Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die. 18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him. 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever 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 of the tree, and I did eat.

Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

1 Corinthians 11:7-12

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

1 Peter 3:7

Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Ruth 3:1

Then Naomi her mother-in-law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

Proverbs 18:22

Whosoever 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 improperly toward his virgin, if she pass the prime of her age, and need so require, let him do what he desires, he sins not: let them marry.

1 Timothy 2:11-13

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

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