Thus says the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
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George Leo Haydock
Souls. Those who broke the sabbath were to die, Exodus xxx. 15., and Numbers xv. 32.
Burdens, or servile work. (Calmet)
The Jews trifle in deciding what is a burden. (Origen, prin. iv. 2.)
Sabbath often denotes the observance of the whole law. (Worthington)