Exodus 20:9
New International Version
Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

New Living Translation
You have six days each week for your ordinary work,

English Standard Version
Six days you shall labor, and do all your work,

Berean Study Bible
Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

New American Standard Bible
"Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

King James Bible
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Christian Standard Bible
You are to labor six days and do all your work,

Contemporary English Version
You have six days when you can do your work,

Good News Translation
You have six days in which to do your work,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to labor six days and do all your work,

International Standard Version
Yu are to labor and do all your work during six days,

NET Bible
For six days you may labor and do all your work,

New Heart English Bible
Six days you may labor, and do all your work,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have six days to do all your work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;

New American Standard 1977
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work;

King James 2000 Bible
Six days shall you labor, and do all your work:

American King James Version
Six days shall you labor, and do all your work:

American Standard Version
Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Six days thou shalt labour, and shalt perform all thy work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works.

Darby Bible Translation
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;

English Revised Version
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Webster's Bible Translation
Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:

World English Bible
You shall labor six days, and do all your work,

Young's Literal Translation
six days thou dost labour, and hast done all thy work,
Study Bible
The Ten Commandments
8Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God, on which you must not do any work—neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant or livestock, nor the foreigner within your gates.…
Cross References
Luke 13:14
But the synagogue leader was indignant that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath. "There are six days for work," he told the crowd. "So come and be healed on those days and not on the Sabbath."

Exodus 16:26
For six days you may gather, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, it will not be there."

Exodus 31:15
For six days work may be done, but the seventh day must be a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death.

Exodus 34:21
Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even in plowing and harvesting seasons, you must rest.

Exodus 35:2
For six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you are to have a holy Sabbath of complete rest to the LORD. Anyone who does work on that day must be put to death.

Exodus 35:3
Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day."

Leviticus 23:3
For six days work may be done, but the seventh day is to be a Sabbath of complete rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 5:13
Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

Ezekiel 46:1
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'The gate of the inner court that faces east must be kept shut during the six days of work, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.

Treasury of Scripture

Six days shall you labor, and do all your work:

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.

Luke 13:14
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.







Lexicon
Six
שֵׁ֤֣שֶׁת (šê·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

days
יָמִ֣ים֙ (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

you shall labor
תַּֽעֲבֹ֔ד֮ (ta·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

and do
וְעָשִׂ֖֣יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your work,
מְלַאכְתֶּֽךָ֒‪‬ (mə·laḵ·te·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property
(9) Six days shalt thou labour.--The form is certainly imperative; and it has been held that the fourth commandment is "not limited to a mere enactment respecting one day, but prescribes the due distribution of a week, and enforces the six days' work as much as the seventh day's rest" (Garden in Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. iii., p. 1068). But the work on the six days is really rather assumed as what will be than required as what must be; and the intention of the clause is prohibitory rather than mandatory--"thou shalt not work more than six days out of the seven."

Verse 9. - Six days shalt thou labour. This is not so much a command as a prohibition" Thou shaft not labor more than six (consecutive) clays." In them thou shelf do all thy necessary work, so as to have the Sabbath free for the worship and service of God. 20:3-11 The first four of the ten commandments, commonly called the FIRST table, tell our duty to God. It was fit that those should be put first, because man had a Maker to love, before he had a neighbour to love. It cannot be expected that he should be true to his brother, who is false to his God. The first commandment concerns the object of worship, JEHOVAH, and him only. The worship of creatures is here forbidden. Whatever comes short of perfect love, gratitude, reverence, or worship, breaks this commandment. Whatsoever ye do, do all the glory of God. The second commandment refers to the worship we are to render to the Lord our God. It is forbidden to make any image or picture of the Deity, in any form, or for any purpose; or to worship any creature, image, or picture. But the spiritual import of this command extends much further. All kinds of superstition are here forbidden, and the using of mere human inventions in the worship of God. The third commandment concerns the manner of worship, that it be with all possible reverence and seriousness. All false oaths are forbidden. All light appealing to God, all profane cursing, is a horrid breach of this command. It matters not whether the word of God, or sacred things, all such-like things break this commandment, and there is no profit, honour, or pleasure in them. The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. The form of the fourth commandment, Remember, shows that it was not now first given, but was known by the people before. One day in seven is to be kept holy. Six days are allotted to worldly business, but not so as to neglect the service of God, and the care of our souls. On those days we must do all our work, and leave none to be done on the sabbath day. Christ allowed works of necessity, charity, and piety; for the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath, Mr 2:27; but all works of luxury, vanity, or self-indulgence in any form, are forbidden. Trading, paying wages, settling accounts, writing letters of business, worldly studies, trifling visits, journeys, or light conversation, are not keeping this day holy to the Lord. Sloth and indolence may be a carnal, but not a holy rest. The sabbath of the Lord should be a day of rest from worldly labour, and a rest in the service of God. The advantages from the due keeping of this holy day, were it only to the health and happiness of mankind, with the time it affords for taking care of the soul, show the excellency of this commandment. The day is blessed; men are blessed by it, and in it. The blessing and direction to keep holy are not limited to the seventh day, but are spoken of the sabbath day.
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