Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.

King James Version

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Holman Bible

Better to live in a wilderness
than with a nagging and hot-tempered wife.

International Standard Version

It's better to live in the wilderness than to live with a contentious and irritable woman.

A Conservative Version

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

American Standard Version

It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.

Amplified

It is better to dwell in a desert land than with a contentious woman and with vexation.

Bible in Basic English

It is better to be living in a waste land, than with a bitter-tongued and angry woman.

Darby Translation

It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Julia Smith Translation

Good to dwell in the land of the desert rather than with a woman of contentions and anger.

King James 2000

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better to live in a land of wilderness than [with] a wife of quarrels and provocation.

Modern King James verseion

It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a quarrelsome and angry woman.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a chiding and an angry woman.

NET Bible

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and easily-provoked woman.

New Heart English Bible

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

The Emphasized Bible

Better to dwell in a desert land, than with a woman, quarrelsome and provoking.

Webster

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

World English Bible

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than with a woman of contentions and anger.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to dwell
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

in the wilderness
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

than with a contentious
מדין 
Midyan 
Usage: 9

and an angry
כּעשׂ כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 25

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright. 19 It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman. 20 There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Psalm 55:6-7

I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

Psalm 120:5-6

Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Jeremiah 9:2

Oh that I had in the desert A wayfarers' lodging place; That I might leave my people And go from them! For all of them are adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men.

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