Moreover, I also gave them my Sabbaths to be a sign between me and them, so that they would know that I am Yahweh who makes them holy. Bible other translations

“gave them my Sabbaths.” Here we see one of God’s reasons for the Sabbath: to make people holy. Most ancient cultures had feasts and festivals when people did not work or work much, but Yahweh gave His people Sabbaths so they had a rest day every week and could rest, rejuvenate, have family time, and spend time with God. That gave people time to reflect on God and commit to being holy.

Commentary for: Ezekiel 20:12