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In Proverbs 21, King Solomon gave us a few warnings against a “contentious woman.” 

 “Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, than in a house shared with a contentious woman. Proverbs 21:9

“Better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.” Proverbs 21:19

Many of you may not be aware but, King Solomon had 700 wives, and 300 concubines. YES, HE DID!

Now, would you agree that his warnings should be taken seriously? “Hell yes!” The man had the option to sleep with a different woman every night for two consecutive years, plus 270 days remained. I have a strong feeling, King Solomon did not believe in the word “recycle.”

Could you imagine how many mood swings he had to deal with, hen? The king had ONE THOUSAND (1000) women who required his attention in the “bed” alone. What was he expecting? Of course the women are going to be contentious.

So, when he wrote the first verse, (Proverbs 21:9) he had to spend the night at “the corner of the housetop.” Would you call that pleasurable? The king had to go and hide! Yes, he was speaking about “his own drama.”

I think this “contentious woman” issue was probably more of a shameful matter for the king. Perhaps the women were angry after a final encounter in bed. Imagined when he finally sent a request for the last woman to join him in his bedroom.  By the following morning, she probably was venting by saying: “Are you for real? That’s it? I had to wait for 1000 days for this!”

Did you noticed how in the second verse, where “He had to run and HIDE IN THE WILDERNESS?” Oh my God! You talking about hot steam? Don’t you think that’s what he was saying? “He would rather suffer the heat from the wilderness, than alllllll those women in heat”.

Dear King Solomon! I Hope you learned your lesson.


Question: What does “Contentious” means?

Answer: Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.


So now you see what I mean?


P.S. Check out My Daily Proverbs page! Wisdom and Humor combined.

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