Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

It's better to live in a corner on the roof than in 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 the corner of the housetop than to share a house with a disagreeing, quarrelsome, and scolding 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 the corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Julia Smith Translation

Good to dwell upon a 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 the corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman in a whole house.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better to live upon the corner of a roof than [with] a woman of contention and [in a] shared house.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is better to sit in a corner under the roof, 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.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Better to sit on a corner of a 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 the 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

and in a wide
חבר 
Cheber 
Usage: 7

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

23 The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance. 24 It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. 25 Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land.


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.

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.

Proverbs 21:19

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

Proverbs 27:15-16

A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;



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