“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore theLord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
安息日を覚えて、これを聖とせよ。 9六日のあいだ働いてあなたのすべてのわざをせよ。 10七日目はあなたの神、主の安息であるから、なんのわざをもしてはならない。あなたもあなたのむすこ、娘、しもべ、はしため、家畜、またあなたの門のうちにいる他国の人もそうである。11主は六日のうちに、天と地と海と、その中のすべてのものを造って、七日目に休まれたからである。それで主は安息日を祝福して聖とされた。
What is work? The Bible helps us to understand what we should do and what we shouldn’t do on Sunday. Sunday is to be a day of rest set aside for worship, so we should not work, nor should we require or encourage others to work. We should worship and rest, strengthening our bodies and spirits for the other six days of the week. There are some things that we must do that are necessary for maintaining normal life, but we should prepare for Sunday in such a way that we minimize things other than worship on Sunday. We should also do merciful things, to display the mercy of God to the world.