Genesis 2:18-24 NIV

18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."1

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19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field2 and all the birds of the air.3 He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called4 each living creature,5 that was its name.

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20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adama no suitable helper6 was found.

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    • h 2:20 - Or "the man"
      21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;7 and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribsb and closed up the place with flesh.

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        • i 2:21 - Or "took part of the man's side"
          22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the ribc8 he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

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          23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;9 she shall be called10 'woman,d ' for she was taken out of man.11"

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            • k 2:23 - The Hebrew for "woman" sounds like the Hebrew for "man."
              24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united12 to his wife, and they will become one flesh.13

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