Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 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.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Desire without knowledge is not good,
and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,
but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.
The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.