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 for Proverbs 21:9

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 for Proverbs 21:9

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:9


21:8 The way - Of every man by nature. Strange - Estranged from God. Right - But he whose heart is pure, his conversation is agreeable to it.

21:10 Desireth - To do mischief. No favour - He spares neither friend nor foe.

21:11 The wise - The simple learn wisdom, both from the punishment of wicked men, and from the prosperity of good men.


Discussion for Proverbs 21:9

  • John Javier on Proverbs 21:9
    Jesus apoeared to me in a 10 second dream 1973 at 22yrs old. He was standing in the clouds above downtown L.A... He was about 4 feet in front of me with a white runic..I heard his voice in my mind without his mouth moving..he said "Live your life accordingly to be Rewarded! Which scriptureis this found? 2nd miracle, a photo oif my dream was given to me 26yrs later. My new neighbor across the street 2001, gave me a photo of my dream, as he watched his neighbor point the camera at the clouds as they walked to schhool..developed phito wad iof my dream..I can show you this photo of my drean from 1973. 909 446-9311
  • John Javier on Proverbs 21:9
    Jesus appeared to me in a 10 second dream and said ...Live life accordingly and be rewarded. 1973 in my 20's, Which bible scripture is this located?
  • John Javier on Proverbs 21:9
    Jesus aooeared in a 10 secinf dream.., with message.. Live life accordingly and be rewarded. . what scripture is this found in?
  • Becca on 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 on Proverbs 21:9
    " than with a brawling woman " of course, not "then " King James Version 1611
  • Curtis on Proverbs 21:9
    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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