Proverbs 21:19
Good News Translation
Better to live out in the desert than with a nagging, complaining wife.

Contemporary English Version
It's better out in the desert than at home with a nagging, complaining wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

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It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

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Proverbs 21:9 It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

Psalm 55:6,7 And I said: Who will give me wings like a dove, and I will fly and be at rest? . . .

Psalm 120:5,6 Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! I have dwelt with the inhabitants of Cedar: . . .

Jeremiah 9:2 Who will give me in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, and I will leave my people, and depart from them? because they are all adulterers, an assembly of transgressors.

wilderness or the land of the desert

Context
The King's Heart
18The wicked is delivered up for the just: and the unjust for the righteous. 19It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.20There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the just: and the foolish man shall spend it.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.

Proverbs 21:9
It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

Additional Translations
Better to live in the desert than with a contentious and ill-tempered wife.It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.

It is better to dwell in a wilderness than with a quarrelsome and talkative and passionate woman.

It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman.

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than with a woman of contentions and anger.
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