Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no work on it: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
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George Leo Haydock
Sabbath. Hebrew, "the rest of rest "a day in which no unnecessary servile work must be done, no more than on the great holidays, ver. 6, 8. (Haydock)
Called holy, because it shall be really so: in which sense the word is often used, Isaias ix. 6
Day; you must not even dress meat, which was also forbidden on the day of expiation.
Lord, on which he ceased from work, and which you must keep in his honour.
Habitations. In the temple, the priests were intent upon sacrificing, which was indeed a material, but not a formal, violation of the sabbath, Matthew xii. 5.