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Bible Commentaries
Exodus 31

Bridgeway Bible CommentaryBridgeway Bible Commentary

Verses 12-18

The weekly day of rest (31:12-18)

People might have thought that, because the tabernacle was a sacred structure, they could work on it on the Sabbath day. God reminded them to keep the weekly Sabbath as a holy day of rest. This rest was part of God’s plan for preserving the holiness of his people (12-17).

God then gave Moses the ten basic commandments of the covenant engraved on stone as he had promised (see 24:12; cf. Deuteronomy 10:4). Having received God’s instructions for his people, Moses went down from the mountain to put them into practice (18).

Bibliographical Information
Flemming, Donald C. "Commentary on Exodus 31". "Fleming's Bridgeway Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bbc/exodus-31.html. 2005.
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