Proverbs 21:19

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

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Proverbs 21:19

It is better to dwell in the wildernesse, then with a contentious and an angry woman.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better to be living in a waste land, than with a bitter-tongued and angry woman.
- Basic English Bible

It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman.
- Darby Bible

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
- Webster's Bible

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.
- World English Bible

Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than [with] a woman of contentions and anger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Comments for Proverbs 21:19

Donna Lewis's comment on 2015-06-08 18:09:24:

I believe that a wife is not suppose to argue about the same thing over and over again thats nagging, its doesn 't acomplish anything but bigger problems or words you 'll regret saying im guilty of that im asking God for help right this minute to remain quite when I 'm tempted to nagg. So im asking for prayer please. Thank You.


Stephen Adebowale Dahunsi's comment on 2015-05-18 13:49:04:

It simply means that man should settle with a woman that will improve their spiritual wellbeing because there will not be any excuse on the last day eg case of Adam and Eve.


Carlton's comment on 2015-02-19 18:19:59:

I believe that women become contentious when they are not inline with their purpose. Women were formed and given the job of help mate, so when they idle or mislead then they get frustrated and that is when the enemy steps in, and she become contentious.


William Herring's comment on 2014-12-30 19:50:06:

This is one of the most cut and dry scriptures of the bible. What I get from it is you should stay clear of being in relationships with women that are bad tempered and argumentative, I have been there and done that.


Evang (Mrs) Gladys Obi Esimoneze's comment on 2014-09-24 06:32:24:

I am of the opinion that if a husband loves his wife sincerely and demonstrates it by his actions, his wil love him back and there wil not be room for nagging except if she has spiritual problem. Nagging most times come as a result of too much suspicion due of transperency in the relationship, but when there is geniune love and transperency, suspicion disppears and every one is happy so angers disapears, the home becomes very conducive to dwell in instead of the wilderness.


Riley's comment on 2013-08-26 13:09:32:

a man will never understand proverbs 21:19 until he lives it (trust me i know all to well)


JAMES's comment on 2013-07-22 04:15:31:



X1134x's comment on 2013-06-04 18:47:10:

I'm cracking up laughing at how TRUE this statement is, yet simultaneously crying because of how true it is in *my* life now.

I'm wondering if I can handle being married to this woman for the rest of my life, and the bible is telling me that ANY life, even one where I shun ALL shelter, food, society, and modern conveniences while having to scratch and hunt for basic sustenance would be better for me, and I'd be happier.


Johanna's comment on 2013-04-10 20:15:28:

The Word of God is indeed true. As said in Proverbs 21:19 'It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman", this is happening in my life. For all you know, I am like this, but when I heard and understood what is meant by this passage, I realized how I affected the people around me, most especially my husband because he has learned my ways and I felt sad because of what I did. My husband is a peaceful and quiet man, until he learned to be like me, a quarrelsome, debating guy, who keeps to discussing issues with me. I realized, its because of what I did. I told GOD in my solitude how regretful I was of my sin and promised not to be contentious and vexing wife.

I hope you learned something with my story.


Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-01-21 07:11:21:

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with an angry, and contentious woman. The question is what makes a woman angry, and contentious? Solomon knew a lot about women, because he had many wives. Jesus commanded husbands to love their wives, as their own bodies. No one will harm his own body, but instead will care for it, as well as provide what it needs. A woman responds positively to love, and will not be contentious or angry with her husband when she can see that he loves her sincerely. So love your wife as Christ loves the Church, and gave His body for it.


Samuel Adeyemi's comment on 2012-12-17 09:55:39:

This verse is simply advising man to be separated from a contentious and fretful wife whose character can provoke the man to sin and cause him to miss salvation.


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