Genesis 2:1

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

Genesis 2:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
ESV
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
NLT
1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed.
MSG
1 Heaven and Earth were finished, down to the last detail.
CSB
1 So the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed.

Genesis 2:1 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 2:1

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 Joel 2:20 ) .

Genesis 2:1 In-Context

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 4:19; Deuteronomy 17:3; 2 Kings 17:16; 2 Kings 21:3; Psalms 104:2; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 45:12; Isaiah 48:13; Isaiah 51:13