New American Standard Bible
for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but woman for the man's sake.
King James Bible
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
Darby Bible Translation
For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man.
World English Bible
for neither was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.
Young's Literal Translation
for a man also was not created because of the woman, but a woman because of the man;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Neither was the man created for the woman ... - This is a simple statement of what is expressed in Genesis. The woman was made for the comfort and happiness of the man. Not to be a slave, but a help-meet; not to be the minister of his pleasures, but to be his aid and comforter in life; not to be regarded as of inferior nature and rank, but to be his friend, to divide his sorrows, and to multiply and extend his joys; yet still to be in a station subordinate to him. He is to be the head: the ruler; the presider in the family circle; and she was created to aid him in his duties, to comfort him in his afflictions, to partake with him of his pleasures. Her rank is therefore honorable, though it is subordinate. It is, in some respects, the more honorable because it is subordinate and as her happiness is dependent on him, she has the higher claim to his protection and his tender care. The whole of Paul's idea here is, that her situation and rank as subordinate should be recognized by her at all times, and that in his presence it was proper that she should wear the usual symbol of modesty and subordination, the veil.
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Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
1 Corinthians 11:10
Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
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