Proverbs 27:15
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;

Berean Study Bible
A constant dripping on a rainy day and a contentious woman 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
The steady dripping of rain and the nagging of a wife are one and the same.

Good News Translation
A nagging wife is like water going drip-drip-drip on a rainy day.

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.

New Heart English Bible
A continual dropping 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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
On a stormy day drops of rain drive a man out of his house; so also does a railing woman drive a man out of his own house.

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,
Study Bible
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
14If one blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted to him as a curse. 15A constant dripping on a rainy day and a contentious woman are alike— 16restraining her is like holding back the wind or grasping oil with one’s right hand.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.

Proverbs 27:16
restraining her is like holding back the wind or grasping oil with one's right hand.

Treasury of Scripture

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

a continual

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Proverbs 21:9,19
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house…

Proverbs 25:24
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.







Lexicon
A constant
ט֭וֹרֵד (ṭō·w·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2956: To pursue, chase, be continuous

dripping
דֶּ֣לֶף (de·lep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1812: A dripping

on a rainy
סַגְרִ֑יר (saḡ·rîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5464: Steady or persistent rain

day
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

and a contentious
מִ֝דְיָנִ֗ים (miḏ·yā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4066: A contest, quarrel

woman
וְאֵ֥שֶׁת (wə·’ê·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

are alike—
נִשְׁתָּוָֽה׃ (niš·tā·wāh)
Verb - Nithpael - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7737: To level, equalize, to resemble, to adjust
(15) A continual dropping in a very rainy day.--See above on Proverbs 19:13.

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. 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.
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