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Proverbs 19:13

    Proverbs 19:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A foolish son is the destruction of his father; and the bitter arguments of a wife are like drops of rain falling without end.

    Webster's Revision

    A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

    World English Bible

    A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 19:13

    The contentions of a wife are a continual dropping - The man who has got such a wife is like a tenant who has got a cottage with a bad roof through every part of which the rain either drops or pours. He can neither sit, stand work, nor sleep, without being exposed to these droppings. God help the man who is in such a case, with house or wife!

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 19:13

    Calamity - The Hebrew word is plural (as in Psalm 57:1; Psalm 91:3), and seems to express the multiplied and manifold sorrow caused by the foolish son.

    Continual dropping - The irritating, unceasing, sound of the fall, drop after drop, of water through the chinks in the roof.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 19:13

    19:13 Dropping - Are like rain continually dropping upon an house.