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2 Thus the heavens and the earth, and aall the host of them, were finished. bAnd on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God cblessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

dThis is the 1history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any eplant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not fcaused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man gto till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

And the Lord God formed man of the hdust of the ground, and ibreathed into his jnostrils the breath of life; and kman became a living being.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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