What is The Sabbath?

May 25, 2013 in Prophet's Blog



Shamuth/Exodus 31:12 And יהוה/YAHUAH spake unto Moses, saying,

13 Speak thou also unto the children of Yashar’AL/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 יהוה/YAHUAH that doth sanctify you.

14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is SET APART/holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to יהוה/YAHUAH:  whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16 Wherefore the children of Yashar’AL/Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Yashar’AL/Israel for ever: for in six days יהוה/YAHUAH
made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

The SET APART SCRIPTURES/holy bible were originally written in Paleo Hebrew.  So the hebrew word for Sabbath is

  • shabath {shaw-bath’}

    a primitive root; TWOT – 2323, 2323c; v
    —Hebrew Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

    1) to cease, desist, rest  1a) (Qal)

    1a1) to cease

    1a2) to rest, desist (from labour)

    1b) (Niphal) to cease

    1c) (Hiphil)

    1c1) to cause to cease, put an end to

    1c2) to exterminate, destroy

    1c3) to cause to desist from

    1c4) to remove

    1c5) to cause to fail  2) (Qal) to keep or observe the sabbath
    —Brown-Driver-Briggs (Old Testament Hebrew-English Lexicon)
    A primitive root; to repose, that is, desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causatively, figuratively or specifically):—(cause to, let, make to) cease, celebrate, cause (make) to fail, keep (sabbath), suffer to be lacking, leave, put away (down), (make to) rest, rid, still, take away.
    —Strong’s (Hebrew & Chaldee Dictionary of the Old Testament)
    #7673a.   שָׁבַת shabath (991d); a prim. root; to cease, desist, rest:—
    NASB – brought to an end(1), cease(21), ceased(7), ceases(3), did away(2), disappear(1), do away(1), eliminate(3), gone(1), hear…more(1), lacking(1), left you without(1), made an end(1), make an end(1), no*(1), observe(1), observe the rest(1), put a stop(3), put an end(3), puts an end(1), remove(2), removed(1), rest(3), rested(3), silence(1), stop(2), stopped(1).
    #7673b.  שָׁבַת shabath (992c); denom. vb. from 7676; to keep, observe (sabbath):—
    NASB – have(1), keep(1), kept sabbath
    http://biblesuite.com/hebrew/7676.htmWayyiqra/Leviticus 23:1 And YAHUAH spake unto Masha/Moses, saying,

    2 Speak unto the children of Yashar’AL/Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of  יהוה/YAHUAH which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

    • 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of YAHUAH in all your dwellings.

    So to those who say they believe the SET APART SCRIPTURES, Resting on the 7th day Sabbath is a sign between you and THE CREATOR of all that is seen and unseen.