A primitive root; to drive
on; figuratively to follow
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
; a dripping
in a very rainy
Probably from H5462
in the sense of sweeping
away; a pouring rain.
From an unused root meaning to be hot
; a day
(as the warm
hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
and a contentious
Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
; a contest
The first form is the feminine of H0376
; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman
(used in the same wide sense as H0582
A primitive root; properly to level
, that is, equalize
; figuratively to resemble
; by implication to adjust
(that is, counterbalance, be suitable, compose, place, yield, etc.).
Stem - Niphpael (See H8834
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 2
_ _ (Compare Proverbs 19:13).
_ _ very ... day literally, “a day of showers.”
_ _ Here, as before, Solomon laments the case of him that has a peevish passionate wife, that is continually chiding, and making herself and all about her uneasy. 1. It is a grievance that there is no avoiding, for it is like a continual dropping in a very rainy day. The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for the time, yet, while it lasts, one may take shelter; but the contentions of a wife are like a constant soaking rain, for which there is no remedy but patience See Proverbs 19:13. 2. It is a grievance that there is no concealing. A wise man would hide it if he could, for the sake both of his own and his wife's reputation, but he cannot, any more than he can conceal the noise of the wind when it blows or the smell of a strong perfume. Those that are froward and brawling will proclaim their own shame, even when their friends, in kindness to them, would cover it.
- A continual:
Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.
Proverbs 21:9 [It is] better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:19 [It is] better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 25:24 [It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
Job 14:19 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow [out] of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
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