The verbs describing what God did on the seventh day vary somewhat. In the Fourth Commandment, we are told that on the seventh day God “rested” (wayyaµnah); in Genesis 2:2 it literally says he “ceased” (wayyishbot) on the seventh day, although many English translations translate the word as “rested.” In Exodus 31:17, we are told God “ceased and was refreshed” (shabat wayyinnafash).