What is the Center of the Law?
Amazing what you'll see when you look at the 10
Commandments as recorded in Exodus chapter 20. Here is the complete KJV
20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before
20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
20:5 Thou shalt not
bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto
the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
20:6 And shewing
mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my
20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in
vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in
20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to
keep it holy.
20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in
it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is
within thy gates:
20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and
earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother:
that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth
20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
20:14 Thou shalt not commit
20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
20:16 Thou shalt not bear
false witness against thy neighbour.
20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his
manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing
that is thy neighbour's.
Fifteen verses covering 10
The middle verse is verse 10.
There are 7 verses
before verse 10, and 7 verses following it.
There are 297 words comprising the 10
The middle word is the 149th word.
There are 148 words
before the middle word, and 148 words following it.
The first 7 words of the middle verse
"But the seventh day is the sabbath"
The 149th word, the middle
word of the 10 Commandments is found within this phrase taken from the
middle verse which is located within the "central" fourth commandment. The
middle word is "is", the equality function of the central
day = the sabbath
the Center of the Sabbath?
We're not through
Sabbath in Hebrew is "shabath", composed
of three characters:
Sh - ab - ath
ab = Father [Strongs entry number
ath = Sign, a portent [Strongs entry
number 852, from 226 'awth']
awth = Signal, omen, monument, mark
"Sign of the Father", "Mark of the
Father", "Memorial, monument to the Father"
In English, the core of the word
"Sabbath" is "abba":
S - abba
Paul states that we cry "Abba, Father"
in Galatians 4:6
In Revelation 7 the servants of God wait
to be sealed in their foreheads, verse 3.
In Revelation 14 the 144,000 have the
Father's name written in their foreheads, verse 1.