have rest, together with the son of your servant and the man from a strange land living among you.
- Basic English Bible

-- Six days thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger may be refreshed.
- Darby Bible

Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thy ox and thy ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
- Webster's Bible

Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the alien may be refreshed.
- World English Bible

`Six days thou dost do thy work, and on the seventh day thou dost rest, so that thine ox and thine ass doth rest, and the son of thine handmaid and the sojourner is refreshed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Six days thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may have rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 23

  • Christ Magnified Glorifying Jesus
    End of day 23 in Bible in a Year Reading. I used to think that God placed a lot of rules/laws on the Hebrew people. Now I look at the laws and codes in just the area I live and realize that humans create far more laws that have little noble or educational purpose. Laws upon laws. God's law clearly defines sin as sin. No preference given. Equal treatment with love as the final objective.
  • Cathryn
    I beleeue in Yeshua Hamashiach and I beleeue that he is the Risen Christ and that he is the Sonne of the Living God and that he is the Living God. and I loue you all.
  • Matt
    @ Miister Jan, you are exactly right! Easter is derived from Ishtar/ Astaroth/ Astarte: the satanic, pagan false goddess of the satanic seed line. As The Lord commanded, we are to observe The Passover, Pentecost Day and Feast of Tabernacles. Jesus became OUR Passover when He was sacrificed for us. (1 Cor. ch. 5; Luke ch. 22). Halloween, 'Christmas' and Easter all have pagan/ satanic roots.
  • Irene123
    Ex.23:2 - "Thou shalt not follow ....." To follow a multitude, whether they are PLANNING on evil - or not - is foolish. Because - you do not KNOW what will happen in a crowd. That's why there are ALWAYS law enforcement at ANY gathering. Christians do not follow the world's people; we PRAY for them.
  • Miister Jan
    We need to move away from Easter which is pagan and embrace Passover now before the Lamb of God returns. Stop the Easter eggs bonnets clothes
    bunnies laying egg instead of baby bunnies and this year Our Father highlighted that the date is also different 2016 Leap year Easter does not match the dates that God outlined in Abib for the Passover covenant with him! Easter vs Passover choose now!
  • Chris K. for verse 21
    A great cross-reference to Joshua 21:44, Josh.5:13, acts 7:45, Heb. 4:8, for Jesus in the kjv.

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