Proverbs 27:15
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New International Version
A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;

New Living Translation
A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day.

English Standard Version
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;

New American Standard Bible
A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;

King James Bible
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are alike.

International Standard Version
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike.

NET Bible
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like a dripping that drips abundantly on a day of heavy rain, so is a contentious woman.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Constantly dripping water on a rainy day is like a quarreling woman.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike;

New American Standard 1977
A constant dripping on a day of steady rain
            And a contentious woman are alike;

Jubilee Bible 2000
A continual dripping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

King James 2000 Bible
A continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

American King James Version
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

American Standard Version
A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman are alike.

Darby Bible Translation
A continual dropping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike:

English Revised Version
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike:

Webster's Bible Translation
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

World English Bible
A continual dropping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike:

Young's Literal Translation
A continual dropping in a day of rain, And a woman of contentions are alike,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:15,16. The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain. 17. We are cautioned to take heed whom we converse with. And directed to have in view, in conversation, to make one another wiser and better. 18. Though a calling be laborious and despised, yet those who keep to it, will find there is something to be got by it. God is a Master who has engaged to honour those who serve him faithfully. 19. One corrupt heart is like another; so are sanctified hearts: the former bear the same image of the earthly, the latter the same image of the heavenly. Let us carefully watch our own hearts, comparing them with the word of God. 20. Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin. The appetites of the carnal mind for profit or pleasure are always desiring more. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord, are satisfied in him, and shall for ever be so. 21. Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him. 22. Some are so bad, that even severe methods do not answer the end; what remains but that they should be rejected? The new-creating power of God's grace alone is able to make a change. 23-27. We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.
Study Bible
Do Not Boast about Tomorrow
14He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him. 15A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike; 16He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.

Proverbs 27:16
He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.
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