No work to be done on the Sabbath under penalty of death
Exodus 31:15 View context
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh [is] the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth [any] work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
Numbers 15:32 View context
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
Numbers 15:36 View context
And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Jesus Christ broke the Sabbath and justified his disciples to do the same
John 5:16 View context
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Matthew 12:1-3 View context
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
But when the Pharisees saw [it], they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
Matthew 12:5 View context
Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?