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

  • A disciple
    When, Oh when, will all the liars and unbelievers and speakers against the Word be silenced? What are they thinking who they are, to open their little mouths against the Almighty God? For they say, Oh, we're College educated, and modern rational thinkers; we KNOW that the Bible doesn't really mean what it says, because we're too smart for that! Well, we'll see who's smart, and who's word stands!
  • Word
    Jeff Berry if that's what you want to believe then that's your way. I don't know much about what science says nor so called Christians or Jews and my Exhaustive Strong's Concordance is before 1970 and I notice the new Strong's is like reading a NIV Bible both should be used for a camp fire. I look up words and Foundation in the N.T. Translated, oh, check it out. Supprise yourself
  • Jeff Berry
    Word; the first 3 words in the Bible are foundational. Christians and Jews have traditionally, overwhelmingly translated this to mean the absolute beginning. Again, you are trying to make the Bible fit man's science. If Science says that the earth existed before the six days of creation then the science is wrong. Trust the Word of God not man's science. Blessings!
  • Arthur
    I don't know what's going on here but I'm reading the 1611 version and in verse 9 where it says "And out of the ground" the "the" is a thorn old Runic letter for "th" and a little tiny e. Which is how I think "the" would have been spelled in those days, But it's only in that one verse. If you do a Ctrl F search it goes away. I don't know why.
  • Ren
    Genesis 2:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
  • Word
    Jeff berry God covered the earth with many different races when He made that statement and that's the truth. I could tell you that God was speaking to us at the time. Also we lived on earth for millions of years until the katabole and this first chapter is the rejuvenation of the earth after it was submerged in water when God got mad. Why, check

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