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4For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows, “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”

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4. he spake—God (Ge 2:2).

God did rest the seventh day—a rest not ending with the seventh day, but beginning then and still continuing, into which believers shall hereafter enter. God's rest is not a rest necessitated by fatigue, nor consisting in idleness, but is that upholding and governing of which creation was the beginning [Alford]. Hence Moses records the end of each of the first six days, but not of the seventh.

from all his worksHebrew, Ge 2:2, "from all His work." God's "work" was one, comprehending, however, many "works."