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Genesis 2:1-2

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2:1 The heavens and the earth 1  were completed with everything that was in them. 2  2:2 By 3  the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, 4  and he ceased 5  on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing.

1 tn See the note on the phrase “the heavens and the earth” in 1:1.

2 tn Heb “and all the host of them.” Here the “host” refers to all the entities and creatures that God created to populate the world.

3 tn Heb “on/in the seventh day.”

4 tn Heb “his work which he did [or “made”].”

5 tn The Hebrew term שָׁבַּת (shabbat) can be translated “to rest” (“and he rested”) but it basically means “to cease.” This is not a rest from exhaustion; it is the cessation of the work of creation.



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