18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”q
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animalsr and all the birds in the sky.s He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man calledt each living creature,u 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 Adamf no suitable helperv was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;w and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribsg and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the ribh x he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;y
she shall be calledz ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.a”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is unitedb to his wife, and they become one flesh.c
25 Adam and his wife were both naked,d and they felt no shame.
Or the man
Or took part of the man’s side