|New International Version (©2011)|
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
New Living Translation (©2007)
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.
English Standard Version (©2001)
And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
Then the LORD God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man.
International Standard Version (©2012)
Then the LORD God formed the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man.
NET Bible (©2006)
Then the LORD God made a woman from the part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Then the LORD God formed a woman from the rib that he had taken from the man. He brought her to the man.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
And from the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
American King James Version
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man.
American Standard Version
and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And the Lord God built the rib which he took from Adam into a woman: and brought her to Adam.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim built the rib that he had taken from Man into a woman; and brought her to Man.
English Revised Version
and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Webster's Bible Translation
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, he made woman, and brought her to the man.
World English Bible
He made the rib, which Yahweh God had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her to the man.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah God buildeth up the rib which He hath taken out of the man into a woman, and bringeth her in unto the man;
|Matthew Henry's Concise 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.
Verse 22. - And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he (literally, builded into; aedificavit, Vulgate; ὠκοδόμησεν, LXX.) a woman. The peculiar phraseology employed to describe the formation of Adam s partner has been understood as referring to the physical configuration of woman s body, which is broadest towards the middle (Lyra); to the incompleteness of Adam's being, which was like an unfinished building until Eve was formed (Calvin); to the part of the female in building up the family (Delitzsch, Macdonald), to the building up of the Church, of which she was designed to be a type (Bonar); - yet it may be doubted if there is not as much truth in the remark that "by the many words used in the generation of mankind, as creating (Genesis 1:27), making (Genesis 1:26), forming and inspiring (Genesis 2:7), and now building, Moses would set forth this wondrous workmanship for which the Psalmist so laudeth God," Psalm 139:14 (Ainsworth). And brought her unto the man. I.e. led, conducted, and presented her to Adam. "The word implies the solemn bestowment of her in the bonds of the marriage covenant, which is hence called the covenant of God (Proverbs 2:17); implying that he is the Author of this sacred institution" (Bush). On awaking from his slumber Adam at once recognized the Divine intention, and joyfully welcomed his bride.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he woman,.... It is commonly observed, and pertinently enough, that the woman was not made from the superior part of man, that she might not be thought to be above him, and have power over him; nor from any inferior part, as being below him, and to be trampled on by him; but out of his side, and from one of his ribs, that she might appear to be equal to him; and from a part near his heart, and under his arms, to show that she should be affectionately loved by him, and be always under his care and protection: and she was not "created" as things were, out of nothing, nor "formed" as Adam was, out of the dust of the earth, being in the same form as man; but "made" out of refined and quickened dust, or the flesh and bones of man, and so in her make and constitution fine and lovely; or "built" (n), as the word signifies, which is used, because she is the foundation of the house or family, and the means of building it up: or rather to denote the singular care and art used, and fit proportion observed in the make of her:
and brought her unto the man: from the place where the rib had been carried, and she was made of it; or he brought her, as the parent of her, at whose dispose she was, and presented her to Adam as his spouse, to be taken into a conjugal relation with him, and to be loved and cherished by him; which, as it affords a rule and example to be followed by parents and children, the one to dispose of their children in marriage, and the other to have the consent of their parents in it; as well as it is a recommendation of marriage, as agreeable to the divine will, and to be esteemed honourable, being of God: so it was a type of the marriage of Christ, the second Adam, between him and his church, which sprung from him, from his side; and is of the same nature with him, and was presented by his divine Father to him, who gave her to him; and he received her to himself as his spouse and bride; see Ephesians 5:29.
(n) "et aedificavit", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Piscator, &c.
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