22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[1] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

Other Translations of Genesis 2:22

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he madeHebrew built into a woman and brought her to the man.

The Message

22 God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.

New King James Version

22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

New Living Translation

22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 2:22

Commentary on Genesis 2:18-25

(Read Genesis 2:18-25)

Power over the creatures was given to man, and as a proof of this he named them all. It also shows his insight into the works of God. But though he was lord of the creatures, yet nothing in this world was a help meet for man. From God are all our helpers. If we rest in God, he will work all for good. God caused deep sleep to fall on Adam; while he knows no sin, God will take care that he shall feel no pain. God, as her Father, brought the woman to the man, as his second self, and a help meet for him. That wife, who is of God's making by special grace, and of God's bringing by special providence, is likely to prove a help meet for a man. See what need there is, both of prudence and prayer in the choice of this relation, which is so near and so lasting. That had need to be well done, which is to be done for life. Our first parents needed no clothes for covering against cold or heat, for neither could hurt them: they needed none for ornament. Thus easy, thus happy, was man in his state of innocency. How good was God to him! How many favours did he load him with! How easy were the laws given to him! Yet man, being in honour, understood not his own interest, but soon became as the beasts that perish.