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He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day, because by that day he had completed his creation[a] and stopped working. And that is how the universe was created.

The Garden of Eden

When the Lord[b] God made the universe, there were no plants on the earth and no seeds had sprouted, because he had not sent any rain, and there was no one to cultivate the land;

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  1. Genesis 2:3 by that day he had completed his creation; or on that day he completed his creation.
  2. Genesis 2:4 Where the Hebrew text has Yahweh, traditionally transliterated as Jehovah, this translation employs Lord with capital letters, following a usage which is widespread in English versions.

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