9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. Compare Proverbs 25:24 24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. And Proverbs 27:15-17 15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Also, Proverbs 11:22 22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. And Proverbs 12:4 4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
ESV - 9 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
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