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

  • Dennis Flannery
    God simply made man and woman from the dust of the ground and he also used a rib from Adam they also became one flesh in husband and wife but they boath came from the dust
  • Dw
    The text is in order. Male and female were created on the sixth day. Adam and Eve were created on the eigth day and put in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve are the lineage of Jesus. All of mankind does not come from Adam and Eve, as God does not endorse incest. Cain left and found a wife
    , as did Seth, from the people already on Earth from the sixth day creation. The text is in order
  • Sandy
    Rebecca Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict?
    I think chapter 2 is explaining chapter 1 in more detail. Irene123 I don't think the fruit is important. I think the fact that Adam and Eve were tricked into disobeying God. The important issue. The SIN is DISOBEYING GOD! It's not what you do.
  • Rebecca
    Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict? Or is it that chapter one is like the thesis in the beginning of an essay while chapter 2 elaborates and goes into more detail of what the first chapter said?
  • Peter
    No mis print but it is just telling more detail of previous things. This is a typical way of telling things. often there is an outline and or introduction and then more detail.
  • Mark
    If Eve came from Adams Rib...who is the Female the bible says that God created on the sixth day WITH Adam?...Is this a misprint?

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