I also gave them my Sabbaths 1 as a reminder of our relationship, 2 so that they would know that I, the Lord, sanctify them. 3
Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the LORD made them holy.
"Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.
And I gave them my Sabbath days of rest as a sign between them and me. It was to remind them that I, the LORD, had set them apart to be holy, making them my special people.
I also gave them my weekly holy rest days, my "Sabbaths," a kind of signpost erected between me and them to show them that I, GOD, am in the business of making them holy.
And further, I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, so that it might be clear that I, who make them holy, am the Lord.
Moreover I gave them my sabbaths, as a sign between me and them, so that they might know that I the LORD sanctify them.
"Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.
Moreover also I gave
them my sabbaths
to be a sign
between me and them, that they might know
that I [am] the LORD
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them my Sabbaths
as a reminder
of our relationship
, so that they would know
, the Lord
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1 sn Ezekiel’s contemporary, Jeremiah, also stressed the importance of obedience to the Sabbath law (Jer 17).
2 tn Heb “to become a sign between me and them.”