Parallel Verses

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.'

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 who is like 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."

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

Usage: 0

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

Images Genesis 2:18

Prayers for Genesis 2:18

Context Readings

The First Woman

17 and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.' 18 And Jehovah God saith, 'Not good for the man to be alone, I do make to him an helper -- as his counterpart.' 19 And Jehovah God formeth from the ground every beast of the field, and every fowl of the heavens, and bringeth in unto the man, to see what he doth call it; and whatever the man calleth a living creature, that is its name.



Cross References

Genesis 3:12

and the man saith, 'The woman whom Thou didst place with me -- she hath given to me of the tree -- and I do eat.'

Genesis 1:31

And God seeth all that He hath done, and lo, very good; and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day the sixth.

1 Corinthians 11:7-12

for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God, and a woman is the glory of a man,

1 Peter 3:7

The husbands, in like manner, dwelling with them, according to knowledge, as to a weaker vessel -- to the wife -- imparting honour, as also being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.

Ruth 3:1

And Naomi her mother-in-law saith to her, 'My daughter, do not I seek for thee rest, that it may be well with thee?

Proverbs 18:22

Whoso hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

The two are better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.

1 Corinthians 7:36

and if any one doth think it to be unseemly to his virgin, if she may be beyond the bloom of age, and it ought so to be, what he willeth let him do; he doth not sin -- let him marry.

1 Timothy 2:11-13

Let a woman in quietness learn in all subjection,



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