(Exo 20:8-11 NRSV) Remember the sabbath day, and keep
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;
you shall not do any work--you, your son or your daughter, your male or female
slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed
the sabbath day and consecrated it.
(Isa 58:13-14 NRSV) "If you refrain from trampling the
sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day; if you call the
sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honorable; if you honor it,
not going your own ways, serving your own interests, or pursuing your own
affairs; 14 then you shall take delight in the LORD, and
I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; I will feed you with
the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the LORD has
(Acts 13:14-15 NRSV) but they went on from Perga and
came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue
and sat down. 15 After the reading of the law and the prophets,
the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, "Brothers, if
you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it.
(Mark 1:21 NRSV) They went to Capernaum; and when the
sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught.
(Acts 18:4 NRSV) Every sabbath he would argue in the
synagogue and would try to convince Jews and Greeks.
(Mark 2:22-28 NRSV) And no one puts new wine into old
wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost,
and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins."
23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and
as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.
24 The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what
is not lawful on the sabbath?" 25 And he said to them, "Have
you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and
in need of food? 26 He entered the house of God, when Abiathar
was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful
for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions."
27 Then he said to them, "The sabbath was made for humankind,
and not humankind for the sabbath; 28 so the Son of Man is
lord even of the sabbath."
(Mark 3:2-5 NRSV) They watched him to see whether he
would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him.
3 And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come
forward." 4 Then he said to them, "Is it lawful to do good
or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent.
5 He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at
their hardness of heart and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He
stretched it out, and his hand was restored.