18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should bealone; nI will make him a helper fit for5 him.” 19 oNow out of theground the LORD God had formed6 every beast of the field and everybird of the heavens and pbrought them to the man to see what hewould call them. And whatever the man called every living creature,that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to thebirds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam7there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the LORD God caused aqdeep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of hisribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the LORDGod had taken from the man he made8 into a woman and broughther to the man. 23 Then the man said,
“This at last is rbone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
24 tTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and holdfast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man andhis wife were both naked and were not ashamed.