Genesis 2:18
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New International Version
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

New Living Translation
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him."

English Standard Version
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."

King James Bible
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement."

International Standard Version
Later, the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make the woman to be an authority corresponding to him."

NET Bible
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD God said: 'It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.

American King James Version
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord God said: It is not good for man to be alone: let us make him a help like unto himself.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim said, It is not good that Man should be alone; I will make him a helpmate, his like.

English Revised Version
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him a help meet for him.

World English Bible
Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah God saith, 'Not good for the man to be alone, I do make to him an helper -- as his counterpart.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-25 Power over the creatures was given to man, and as a proof of this he named them all. It also shows his insight into the works of God. But though he was lord of the creatures, yet nothing in this world was a help meet for man. From God are all our helpers. If we rest in God, he will work all for good. God caused deep sleep to fall on Adam; while he knows no sin, God will take care that he shall feel no pain. God, as her Father, brought the woman to the man, as his second self, and a help meet for him. That wife, who is of God's making by special grace, and of God's bringing by special providence, is likely to prove a help meet for a man. See what need there is, both of prudence and prayer in the choice of this relation, which is so near and so lasting. That had need to be well done, which is to be done for life. Our first parents needed no clothes for covering against cold or heat, for neither could hurt them: they needed none for ornament. Thus easy, thus happy, was man in his state of innocency. How good was God to him! How many favours did he load him with! How easy were the laws given to him! Yet man, being in honour, understood not his own interest, but soon became as the beasts that perish.
Study Bible
Adam Names the Animals
17but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." 18Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." 19Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:9
Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

Genesis 2:20
The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

good.

Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very …

Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave …

Ruth 3:1 Then Naomi her mother in law said to her, My daughter, shall I not …

Proverbs 18:22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor…

1 Corinthians 7:36 But if any man think that he behaves himself uncomely toward his …

I will.

Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave …

1 Corinthians 11:7-12 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is …

1 Timothy 2:11-13 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection…

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving …

meet for him. Heb. as before him.

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