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Ezekiel 20:11-12

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20:11 I gave them my statutes 1  and revealed my regulations to them. The one 2  who carries 3  them out will live by them! 4  20:12 I also gave them my Sabbaths 5  as a reminder of our relationship, 6  so that they would know that I, the Lord, sanctify them. 7 

1 sn The laws were given at Mount Sinai.

2 tn Heb “the man.”

3 tn Heb “does.”

4 tn The wording and the concept is contained in Lev 18:5 and Deut 30:15-19.

5 sn Ezekiel’s contemporary, Jeremiah, also stressed the importance of obedience to the Sabbath law (Jer 17).

6 tn Heb “to become a sign between me and them.”

7 tn Or “set them apart.” The last phrase of verse 12 appears to be a citation of Exod 31:13.



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