Every Biblical Occurrence
Of the Hebrew Word Used to Describe Eve’s Role

Used for Eve (Twice)

Genesis 2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

Genesis 2:20 The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him.

Used for God (16 times)

Exodus 18:4  . . . “My father’s God was my help and delivered me from Pharaoh’s sword.”

Deuteronomy 33:7  . . . Lord . . . You shall be a help against his adversaries.

Deuteronomy 33:26 There is no one like God,  . . . who rides on the heavens for your help . . .

Deuteronomy 33:29 You are happy, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help . . .

Psalm 33:20 Our soul has waited for the Lord. He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 70:5 But I am poor and needy. Come to me quickly, God. You are my help and my deliverer. Lord, don’t delay.

Psalm 20:2 send you help from the sanctuary . . .

Psalm 89:19 Then you spoke in vision to your saints, and said, “I have given strength [same Hebrew word] to the warrior. . . .

Psalm 115:9 Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.

Psalm 115:10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.

Psalm 115:11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.

Psalm 121:1-2 . . . I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the Lord’s name, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help . . .

Hosea 13:9 You are destroyed, Israel, because you are against me, against your help.

Remaining Instances (3 times)

These occurrences are not particularly insightful when it comes to determining the exact meaning of the word but even here they seem to be referring to help that is way beyond menial tasks that the one being helped could do for himself if he tried. It is not serving but rescuing someone who is unable to save himself.

Isaiah 30:5 They shall all be ashamed because of a people that can’t profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

Ezekiel 12:14 I will scatter toward every wind all who are around him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them.

Daniel 11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves to them with flatteries.



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