Proverbs 21:9
Good News Translation
Better to live on the roof than share the house with a nagging wife.

Contemporary English Version
It's better to stay outside on the roof of your house than to live inside with a nagging wife.

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

New American Bible
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than in a mansion with a quarrelsome woman.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

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Proverbs 12:4 The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

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Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.

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Proverbs 25:24 It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop: than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

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Proverbs 27:15,16 Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman are alike. . . .

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Proverbs 15:17 It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted calf with hatred.

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims with strife.

Context
The King's Heart
8The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right. 9It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.10The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.

Proverbs 21:8
The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right.

Proverbs 21:10
The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.

Proverbs 21:19
It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

Proverbs 25:24
It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop: than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

Additional Translations
Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife.It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

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

It is better to dwell in a corner on the house-top, than in plastered rooms with unrighteousness, and in an open house.

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

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

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

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

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