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Better to live out in the desert than with a nagging, complaining wife.
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It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.
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
ContextThe 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.…
A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.
It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.
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