Proverbs 21:19

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 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

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 21:19

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:19


21:17 Wine and oil - Delicious fare and luxurious feasting. Wine and oil were much used in feasts in those parts.

21:18 A ransom - The wicked shall be brought into those troubles, which were designed by wicked men for the righteous: thus Haman was a ransom for Mordecai.

21:20 The wise - Wise men lay up desirable treasures for their own use, and for their families. Oil is particularly mentioned, because that was a considerable part of their wealth and treasures in those countries.


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