25 June 2014

EJ&T: Exodus 31-40: Kill anyone who works on the Sabbath and don't start a fire on the Sabbath.

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are 613.

  1. Kill anyone who works on (or profanes) the Sabbath.
  2. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is 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. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Exodus 31:14-15
    Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. Exodus 35:2
    And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day. And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him. And the Lord said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the Lord commanded Moses. Numbers 15:32-36

  3. Worship only the god whose name is Jealous.
  4. Thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14

    Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God. Matthew 4:10

  5. Don't make any molten gods.
  6. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods. Exodus 34:17

    Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods. Leviticus 19:4

  7. Don't start a fire on the Sabbath.
  8. Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day. Exodus 35:3

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