Why was the Sabbath instituted?
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The Sabbath instituted because God rested on the seventh day

Exodus 20:11 View context

For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

The Sabbath instituted because God brought the Israelites out of Ebypt

Deuteronomy 5:15 View context

And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and [that] the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

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