Genesis 2:2

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And on the seuenth day God ended his worke, which hee had made: And he rested on the seuenth day from all his worke, which he had made.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And on the seventh day God came to the end of all his work; and on the seventh day he took his rest from all the work which he had done.
- Basic English Bible

And God had finished on the seventh day his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
- Darby Bible

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
- Webster's Bible

On the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
- World English Bible

and God completeth by the seventh day His work which He hath made, and ceaseth by the seventh day from all His work which He hath made.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And on the seventh day God finished His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 2:2

  • i do not see a sabbath establishment here for mankind, God finished His work on that day and He rested. Nowhere is there a command or an observance of sabbath rest from Adam to Moses, until the law was given. If the sabbath day was so important why did God not command Adam or anyone to keep it?
  • Oh yes, Casto! God did some work on that day. He created "rest " or "sabbath " on the 7th day.
  • Doug Casto for verse 2
    God ended His work! Does this mean He still did some work? Please explain!
  • Fady dicky for verse 2
    the word from the bible is the word from God,we're requires to follow it possitively.
  • Onyango. for verse 2
    i believe the word "rest" used here is of more significance since GOD rested from creation work and embarked on a Sabbath observance.Here he ministered to his creation hence sanctifying this very special day to be an inheritance to the human race.
  • RALPH M. WATERS for verse 2
    I would like for people to use the term "ceaseth" from HIS work. Otherwise, people would look as GOD as in somewhat as with human trates. GOD DO NOT GET TIRED - SO WHY WOULD HE REQUIRE "rest"

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