New International Version
A foolish child is a father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
King James Bible
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
Darby Bible Translation
A foolish son is the calamity of his father; and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
World English Bible
A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.
Young's Literal Translation
A calamity to his father is a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The contentions of a wife are a continual dropping - The man who has got such a wife is like a tenant who has got a cottage with a bad roof through every part of which the rain either drops or pours. He can neither sit, stand work, nor sleep, without being exposed to these droppings. God help the man who is in such a case, with house or wife!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.
A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
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