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List of Bible Texts for Sabbath and First Day

The word "Sabbath" appears 169 times in the KJV. Our English word, "Sabbath," is derived from several different words in the original languages. Below is a list of the original words, along with their number of occurrences. Then we will list all the texts, mentioning the original word used in that text. If the "text" is a mere number, it represents another verse in the same chapter as the text previous to it.


shabbath--"cessation" or "ceasing"--used 104 times.

shabath--"to cease," "to keep Sabbath"--used 1 time.

shabbathon--"cessation" or "ceasing"--used 3 times.

mishbattim--"cessations" or "desolations"--used 1 time.



sabbata--"Sabbath day"--used 20 times.

sabbaton--"Sabbath day"--used 39 times.

prosabbaton--"day before the Sabbath day"--used 1 time.


The term, "first day," does not appear in Scripture. And, the term, "first," appears many times in reference to subjects other than "day". However, "first" as referencing "day" does appear 10 times in the New Testament. Two different words are used to refer to the first day:

mia--"One" or "First"--used 7 times.

protos--"Foremost" or "First"--used 3 times.


List of Sabbath Texts

Old Testament

Exodus 16:23: "shabbath"; Tomorrow (is) the rest of the holy sabbath

25: "shabbath"; today (is) a sabbath unto the Lord

26: "shabbath"; the seventh day, (which is) the sabbath

29: "shabbath"; that the Lord hath given you the sabbath

Exodus 20:8: "shabbath"; Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy

10: "shabbath"; the seventh day (is) the sabbath day

11: "shabbath"; wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath

Exodus 31:13: "shabbath"; my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it (is) a sign

14: "shabbath"; ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for

15: "shabbath"; the seventh (is) the sabbath of rest, holy

15: "shabbath"; whosoever doeth (any) work in the sabbath

16: "shabbath"; keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath

Exodus 35:2: "shabbath"; shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of

3: "shabbath"; ye shall kindle no fire...upon the sabbath day

Leviticus 16:31: "shabbath"; It (shall be) a sabbath of rest unto you

Leviticus 19:3: "shabbath"; and keep my sabbaths: I (am) the Lord

30: "shabbath"; Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence

Leviticus 23:3: "shabbath"; the seventh day (is) the sabbath of rest

3: "shabbath"; it (is) the sabbath of the Lord in all your

11: "shabbath"; the morrow after the sabbath the priest

15: "shabbath"; from the day...seven sabbath shall be

16: "shabbath"; unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath

24: "shabbathon"; shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of

32: "shabbath"; (It shall be) unto you a sabbath of rest

38: "shabbath"; Beside the sabbaths of the Lord

39: "shabbathon"; on the first day (shall be) a sabbath

39: "shabbathon"; and on the eighth day (shall be) a sabbath

Leviticus 24:8: "shabbath"; Every sabbath he shall set it in order

Leviticus 25:2: "shabbath"; then shall the land keep a sabbath unto

4: "shabbath"; a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath

6: "shabbath"; the sabbath of the land shall be meat for

8: "shabbath"; thou shalt number seven sabbath of years

8: "shabbath"; the space of the seven sabbaths of years

Leviticus 26:2: "shabbath"; Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence

34: "shabbath"; Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths

34: "shabbath"; then shall the land...enjoy her sabbaths

35: "shabbath"; it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye

43: "shabbath"; shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth

Numbers 15:32: "shabbath"; that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day

Numbers 28:9: "shabbath"; on the sabbath day two lambs of the first

10: "shabbath"; (This is) the burnt offering of every sabbath

Deuteronomy 5:12: "shabbath"; Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the

14: "shabbath"; the seventh day (is) the sabbath of the Lord

15: "shabbath"; commanded thee to keep the sabbath day

2 Kings 4:23: "shabbath"; to day? (it is) neither new moon nor sabbath

2 Kings 11:5: "shabbath"; part of you that enter in on the sabbath

7: "shabbath"; of all you that go forth on the sabbath

9: "shabbath"; men that were to come in on the sabbath

9: "shabbath"; them that should go out on the sabbath

2 Kings 16:18: "shabbath"; And the covert for the sabbath that they

1 Chron. 9:32: "shabbath"; the show bread, to prepare (it) every sabbath

1 Chron. 23:31: "shabbath"; sacrifices unto the Lord in the sabbaths

2 Chron. 2:4: "shabbath"; on the sabbaths, and on the new moons

2 Chron. 8:13: "shabbath"; on the sabbaths, and on the new moons

2 Chron. 23:4: "shabbath"; third part of you entering on the sabbath

8: "shabbath"; men that were to come in on the sabbath

8: "shabbath"; them that were to go (out) on the sabbath

2 Chron. 31:3: "shabbath"; the burnt offerings for the sabbaths

2 Chron. 36:21: "shabbath"; until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths

2 Chron. 36:21: "shabath"; as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath

Nehemiah 9:14: "shabbath"; madest known unto them thy holy sabbath

Nehemiah 10:31: "shabbath"; or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell

31: "shabbath"; would not buy it of them on the sabbath

33: "shabbath"; of the sabbaths, of the new moons

Nehemiah 13:15: "shabbath"; treading wine presses on the sabbath day

15: "shabbath"; brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day

16: "shabbath"; sold on the sabbath unto the children of

17: "shabbath"; that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

18: "shabbath"; bring more wrath...by profaning the sabbath

19: "shabbath"; gates began to be dark before the sabbath

19: "shabbath"; should not be opened till after the sabbath

19: "shabbath"; no burden be brought in on the sabbath day

21: "shabbath"; From that...came they no (more) on the sabbath

22: "shabbath"; keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day

Psalms 92-Title: "shabbath"; A Psalm (or) Song for the sabbath day

Isaiah 1:13: "shabbath"; the new moons and sabbath, the calling

Isaiah 56:2: "shabbath"; 6 that keepeth the sabbath from polluting

4: "shabbath"; unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbath

Isaiah 58:13: "shabbath"; If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath

13: "shabbath"; call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the

Isaiah 66:23: "shabbath"; from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh

Jeremiah 17:21: "shabbath"; bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor

22: "shabbath"; a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day

22: "shabbath"; hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded

24: "shabbath"; the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day

27: "shabbath"; hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day

27: "shabbath"; entering in at the gates...on the sabbath day

Lamentations 1:7: "mishbattim"; saw her, (and) did mock at her sabbaths

Lamentations 2:6: "shabbath"; caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to

Ezekiel 20:12: "shabbath"; also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign

13: "shabbath"; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted

16: "shabbath"; polluted my sabbaths: for their heart

20: "shabbath"; hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a

21: "shabbath"; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I

24: "shabbath"; polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were

Ezekiel 22:8: "shabbath"; despised...and hast profaned my sabbaths

26: shabbath"; have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and

Ezekiel 23:38: "shabbath"; defiled my sanctuary...profaned my sabbaths

Ezekiel 44:24: "shabbath"; and they shall hallow my sabbaths

Ezekiel 45:17: "shabbath"; the new moons, and in the sabbaths, and

Ezekiel 46:1: "shabbath"; on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in

3: "shabbath"; in the sabbaths and in the new moons

4: "shabbath"; offer unto the Lord in the sabbath day

12: "shabbath"; shall prepare...as he did on the sabbath day

Hosea 2:11: "shabbath"; and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts

Amos 8:5: "shabbath"; the sabbath, that we mayest set forth


New Testament

Matthew 12:1: "sabbata"; Jesus went on the sabbath day through

2: "sabbaton"; which is not lawful to do on the sabbath day

5: "sabbata"; on the sabbath days the priests in the

5: "sabbaton"; priests in the temple profane the sabbath

8: "sabbaton"; Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day

10: "sabbata"; Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days?

11: "sabbata"; if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will

12: "sabbata"; it is lawful to do well on the sabbath day

Matthew 24:20: "sabbaton"; that your flight be not...on the sabbath day

Matthew 28:1: "sabbata"; In the end of the sabbath, as it began to

Mark 1:21: "sabbata"; on the sabbath day he entered into the

Mark 2:23: "sabbata"; went through the field on the sabbath

24: "sabbata"; why do they on the sabbath day that which

27: "sabbaton"; he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man

27: "sabbaton"; and not man for the sabbath

28: "sabbaton"; The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath

Mark 3:2: "sabbata"; whether he would heal him on the sabbath day

4: "sabbata"; Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath day

Mark 6:2: "sabbaton"; when the sabbath day was come, he began

Mark 15:42: "prosabbaton"; preparation...(the day before the sabbath)

Mark 16:1: "sabbaton"; when the sabbath was past, Mary

Luke 4:16: "sabbata"; went into the synagogue on the sabbath day

31: "sabbata"; and taught them on the sabbath day

Luke 6:1: "sabbaton"; on the second sabbath after the first, that

2: "sabbata"; which is not lawful to do on the sabbath day

5: "sabbaton"; the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath

6: "sabbaton"; it came to pass also on another sabbath

7: "sabbaton"; whether he would heal on the sabbath day

9: "sabbata"; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good

Luke 13:10: "sabbata"; in one of the synagogues on the sabbath day

14: "sabbaton"; Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and

14: "sabbaton"; in them...be healed, and not on the sabbath day

15: "sabbaton"; doth not each one of you on the sabbath

16: "sabbaton"; be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day

Luke 14:1: "sabbaton"; into the house...to eat bread on the sabbath day

3: "sabbaton"; Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day

5: "sabbaton"; straightway pull him out on the sabbath day

Luke 23:54: "sabbaton"; that day was the preparation, and the sabbath

56: "sabbaton"; rested the sabbath day, according to the

John 5:9: "sabbaton"; walked: and on the same day was the sabbath

10: "sabbaton"; It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for

16: "sabbaton"; he had done these things on the sabbath

18: "sabbaton"; he not only had broken the sabbath, but

John 7:22: "sabbaton"; ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man

22: "sabbaton"; If a man on the sabbath day receive

23: "sabbaton"; every whit whole on the sabbath day

John 9:14: "sabbaton"; it was the sabbath day when Jesus made

16: "sabbaton"; because he keepeth not the sabbath day

John 19:31: "sabbaton"; on the sabbath day, for that sabbath day

Acts 1:12: "sabbaton"; from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey

Acts 13:14: "sabbata"; went into the synagogue on the sabbath day

27: "sabbaton"; Prophets which are read every sabbath day

42: "sabbaton"; might be preached to them the next sabbath

44: "sabbaton"; the next sabbath day came almost the

Acts 15:21: "sabbaton"; read in the synagogues every sabbath day

Acts 16:13: "sabbata"; on the sabbath we went out of the city

Acts 18:4: "sabbaton"; he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath

Acts 17:2: "sabbata"; three sabbath days reasoned with them

Colossians 2:16: "sabbata"; or of the new moon, or of the sabbath


List of First Day Texts

Matthew. 26:17: "protos"; Now the first (day) of the...unleavened

Matthew. 28:1: "mia"; as it began to dawn toward the first (day)

Mark 14:12: "protos"; And the first day of unleavened bread

Mark 16:2: "mia"; the first (day) of the week, they came

9: "protos"; {risen early the first (day) of the week}

Luke 24:1: "mia"; upon the first (day) of the week, very early

John 20:1: "mia"; The first (day) of the week cometh Mary

19: "mia"; being the first (day) of the week, when

Acts 20:7: "mia"; upon the first (day) of the week, when

1 Cor. 16:2: "mia"; Upon the first (day) of the week


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