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

  • Walter
    It is the continuation of chapter 2. God rested on the seventh day. The creation of man was explained in this chapter and Man sole purpose of being on this earth. Also the purpose of the woman was explaining as well. Man takes orders from the Lord himself and the woman assist with the man from the orders that have been given by the Lord himself.
  • Cheryl
    Genesis 1 chapter 26 genesis 2 chapter 18, 19 explain
  • Jerry
    GOD is awesome :)
  • Alex
    Sorry but i see A NEW Garden OF Eden as Mans hearts which is the GARDEN OF GOD where he wants to sow his seed th Word,MANS HEART is like a Garden where that good seed is gonna be sown THAT THE TREE OF LIFE MIGHT GROW IN US which is CHRIST JESUS HE SAYS THAT TINY SEED IS GONNA BECOME A TREE SO GREAT THE ANGELS OF GOD WILL ASCEND AND DESCENT FROM IT AND ITS GONNA BE IN OUR HEARTS TH GOOD GROUND GBU
  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl (I'm having problems uploading regardless what device I use), 1 Cor 15:45a "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul..." I think your original question was "when did man become a spirit?" The answer is at creation. The spirit died because of sin but the spirit is born again when we are saved. 1 Cor 15:45 "the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; We are not only flesh and bones, but living souls. It is the spirit in us that animates our bodies. The spirit is the life and the breath; and the life is in the blood. To think that a man is only a body makes no sense: for how then do you account for the decay and corruption that consumes a dead body? The spirit of a man present in the body shows he is alive; and the spirit absent, death!

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