Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Holman Bible

Better to live on the corner of a roof
than to share a house with a nagging wife.

International Standard Version

It's better to live in a corner on the roof than to share a house with a contentious woman.

A Conservative Version

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman in a wide house.

American Standard Version

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.

Amplified

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop [on the flat oriental roof, exposed to all kinds of weather] than in a house shared with a nagging, quarrelsome, and faultfinding woman.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Julia Smith Translation

Good to dwell upon the corner of the roof rather than with a woman of strifes and a house of community.

King James 2000

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman in a whole house.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better to dwell on the corner of a roof than [to] share a house with a woman of contention.

Modern King James verseion

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a quarrelsome woman and to share a house.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is better to dwell in a corner under the housetop; than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

NET Bible

It is better to live on a corner of the housetop than in a house in company with a quarrelsome wife.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Better to dwell on the corner of the roof, than a quarrelsome wife, and a house in common.

Webster

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than with a woman of contentions and a house of company.

Interlinear

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

in a corner
פּנּה 
Pinnah 
Usage: 30

of the housetop
גּג 
Gag 
Usage: 30

than with a brawling
מדין 
Midyan 
Usage: 9

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

in a wide
חבר 
Cheber 
Usage: 7

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. 9 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman. 10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.

Proverbs 21:19

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

Proverbs 25:24

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

Proverbs 12:4

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 15:17

Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.

Proverbs 17:1

Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 27:15-16

A continual dropping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike:

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