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If you turn back your foot from breaking the Sabbath,
from doing your pleasure on my holy day,
and call the Sabbath a delight
and the holy of Yahweh honorable,
and will honor it, not doing your own ways,
nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words, Bible

“turn back your foot from breaking the Sabbath.” God wanted people to refrain from traveling on the Sabbath and focus on Him, resting, and being with family (cp. Exod. 16:29; Exod. 20:11 and Deut. 5:14 say God “rested” on the Sabbath). By the time of Jesus, this travel restriction was codified in law to a distance of 2,000 cubits (slightly less than .6 mile), a “Sabbath day’s journey.”


Commentary for: Isaiah 58:13