Contentious woman (Prov 25:24-25:25)

“It is better to live in a corner of the housetop

Than in a house shared with a contentious wife.

Like cold water to a thirsty soul,

So is good news from a far country.”

This is exactly the same word for word as found in Proverbs, chapter 21. The anti-feminine motif of this work warns that is better to live in the corner of a housetop than share a house with a contentious woman. However, there is some refreshing good news from a far country that is like cold water to a thirsty soul.