Proverbs 27:15

15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;

Read Proverbs 27:15 Using Other Translations

A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;
A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day.

What does Proverbs 27:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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