Genesis 2:3

“And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God blessed the seuenth day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his worke, which God created and made.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it he rested from all his work which God had created and made.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God gave his blessing to the seventh day and made it holy: because on that day he took his rest from all the work which he had made and done.
- Basic English Bible

And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it, because that on it he rested from all his work which God had created in making it.
- Darby Bible

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
- Webster's Bible

God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work which he had created and made.
- World English Bible

And God blesseth the seventh day, and sanctifieth it, for in it He hath ceased from all His work which God had prepared for making.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it He rested from all His work which God in creating had made.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 2:3

  • Anonymous for verse 3
    Why does God say what God has created instead of what I or He has created ?
  • K S REDDY for verse 3
    So God needed rest after working for 6 days. Thus the cycle of 7 days week started.
  • Dr.D.Vetha Roy for verse 3
    It is a glorious day to recall the glory of God's creations,especially the celestial system (ps.19:1).It is worth remembering the God of Glory on this day by resting from our worldly p***ions.
  • Maryann for verse 3
    Yes, the calendar has had several changes, but always in dates(numbers), never in days. The 7th day is the same as it always has been and God santified the 7th day (set it apart for Holy use) He kept the 7th day Sabbath and gave it to man long before the 10 commandments were given.
  • Diana Holleran for verse 3
    God changes not nor alter the thing that came out of His mouth.
  • RALPH M. WATERS for verse 3
    SEVENTH DAY - THEIR HAS BEEN SEVERAL CALENDARS - SINCE THE TIME OF CHRIST - PEOPLE USE SUNDAY AS THEIR DAY OF REST - SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST HAS THEIR BELIEFS, BUT GOD WANTED EVERYDAY TO BE A HOLY DAY UNTO THE LORD. - THATS WHY GOD SAYS "mens wisdom is foolishness to HIM" - The seventh day was a message - "Since you do not know what day I SANCTIFIED - SO THAT YOU WON'T BE WRONGE, EVERYDAY SHOULD BE A HOLY DAY. - THAT WAY YOU WON'T BE WRONGE.

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