New American Standard Bible
It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
King James Bible
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Darby Bible Translation
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.
World English Bible
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.
Young's Literal Translation
Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than with a woman of contentions and a house of company.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A wide house - literally, "a house of companionship," i. e., a house shared with her. The flat roof of an Eastern house was often used for retirement by day, or in summer for sleep by night. The corner of such a roof was exposed to all changes of weather, and the point of the proverb lies in the thought that all winds and storms which a man might meet with there are more endurable than the tempest within.
LibraryEpistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops  . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.
It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
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Jump to NextAngle Better Brawling Common Company Contentions Contentious Corner Dwell House Housetop House-Top Live Quarrelsome Roof Share Shared Sit Wide Wife
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