Proverbs 21:19
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English Standard Version
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

13 He that stoppeth his ear at the cry of the poor

     he also calls and is not heard.

Only the merciful find mercy, Matthew 5:7; the unmerciful rich man, who has no ear for the cry of the דל, i.e., of him who is without support and means of subsistence, thus of one who is needing support, will also remain unheard when he himself, in the time of need, calls upon God for help. Cf. the parable of the unmerciful servant of the merciful king, Matthew 18:23. מן in מזּעקת, as Isaiah 23:15; Genesis 4:13; Genesis 27:1; no preposition of our [German] language [nor English] expresses, as Fleischer here remarks, such a fulness of meaning as this מן does, to which, after a verb of shutting up such as אטם (cf. Proverbs 17:28), the Arab. 'n would correspond, e.g., â'my 'n âltryḳ: blind, so that he does not see the way.

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better

Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Psalm 55:6,7 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest...

Psalm 120:5,6 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!...

Jeremiah 9:2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people...

wilderness or the land of the desert

Cross References
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

Proverbs 21:9
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

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