Proverbs 25:24

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and 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, and in a wide house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is better to live in a corner of the 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 and 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 a 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 25

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used

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