And the Lord God said: It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help like unto him.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him a help meet for him.
The history of this verse about the creation of Eve is an interesting example of how reading gone wrong can affect the English language. The words “help meet” in the King James Bible, also used in the Geneva Bible, refer to a helper (“help”) who is appropriate for (“meet for”) Adam. Yet the combination of the two words, misread as a compound noun, spawned an entirely new English word for spouse, “helpmeet.”