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 Bible
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and 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 a roof, Than with a woman of contentions, and a house of company.
Proverbs 25:24 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare the Proverbs 21:9 note.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land.
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