Genesis 2:1

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus the heauens and the earth were finished, and all the hoste of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the heaven and the earth and all things in them were complete.
- Basic English Bible

And the heavens and the earth and all their host were finished.
- Darby Bible

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- Webster's Bible

The heavens and the earth were finished, and all their vast array.
- World English Bible

And the heavens and the earth are completed, and all their host;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:1


2:1-3 We have here, (1.) The settlement of the kingdom of nature, in God's resting from the work of creation, #Ge 2:1|,2. Where observe, 1. That the creatures made both in heaven and earth, are the hosts or armies of them, which speaks them numerous, but marshalled, disciplined, and under command. God useth them as his hosts for the defence of his people, and the destruction of his enemies. 2. That the heavens and the earth are finished pieces, and so are all the creatures in them. So perfect is God's work that nothing can be added to it or taken from it, #Eccl 3:14|. 3. That after the end of the first six days, God ceased from all work of creation. He hath so ended his work, as that though in his providence he worketh hitherto, #John 5:17|. preserving and governing all the creatures, yet he doth not make any new species of creatures. 4. That the eternal God, tho' infinitely happy in himself, yet took a satisfaction in the work of his own hands. He did not rest as one weary, but as one well - pleased with the instances of his own goodness. (2.) The commencement of the kingdom of grace, in the sanctification of the sabbath day, #Ge 2:3|. He rested on that day, and took a complacency in his creatures, and then sanctified it, and appointed us on that day to rest and take a complacency in the Creator; and his rest is in the fourth commandment made a reason for ours after six days labour. Observe, 1. That the solemn observation of one day in seven as a day of holy rest, and holy work, is the indispensible duty of all those to whom God has revealed his holy sabbaths. 2. That sabbaths are as ancient as the world. 3. That the sabbath of the Lord is truly honourable, and we have reason to honour it; honour it for the sake of its antiquity, its great author, and the sanctification of the first sabbath by the holy God himself, and in obedience to him, by our first parents in innocency.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Patience
    It is good for mankind to remain innocent in the hand of God.
  • Adams
    Everything is in god Wisdom
  • Createams

    Genesis Chapter 2: this is the beginning, the eighth day; even our generation. Gen 2:4 refers to the summary put in the chronological order of chapter 1. For Moses to have written or even more likely narrated a more detailed account of what God showed him on mount Sinai concerning those events; Deut. 5:5 (I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to shew you (shew you) the word of the Lord:
  • Peter
    I have a few medical problems probably due to my diet; but recently i wonder what would i be eating if I were in the Garden of Eden today for breakfast? Incidentally, i think that the tree of evil still do exist. The answer to that question said that it probably doesn't. I have just completed a book which I think relates to that question.
  • Shirley M. Smith
    My opinion is. Yahweh is all knowledge. Who can question Him according to his will. When he spoke things into their existing it pleased him. But there was no,one to care for all of Yahweh creation so after he took and breathed life into Adam he gave him warnings first sign of obedience. Then he gave him the first surgery out of it came a woman. Yahweh knows exactly what to do we could never do him
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Verse 18. MYSTERY ! There is Truly more to this verse along with its backround than all of us have have been taught and lead to believe. One must ask his or her self, why would God create Adam already with {genitals} as Gods Holy Word is accurate, logical

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