New Living Translation
It will be a Sabbath day of complete rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. This is a permanent law for you.
King James Bible
It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
A sabbath of rest shall it be unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls: it is an everlasting statute.
World English Bible
It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls; it is a statute forever.
Young's Literal Translation
it is to you a sabbath of rest, and ye have humbled yourselves -- a statute age-during.
Leviticus 16:31 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:31 A sabbath - Observed as a sabbath - day from all servile works, and diligent attendance upon God's worship.
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
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This will be a Sabbath day of complete rest for you, and on that day you must deny yourselves. This day of rest will begin at sundown on the ninth day of the month and extend until sundown on the tenth day."
And there by the Ahava Canal, I gave orders for all of us to fast and humble ourselves before our God. We prayed that he would give us a safe journey and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled.
We have fasted before you!' they say. 'Why aren't you impressed? We have been very hard on ourselves, and you don't even notice it!' "I will tell you why!" I respond. "It's because you are fasting to please yourselves. Even while you fast, you keep oppressing your workers.
You humble yourselves by going through the motions of penance, bowing your heads like reeds bending in the wind. You dress in burlap and cover yourselves with ashes. Is this what you call fasting? Do you really think this will please the LORD?
Then he said, "Don't be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.
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