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
    Rachael; it doesn't serve any good to speculate about that: if the man and his wife had not been duped, there was still their children afterwards, and then theirs after them. The point is not to blame either one of them; (as we all have nothing measured up to God's first thoughts of what we should be); but the fact that He had mercy to let us live anyway, upon His word of the promised Saviour.
  • Sherry
    I have looked for the meaning and what I found was made and formed are not the same thing. God rested from what he had made he did not form man or did he make the seeds grow on earth yet. I also learned Adam is the Hebrew word for man not a name like I once thought.
  • Rachael
    So i guess if eve had obeyed God they won't be any crime in the world everyone would have been living a happy life without Sin an drama
  • A disciple
    Isn't it interesting how after God made the man, that He then starts describing things about the world outside the garden? I think that the man could have had it very wonderful ruling over the earth and everything in it from his beautiful Garden Home! There's so much we have been deprived of learning
  • Bruce
    Julie:Genesis 2:1 Thus The Heavens and The Earth were finished, and all the host of them. Genesis 2 is zooming in on Genesis 1: amplified.
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW: 1 1 = 1, or one-man one-woman = 1, ... God math was correct then and still is correct in 2017: WOW !

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