“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, then you will find your joy in the Lord,
and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land
and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
The mouth of the Lord has spoken.
~Isaiah 58:13-14 (NIV)
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.”
~Ezekiel 20:20 (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."
~Exodus 31:13 (NIV)
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.
~Hebrews 4:9-10 (NIV)
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”
~Luke 6:9 (NIV)
"How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
~Matthew 12:12 (NIV)