39 Powerful Bible Verses About Rest
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There are many Bible verses about the importance of rest. These verses encourage believers to take time for themselves and relax. They remind us that if we are busy working hard, we are not doing God’s work. The Bible also encourages us to give ourselves time to mourn and be sad.
In the Old Testament, the book of Leviticus contains a command to rest on the seventh day of every week (from Genesis 2:2–3). The Israelites were to abstain from work on that day and then celebrate it as a day of rest.
Bible Verses About Rest
Exodus 20:8-10 KJV
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Isaiah 14:3-4 KJV
And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!