King James Version
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Darby Bible Translation
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.
World English Bible
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.
Young's Literal Translation
Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than with a woman of contentions and a house of company.
Proverbs 21:9 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
a brawling...: Heb. a woman of contentions
a wide...: Heb. an house of society
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.Proverbs 21:9 Parallel Commentaries
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It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
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