Proverbs 27:15

15 An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are alike.[a]

Proverbs 27:15 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 27:15

A continual dropping in a very rainy day
That is, through the roof of a house which is not well covered, or which lets in rain by one means or another; so that in a thorough rainy day it keeps continually dropping, to the great annoyance of those within, and which is very uncomfortable to them: it is observed F7 that rain is called by the name in the text, because a man is shut up under a roof falls; and continuing long he is shut up within doors and cannot come out; and a contentious woman are alike;
troublesome and uncomfortable; as in a rainy day, a man cannot go abroad with any pleasure, and if the rain is continually dropping upon him in his house he cannot sit there with any comfort; and so a contentious woman, that is always scolding and brawling, a man has no comfort at home; and if he goes abroad he is jeered and laughed at on her account by others; and perhaps she the more severely falls upon him when he returns for having been abroad; see ( Proverbs 19:13 ) .


F7 David de Pomis, Lexic. fol. 107. 3.

Proverbs 27:15 In-Context

13 Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.
14 If one blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.
15 An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are alike.
16 The one who controls her controls the wind and grasps oil with his right hand.
17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

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