Proverbs 25-29 (The Daily Walk Bible).

Wow! We’re really down on wives here! Maybe, but remember the beginning of Proverbs?

“Listen, my son…” (1:10).

The NLT didn’t do us any favors with “listen my child.” It’s literally “son.” Proverbs is written from the perspective of a Father giving advice to his son. That means the comments about a “contentious wife” are geared to a husband, which also suggests that the opposite is true. It is also better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious husband in a lovely home!

If you’re going to change “son” to “child,” why not change “wife” to “spouse?” I like the way the NLT reads, but it’s always better to use a more literal translation for study.

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