Proverbs 21:9

 

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”
King James Version (KJV)


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Other Translations of Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top; then with a brawling woman in a wide house.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Proverbs chapter 21

It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house.
- Basic English Bible

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.
- Darby Bible

It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling women, and in a common house.
- Douay Rheims Bible

It is better to dwell in a corner of the house-top, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
- Webster's Bible

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.
- World English Bible

Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions and a house of company.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than in a house in common with a contentious woman.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


 

Becca's comment on 2014-12-18 07:01:56:

Most Bible verses are for both men and women to live accordingly, and can this apply to a man as well? I know of a man in my life that is argumentative contentious and I find this passage applies to him.

 

Andy's comment on 2014-08-20 20:16:39:

Roofs in that time I will take to mean as FLAT. This is important for my point. From above the network of house you can see possibilities. You can see others who choose to be happy. You can safely laugh, watching those who mess up. Above all, the point is that you literally are above all, looking at the world and not just your own frying pan thatvyou live in. A man can STAY MARRIED as long as he wants and even choose to remain faithful though LAW may say otherwise, dictating time slots and such for children in legal divorce. I have sat and observed from high up enough to say I really wish the world would change.

 

spelling bee's comment on 2014-06-28 07:09:24:

" than with a brawling woman " of course, not "then " King James Version 1611

 

curtis's comment on 2013-02-16 19:15:51:

 


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