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Question What is required in the fourth commandment?
Answer The fourth commandment requireth the keeping holy to God one whole day in seven to be a Sabbath to Himself. 1
[1] Exodus 20:8–11; Deuteronomy 5:12–14

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Is it the will of God that we should take special notice of the Sabbath?

Remember the Sabbath day,
Exodus 20:8

Should we remember it before it comes?

For we read of the preparation of the Sabbath,
Mark 15:42

And when it comes?

Eat that to-day, for to-day is a Sabbath unto the Lord,
Exodus 16:25

And after it is over?

I had gone with the multitude that kept holy day,
Psalm 42:4

Must we keep holy the Sabbath-day?

Hallow my Sabbaths,
Ezekiel 20:20

Must we keep it by holy rest?

Six days may work be done, but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest,
Exodus 31:15

And by holy services?

The people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate in the Sabbath,
Ezekiel 46:3

And with holy affections?

This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it,
Psalm 118:24

Must the Sabbath that we keep be a common day, consisting of twenty-four hours?

For the evening and the morning were the first day,
Genesis 1:5

Should not the Sabbath then be begun and ended in the evening?

For we read that the Sabbath ended when it begun to dawn towards the first day of the week,
Matthew 28:1

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Question What is required in the fourth commandment?
Answer The fourth commandment requires of all men the sanctifying or keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his word, expressly one whole day in seven; which was the seventh from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, and the first day of the week ever since, and so to continue to the end of the world; which is the Christian sabbath, 1 and in the New Testament called The Lord's day. 2
[1] Deuteronomy 5:12–14; Genesis 2:2–3; 1 Corinthians 16:1–2; Matthew 5:17–18; Isaiah 56:2, 4, 6–7
[2] Revelation 1:10