Parallel Verses

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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 you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.” 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.” 19 So the Lord God formed out of the ground every wild animal and every bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.



Cross References

Genesis 3:12

Then the man replied, “The woman You gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.”

Genesis 1:31

God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day.

1 Corinthians 11:7-12

A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God’s image and glory, but woman is man’s glory.

1 Peter 3:7

Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with an understanding of their weaker nature yet showing them honor as coheirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

Ruth 3:1

Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, shouldn’t I find security for you, so that you will be taken care of?

Proverbs 18:22

A man who finds a 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 reward for their efforts.

1 Corinthians 7:36

But if any man thinks he is acting improperly toward his virgin, if she is past marriageable age, and so it must be, he can do what he wants. He is not sinning; they can get married.

1 Timothy 2:11-13

A woman should learn in silence with full submission.

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