Ezekiel 20:12
New International Version
Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the LORD made them holy.

New Living Translation
And I gave them my Sabbath days of rest as a sign between them and me. It was to remind them that I am the LORD, who had set them apart to be holy.

English Standard Version
Moreover, I gave them my Sabbaths, as a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

Berean Study Bible
I also gave them My Sabbaths as a sign between us, so that they would know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

New American Standard Bible
"Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

King James Bible
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

Christian Standard Bible
I also gave them my Sabbaths to serve as a sign between me and them, so that they would know that I am the LORD who consecrates them.

Contemporary English Version
And I commanded them to respect the Sabbath as a way of showing that they were holy and belonged to me.

Good News Translation
I made the keeping of the Sabbath a sign of the agreement between us, to remind them that I, the LORD, make them holy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I also gave them My Sabbaths to serve as a sign between Me and them, so they will know that I am Yahweh who sets them apart as holy."

International Standard Version
Also, I instituted my Sabbath for them as a sign between me and them, so they would know that I am the LORD, who has set them apart."

NET Bible
I also gave them my Sabbaths as a reminder of our relationship, so that they would know that I, the LORD, sanctify them.

New Heart English Bible
Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I also gave them certain days to worship me as a sign between us so that they would know that I, the LORD, made them holy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover also I gave them My sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

New American Standard 1977
“And also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I also gave them my sabbaths to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctifies them.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctifies them.

American King James Version
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

American Standard Version
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Jehovah that sanctifieth them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I gave them my sabbaths, that they should be for a sign between me and them, that they should know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover I gave them also my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them: and that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.

Darby Bible Translation
And I also gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I [am] Jehovah that hallow them.

English Revised Version
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

World English Bible
Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.

Young's Literal Translation
And also My sabbaths I have given to them, To be for a sign between Me and them, To know that I am Jehovah their sanctifier.
Study Bible
Israel's Rebellion in Egypt
11And I gave them My statutes and made known to them My ordinances—for the man who does these things will live by them. 12I also gave them My Sabbaths as a sign between us, so that they would know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them. 13Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances—though the man who does these things will live by them—and they utterly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath upon them and put an end to them in the wilderness.…
Cross References
Exodus 31:13
"Tell the Israelites, 'Surely you must observe My Sabbaths, for this will be a sign between Me and you for the generations to come, so that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Exodus 31:17
It is a sign between Me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.'"

Isaiah 56:2
Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil."

Jeremiah 17:22
You must not carry a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath day, but you must keep the Sabbath day holy, just as I commanded your forefathers.

Ezekiel 20:20
Keep My Sabbaths holy, and they will be a sign between us, so that you may know that I am the LORD your God."

Ezekiel 20:26
And I pronounced them unclean through their gifts--the sacrifice of every firstborn in the fire--so that I might devastate them, in order that they would know that I am the LORD.'

Ezekiel 37:28
Then the nations will know that I the LORD sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is among them forever.'"

Ezekiel 44:24
In any dispute, they shall officiate as judges and judge according to My ordinances. They must observe My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed feasts, and they must keep My Sabbaths holy.

Treasury of Scripture

Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

I gave

Genesis 2:3
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Exodus 16:29
See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.

Exodus 20:8-11
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy…

to be

Ezekiel 20:20
And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

Exodus 31:13-17
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you…

I am

Ezekiel 37:28
And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

Exodus 19:5,6
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: …

Leviticus 20:8
And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.







Lexicon
I also
וְגַ֤ם (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

gave
נָתַ֣תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

them
לָהֶ֔ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

My Sabbaths
שַׁבְּתוֹתַי֙ (šab·bə·ṯō·w·ṯay)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7676: Intermission, the Sabbath

as a sign
לְא֔וֹת (lə·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

between us,
בֵּינִ֖י (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

so that they would know
לָדַ֕עַת (lā·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

who sanctifies them.
מְקַדְּשָֽׁם׃ (mə·qad·də·šām)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6942: To be set apart or consecrated
(12) I gave them my sabbaths.--"Not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers" (John 7:22). The Sabbath, like circumcision, was an institution far older than the period here spoken of, but was now commanded anew, and made the especial pledge of the covenant between God and His people. The verse is a quotation from Exodus 31:13; and every one must have remarked the great stress everywhere laid in the Old Testament upon the observance of the Sabbath, and the prominence given to it among the privileges of the Divine covenant. It is plain that the day is regarded not in its mere outward character, as a day of rest, but as "a sign" of the covenant, and a means of realising it in the study of God's word, and the communion of the soul with Him. It is in these latter aspects also that the weekly day of rest still retains its inestimable value--that men "might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them."

Verse 12. - I gave them my sabbaths, etc. As in Exodus 31:12-17, the sabbath is treated as the central sign (we might almost say sacrament) of the Jewish Church, not only as a mark differencing them from other nations, but as between Jehovah and them, a witness of their ideal relation to each other, a means of making that ideal relation a reality. 20:10-26. The history of Israel in the wilderness is referred to in the new Testament as well as in the Old, for warning. God did great things for them. He gave them the law, and revived the ancient keeping of the sabbath day. Sabbaths are privileges; they are signs of our being his people. If we do the duty of the day, we shall find, to our comfort, it is the Lord that makes us holy, that is, truly happy, here; and prepares us to be happy, that is, perfectly holy, hereafter. The Israelites rebelled, and were left to the judgments they brought upon themselves. God sometimes makes sin to be its own punishment, yet he is not the Author of sin: there needs no more to make men miserable, than to give them up to their own evil desires and passions.
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