The Sabbath of the Old Testament

J. N. Darby.

(Notes and Comments Vol. 2.)

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Genesis 2:2, 3. - First mentioned.

Exodus 16:5, 22, 30. - Given as a gift in grace to the people while under grace before the law.

Exodus 20:8. - Given as a commandment among the ten; this however associated with the rest of creation, as the whole system was.

Exodus 31:12, 17. - Given at the close of the order of the setting up of the sanctuary, as a sign of the covenant established by priesthood, in the mercy-seat a perpetual covenant.

Exodus 34:21. - Given as part of the covenant founded on supremacy and intercession after breach of the law - covenant in connection with their portion in the land by that covenant

Exodus 35:2. - So imposed in connection with the setting up of the Tabernacle thereon.

Leviticus 19:3, 30. - The comeliness of their association one with another and with God in the land - all that became them as a nation liable to sin, but consecrated to God there.

Leviticus 23:3. - Prescribed as the characteristic beginning and sum of all the feasts in which they were called to appear before the Lord in pledge of rest.

Leviticus 24:8. - The shew bread was to be ordered from sabbath to sabbath.

Numbers 15:32. - Expressed as an obligation during their journey which this book traces the principle of in the wilderness

Deuteronomy 5:12. - Ordained in connection with Creation rest, but as a memorial given as a remembrance of the grace of deliverance from Egypt, and thus of rest afforded to servants.

Nehemiah 9:14. - Remembered as made known to Israel as their special privilege.

Isaiah 58:13. - Prophecy looks at it as understood as a privilege in grace - my sabbath.

Ezekiel 20:12. - Given as a sign between God and them - His sabbaths.