18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; (A)I will make him a helper fit for[a] him.”

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  1. Genesis 2:18 Or corresponding to; also verse 20

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

“This at last is (B)bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
    because she was (C)taken out of Man.”[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 2:22 Hebrew built
  2. Genesis 2:23 The Hebrew words for woman (ishshah) and man (ish) sound alike

Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man[a] when they were created.

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  1. Genesis 5:2 Hebrew adam

15 (A)Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union?[a] And what was the one God[b] seeking?[c] (B)Godly offspring. So guard yourselves[d] in your spirit, and let none of you be (C)faithless to the wife of your youth.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:15 Hebrew in it
  2. Malachi 2:15 Hebrew the one
  3. Malachi 2:15 Or And not one has done this who has a portion of the Spirit. And what was that one seeking?
  4. Malachi 2:15 Or So take care; also verse 16

He answered, (A)“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,

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But (A)from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them (B)male and female.’

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