Q is for Quarrelsome

Before I get myself into trouble let me state that my amazing wife is NOT a quarrelsome wife!

I've chosen Q for quarrelsome today to highlight some of my favourite verses in the bible, or perhaps I should be clearer and say that I'm highlighting some of the verses that I think are funny.

Proverbs 21 verse 19 is a great place to start: "Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife." I love the humour of this one and so too did the psalmist as he put it in there twice, see 25:24!

Proverbs 27 verse 15 is also in there twice and is also quite amusing. "A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;"

I really like the verses about the sluggard too, especially the one about him turning on his bed in Proverbs 26 verse 14 "As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed." - The imagery of the door hinge turning only partly as the door opens so the sluggard is too lazy to turn over fully. Brilliant!

Song of Songs is another great source of amusing verses, the best (in my opinion) being chapter 7, verses 7 and 8: "Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. I said, "I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit."" - Many years ago on a CYFA Venture we got some of the youngsters to act out a few scriptures and this was one of them. How mean was that!

There's even a verse about going to toilet in Deuteronomy 23 verse 13  which amuses me but I'll let you look that one up for yourself. The bible is a far from being a dull book, it's actually full of amazing stuff and some pretty funny stuff too.

This post is part of a series in the Blogging From A To Z Challenge, April 2012.


  1. Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 17 days already!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

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  2. You are so right about this. The Bible has everything you need to know to live right and plenty of other interesting stuff besides.

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  3. Hey Dino, nice disclaimer to begin the post! And thanks for the verse in Proverbs, one of my favorite books in the Bible!

  4. Great Q post, except for the part that has me look up Deuteronomy 23:13. This challenge is making work too hard. ;-)


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