Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...
Psalm 15:1-5 Lord, who shall abide in your tabernacle? who shall dwell in your holy hill...
Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that does righteousness at all times.
Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.
Psalm 119:1-5 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD...
Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Luke 12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.
John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...
Isaiah 56:4 For thus said the LORD to the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.
Ecclesiastes 7:18 It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand...
Isaiah 58:13 If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight...
Exodus 31:13-16 Speak you also to the children of Israel, saying, Truly my sabbaths you shall keep...
Leviticus 19:30 You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
Nehemiah 13:17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the sabbath day?
Jeremiah 17:21,22 Thus said the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem...
Ezekiel 20:12,20 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them...
Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.
Psalm 119:102 I have not departed from your judgments: for you have taught me.
Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.
Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.
Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil...
Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.
ContextSalvation for All Nations
1Thus said the LORD, Keep you judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. 2Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. 3Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD has utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. 4For thus said the LORD to the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; 5Even to them will I give in my house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 6Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of my covenant; 7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. 8The Lord GOD, which gathers the outcasts of Israel said, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered to him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth it fast; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
Blessed is the man that doth this, and the son of man that shall lay hold on this: that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, that keepeth his hands from doing any evil.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth fast to it; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
King James Bible
Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of a man who doth this, And of a son of man who keepeth hold on it, Keeping the sabbath from polluting it, And keeping his hand from doing any evil.