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Genesis 2:18-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [a]suitable for him.” 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the [b]sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the [c]sky, and to every beast of the field, but for [d]Adam there was not found a helper [e]suitable for him. 21 So the Lord God caused 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 The Lord God [f]fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,

This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
[g]She shall be called [h]Woman,
Because [i]she was taken out of [j]Man.”

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

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 2:18 Lit corresponding to
  2. Genesis 2:19 Lit heavens
  3. Genesis 2:20 Lit heavens
  4. Genesis 2:20 Or man
  5. Genesis 2:20 Lit corresponding to
  6. Genesis 2:22 Lit built
  7. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  8. Genesis 2:23 Heb Ishshah
  9. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  10. Genesis 2:23 Heb Ish
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Genesis 2:18-24 New International Version (NIV)

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

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam[a] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[b] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[c] 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;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.

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

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 2:20 Or the man
  2. Genesis 2:21 Or took part of the man’s side
  3. Genesis 2:22 Or part
New International Version (NIV)

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