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Proverbs 25:24.

“It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.”

nagging wife

Which Would You Choose?

If you had a choice between living in a big house and living in the corner on a roof, which would you choose? I believe most people would choose to live in a nice big house. But as Solomon is wont to do, he puts a little twist in his Proverb and says that it’s actually better to live on the roof… if there’s a contentious woman in that house!

But – what does the word contentious mean? If you look at some of the other ways this word is translated in other versions of the Bible, it reads: quarrelsome, brawling, nagging, and bitter-tongued. In other words, Solomon is talking about a contentious wife who likes to fight, nag, and stir up strife. If…

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