(Jer. 17: Ver. 24) And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the Lord, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
But hallow the Sabbath day, ] sc., By spending the holy time holily, else God may sue us on an action of waste. Idleness is a sin any day, but specially on the Sabbath day; spiritual idleness then, is as bad as corporal labour.
The picture: Offiziolo di Gian Galeazzo Visconti – known in English as the Visconti HoursAuthor:Giovannino de’ Grassi – Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze – Banco Rari 397Source:Scanned from a book older then 20 years (Italian law for pictures)