Separate from an evil wife (Sir 25:25-25:26)

“Allow no outlet to water.

Allow no boldness of speech

To an evil wife.

If she does not go as you direct,

Separate her from yourself.”

Sirach is very direct. An evil wife should not speak. She should not be allowed to drink water. If this evil wife does not do what you tell her to do, get rid of her. Sirach does not hesitate to get rid of this evil wife since she was like an indentured slave anyway.