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.

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,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - The single line of the second clause of Proverbs 19:13 is here formed into a distich. A continual dropping in a very rainy day. "A day of violent rain," סַגְרִיר (sagrir), which word occurs nowhere else in the Old Testament. And a contentious woman are alike. The word rendered "are alike" (נִשְׁתָּוָה) is usually taken to be the third perf. nithp. from שׁיה; but the best established reading, according to Hitzig, Delitzsch, and Nowack, is נִשְׁתָּוָה, which is regarded as a niph. with a transposition of consonants for נְשְׁוָתָה. Septuagint, "Drops of rain drive a man out of his house on a stormy day." The ill-constructed roofs of Eastern houses were very subject to leakage, being flat and formed of porous material.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A continual dropping in a very rainy day,.... That is, through the roof of a house which is not well covered, or which lets in rain by one means or another; so that in a thorough rainy day it keeps continually dropping, to the great annoyance of those within, and which is very uncomfortable to them: it is observed (g) that rain is called by the name in the text, because a man is shut up under a roof falls; and continuing long he is shut up within doors and cannot come out;

and a contentious woman are alike; troublesome and uncomfortable; as in a rainy day, a man cannot go abroad with any pleasure, and if the rain is continually dropping upon him in his house he cannot sit there with any comfort; and so a contentious woman, that is always scolding and brawling, a man has no comfort at home; and if he goes abroad he is jeered and laughed at on her account by others; and perhaps she the more severely falls upon him when he returns for having been abroad; see Proverbs 19:13.

(g) David de Pomis, Lexic. fol. 107. 3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. (Compare Pr 19:13).

very … day—literally, "a day of showers."

Proverbs 27:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
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 child is a father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

Proverbs 27:16
restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
Treasury of Scripture

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Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions …

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