Parallel Verses

Amplified

Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) 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 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.

Holman 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."

A Conservative Version

And LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make a 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.

Bible in Basic English

And the Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be by himself: I will make one like himself as a help to him

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah God will say, It is not good for man to be alone; I will make for him a help as before him.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Yahweh God said, "[it is] not good [that] the man is alone. I will make for him a helper {as his counterpart}."

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone. I will make him a helper to bear him company."

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."

The Emphasized Bible

And Yahweh God said, It is, not good, that the man should remain alone, - I will make for him a helper as his counterpart.

Webster

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."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehovah God saith, 'Not good for the man to be alone, I do make to him an helper -- as his counterpart.'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

It is not good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

that the man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

עזר 
`ezer 
Usage: 21

Devotionals

Devotionals about Genesis 2:18

References

Images Genesis 2:18

Context Readings

The First Woman

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and blessing and calamity you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. 18 Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every [wild] beast and living creature of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.



Cross References

Genesis 3:12

And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me -- "she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate.

Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

1 Corinthians 11:7-12

For a man ought not to wear anything on his head [in church], for he is the image and [reflected] glory of God [ his function of government reflects the majesty of the divine Rule]; but woman is [the expression of] man's glory (majesty, preeminence).

1 Peter 3:7

In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God's unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.]

Ruth 3:1

Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to Ruth, My daughter, shall I not seek rest or a home for you, that you may prosper?

Proverbs 18:22

He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor;

1 Corinthians 7:36

But if any man thinks that he is not acting properly toward and in regard to his virgin [that he is preparing disgrace for her or incurring reproach], in case she is passing the bloom of her youth and if there is need for it, let him do what to him seems right; he does not sin; let them marry.

1 Timothy 2:11-13

Let a woman learn in quietness, in entire submissiveness.

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