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

New Living Translation
It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.

English Standard Version
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Berean Study Bible
Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

King James Bible
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

New King James Version
It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

New American Standard Bible
It is better to live on a corner of the roof, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

NASB 1995
It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

NASB 1977
It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Amplified Bible
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop [on the flat roof, exposed to the weather] Than in a house shared with a quarrelsome (contentious) woman.

Christian Standard Bible
Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.

American Standard Version
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is better to dwell on the corner of a roof than to dwell with a contentious woman in a house of divisions.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It is better to dwell on a corner of the roof, than with a railing woman in an open house.

Contemporary English Version
It's better to stay outside on the roof of your house than to live inside with a nagging wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to sit m a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

English Revised Version
It is better to dwell in the comer of the housetop, than with a contentious woman in a wide house.

Good News Translation
Better to live on the roof than share the house with a nagging wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Better to live on a corner of a roof than to share a home with a quarreling woman.

International Standard Version
It's better to live in a corner on the roof than in a house with a contentious woman.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, Than in a house in common with a contentious woman.

Literal Standard Version
Better to sit on a corner of a roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions, and a house of company.

NET Bible
It is better to live on a corner of the housetop than in a house in company with a quarrelsome wife.

New Heart English Bible
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
23As the north wind brings forth rain, so a backbiting tongue brings angry looks. 24Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife. 25Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.…

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

Proverbs 25:25
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.


Treasury of Scripture

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

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

Proverbs 21:9,19
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house…

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









(24) It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop.--See above on Proverbs 21:9.

Verse 24. - A repetition of Proverbs 21:9, taken therefore from the Solomonic collection.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Better
ט֗וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

to live
שֶׁ֥בֶת (še·ḇeṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a corner
פִּנַּת־ (pin·naṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6438: An angle, a pinnacle, a chieftain

of the roof
גָּ֑ג (gāḡ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1406: A roof, the top of an altar

than to share
חָֽבֶר׃ (ḥā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2267: Company, association, spell

a house
וּבֵ֥ית (ū·ḇêṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

with a quarrelsome
מִ֝דְיָנִ֗ים (miḏ·yā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4066: A contest, quarrel

wife.
מֵאֵ֥שֶׁת (mê·’ê·šeṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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