Genesis 2:1-3

So the heavens and the earth and everything in them[a] were completed. By the seventh[b] day God completed His work that He had done, and He rested[c] on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He rested from His work of creation.[d]


  1. Genesis 2:1 Lit and all their host
  2. Genesis 2:2 Sam, LXX, Syr read sixth
  3. Genesis 2:2 Or ceased
  4. Genesis 2:3 Lit work that God created to make

Exodus 20:8-11

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: You are to labor six days and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates. 11 For the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and declared it holy.

Mark 2:23-27

Lord of the Sabbath

23 On the Sabbath He was going through the grainfields, and His disciples began to make their way picking some heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

25 He said to them, “Have you never read what David and those who were with him did when he was in need and hungry— 26 how he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest and ate the sacred bread—which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests—and also gave some to his companions?” 27 Then He told them, “The Sabbath was made for[a] man and not man for[b] the Sabbath.


  1. Mark 2:27 Or because of
  2. Mark 2:27 Or because of