18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; (A)I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 (B)Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and (C)brought them to [a]Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.

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  1. Genesis 2:19 Or the man

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; (A)I will make him a helper [a]suitable for him.” 19 (B)And out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the sky, and (C)brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.

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  1. Genesis 2:18 Lit corresponding to

18 Now the Lord God said, “It is not good (beneficial) for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [one who balances him—a counterpart who is] [a]suitable and complementary for him.” 19 So the Lord God formed out of the ground every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.

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  1. Genesis 2:18 Lit like his opposite.

18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”(A)

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals(B) and all the birds in the sky.(C) He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called(D) each living creature,(E) that was its name.

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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.

19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

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21 And the Lord God caused a (A)deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He [a]made into a woman, (B)and He (C)brought her to the man.

23 And Adam said:

“This is now (D)bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called [b]Woman,
Because she was (E)taken out of [c]Man.”

24 (F)Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and (G)be[d] joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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  1. Genesis 2:22 Lit. built
  2. Genesis 2:23 Heb. Ishshah
  3. Genesis 2:23 Heb. Ish
  4. Genesis 2:24 Lit. cling

21 So the Lord God caused a (A)deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 And the Lord God [a]fashioned into a woman (B)the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

(C)At last this is bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
[b]She shall be called [c]‘woman,’
Because [d]she was taken out of [e]man.”

24 (D)For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

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  1. Genesis 2:22 Lit built
  2. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  3. Genesis 2:23 Heb ishshah
  4. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  5. Genesis 2:23 Heb ish

21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man He made (fashioned, formed) into a woman, and He brought her and presented her to the man. 23 Then Adam said,

“This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.(A)

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21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;(A) and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[a] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[b](B) he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;(C)
she shall be called(D) ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.(E)

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united(F) to his wife, and they become one flesh.(G)

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  1. Genesis 2:21 Or took part of the man’s side
  2. Genesis 2:22 Or part

21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

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