Proverbs 21:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top; then with a brawling woman in a wide house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house.
- Basic English Bible

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.
- Darby Bible

It is better to dwell in a corner of the house-top, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
- Webster's Bible

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

Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions and a house of company.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than in a house in common with a contentious woman.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 21:9

  • Most Bible verses are for both men and women to live accordingly, and can this apply to a man as well? I know of a man in my life that is argumentative contentious and I find this passage applies to him.
  • Spelling bee for verse 9
    " than with a brawling woman " of course, not "then " King James Version 1611
  • How can you live with a spouse thatís always hateful every time. You try to talk nicely, Iím trying to be a light leading by example talk about God. God it seems like we have nothing in common.

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