Genesis 2:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an helpe meet for him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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
- Basic English Bible

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

Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God saith, `Not good for the man to be alone, I do make to him an helper -- as his counterpart.'
- Youngs Literal 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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:18


2:18-20 It is not good that man - This man, should be alone - Though there was an upper world of angels, and a lower world of brutes, yet there being none of the same rank of beings with himself, he might be truly said to be alone. And every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air God brought to Adam - Either by the ministry of angels, or by a special instinct that he might name them, and so might give a proof of his knowledge, the names he gave them being expressive of their inmost natures.


Discussion for Genesis 2:18

  • James beckett for verse 18
    help meet is ezer neged in Hebrew, meaning both complementary and counterpart to husband.
  • TheRealTruth for verse 18
    It is very true that man should Not be alone since it is very depressing when you have no one to share your life with. But with so many women that are Not as nice like they were years ago just makes it very hard for us Good single men trying to meet a Good woman to settle down with to have a family.
  • I think God was talking about that men have struggles in life, n that if they get that one women then they fully complete their life. One can help another and love another
  • Reneweman for verse 18
    Gen. 2 18 'It 's not good for man to be alone. ' As Adam was looking to long at a sheep, God realized something. Each beast has complimentary creation to relate with and to. Yet Adam 's got nobody. So God created a women. Now Adam has one to take care of and have an entirely new purpose drawing him away from self obsession. Thank you God.
  • Michael for verse 18
    man is alone without jesus
  • So Very True for verse 18
    It is very true that God said man should not be alone, then why can't i meet a good woman to share my life with?

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