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Sanctified by Him

Sanctified by Him (Tanakh or Old Testament)

Genesis / 1.Mose 2,2: Were we usually translate and God ended His work on the seventh day an old Aramaic translation reads: and God yearned for the seventh day. 3: And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it… Exodus / 2.Mose 31,14: You shall keep the Shabbat therefore, for it is holy to you…. 15: Six days may work be done, but the seventh day is the Shabbat of rest, holy to the LORD.

Kept (Quotation from Abraham J. Heschel „The Shabbat: Its meaning for today‘s people“)

The sense for the spirit of Shabbat is not limited to a seventh part of the week. The Ten Commandments appear in two versions; in Exodus and in Deuteronomy. In the first version the Shabbat commandment starts with the words: Remember (zahor) the seventh day; in the second it reads: Keep (shamor) the seventh day. A sage of the middle ages said: „Remember applies always, wait for his coming (shemor means also, eagerly waiting)…Wait, looking forward to it, like one is glad to see the person again, whom one loves.“
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, the glory of ADONAI has risen over you.