Proverbs 21:9
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New International Version
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

King James Bible
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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In a corner of the housetop - A shed raised on the flat roof - a wide house; בית חבר beith chaber, "a house of fellowship;" what we should call a lodging-house, or a house occupied by several families. This was usual in the East, as well as in the West. Some think a house of festivity is meant: hence my old MS. Bible has, the hous and feste.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

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Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

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Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

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Proverbs 25:24 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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Proverbs 27:15,16 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike...

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brawling woman in a wide house or woman of contentions in a house of society

Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Library
Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish child is a father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

Proverbs 21:8
The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

Proverbs 21:10
The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

Proverbs 21:19
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.

Proverbs 25:24
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

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