Genesis 2:1
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New International Version
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

New Living Translation
So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed.

English Standard Version
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

New American Standard Bible
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.

King James Bible
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed.

International Standard Version
With this the heavens and the earth were completed, including all of their vast array.

NET Bible
The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Heaven and earth and everything in them were finished.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

American King James Version
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture of them.

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

English Revised Version
And the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And the heavens and the earth are completed, and all their host;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-3 After six days, God ceased from all works of creation. In miracles, he has overruled nature, but never changed its settled course, or added to it. God did not rest as one weary, but as one well pleased. Notice the beginning of the kingdom of grace, in the sanctification, or keeping holy, of the sabbath day. The solemn observing of one day in seven as a day of holy rest and holy work, to God's honour, is the duty of all to whom God has made known his holy sabbaths. At this time none of the human race were in being but our first parents. For them the sabbath was appointed; and clearly for all succeeding generations also. The Christian sabbath, which we observe, is a seventh day, and in it we celebrate the rest of God the Son, and the finishing the work of our redemption.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - Thus the heavens and the earth were finished. Literally, and finished were the heavens and the earth, the emphatic position being occupied by the verb. With the creation of man upon the sixth day the Divine Artificer's labors were brought to a termination, and his work to a completion. The two ideas of cessation and perfection are embraced in the import of calais. Not simply had Elohim paused in his activity, but the Divine idea of his universe had been realized. The finished world was a cosmos, arranged, ornamented, and filled with organized, sentient, and rational beings, with plants, animals, and man; and now the resplendent fabric shone before him a magnificent success - "lo! very good." This appears to be by no means obscurely hinted at in the appended clause, and all the host of them, which suggests the picture of a military armament arranged in marching order. Tsebaam, derived from tsaba, to go forth as a soldier (Gesenius), to join together for service (Furst), and applied to the angels (στρατία οὐράνιος, Luke 2:13. 1 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 18:18; Psalm 148:2) and to the celestial bodies (δύναμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν, Matthew 24:29. Isaiah 34:4; Isaiah 40:26; Daniel 8:10), here includes, by Zeugma, the material heavens and earth with the angelic and human races (cf. Nehemiah 9:6). If the primary signification of the root be splendor, glory, like tsavah, to some forth or shine out as a star (T. Lewis), then will the LXX. and the Vulgate be correct in translating πᾶς ὁ κόσμος αὐτῶν and omnis ornatus eorum, the conception being that when the heavens and the earth were completed they were a brilliant army.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,.... Perfected and completed in the space of six days, gradually, successively, in the manner before related; by the word and power of God they were on the first day created out of nothing, but they were not perfected, beautified, and adorned, and filled, until all the creatures in the were made:

and all the host them, of the heavens and the earth; the host of heavens are the sun, moon, and stars, often so called in Scripture, and also the angels; see Luke 2:13 wherefore this may be considered as a proof of their creation within the above space of time, probably on the first day, though the Jews commonly say on the second; for if all the host of heaven were made at this time, and angels are at least a part of that host, then they must be then made, or otherwise all the host of heaven were not then and there made, as here affirmed: and the host of the earth, or terraqueous globe, are the plants, herbs, and trees, the fowls, fishes, animals, and man; and these are like hosts or armies, very numerous, and at the command of God, and are marshalled and kept in order by him; even some of the smallest of creatures are his army, which are at his beck, and he can make use of to the annoyance of others, as particularly the locusts are called, Joel 2:11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 2

Ge 2:1. The Narrative of the Six Days' Creation Continued. The course of the narrative is improperly broken by the division of the chapter.

1. the heavens—the firmament or atmosphere.

host—a multitude, a numerous array, usually connected in Scripture with heaven only, but here with the earth also, meaning all that they contain.

were finished—brought to completion. No permanent change has ever since been made in the course of the world, no new species of animals been formed, no law of nature repealed or added to. They could have been finished in a moment as well as in six days, but the work of creation was gradual for the instruction of man, as well, perhaps, as of higher creatures (Job 38:7).

Genesis 2:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Seventh Day: God Rests
1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2By 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.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:19
And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars--all the heavenly array--do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

Deuteronomy 17:3
and contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars in the sky,

Psalm 33:6
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

Isaiah 45:12
It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.
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Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they …

Genesis 1:1,10 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…

Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all …

Exodus 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for …

2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, …

2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made …

Nehemiah 9:6 You, even you, are LORD alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of …

Job 12:9 Who knows not in all these that the hand of the LORD has worked this?

Psalm 89:11-13 The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours: as for the world …

Psalm 104:2 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out …

Psalm 136:5-8 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever…

Psalm 146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which …

Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched …

Isaiah 45:18 For thus said the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that …

Isaiah 48:13 My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand …

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher …

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former …

Jeremiah 10:12,16 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with …

Hebrews 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have …

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Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, …

Deuteronomy 17:3 And has gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the …

2 Kings 21:3-5 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had …

Psalm 33:6,9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall …

Isaiah 40:26-28 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, …

Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have …

Jeremiah 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all …

Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly …

Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; …

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