What Does The Bible Say About Working On Sunday

The Bible has several teachings about observing the Sabbath, which is typically interpreted as a day of rest and worship that occurs on the seventh day of the week (Saturday in Jewish tradition, and Sunday in Christian tradition). While there is no specific commandment in the Bible that forbids working on Sunday, the general principle of observing the Sabbath suggests that believers should set aside time for rest and avoid unnecessary work.

Here are a few relevant Bible verses:

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." - Exodus 20:8-11

This verse, which is part of the Ten Commandments, emphasizes the importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy by abstaining from work. The text specifically mentions that neither the Israelites nor their servants or animals should do any work on the Sabbath.

"Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord" - Exodus 31:15

This verse reinforces the importance of the Sabbath as a day of rest that is holy to the Lord.

"You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day." - Exodus 35:3

This verse reflects one aspect of Jewish Sabbath laws that prohibits lighting a fire on the Sabbath, as it is considered to be a form of work.

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Jamie Larson