Marriage & Family

Proverbs 18:22  
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Proverbs 19:14  
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

A House Divided

Proverbs 15:17  
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Proverbs 17:1  
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Proverbs 19:13  
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Proverbs 21:9  
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Proverbs 21:19  
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Proverbs 25:24  
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Proverbs 26:21  
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

When discussing the tongue, the Bible often uses fire as imagery (James 3:5-6, Prov 16:27, Prov 26:20-22, Isaiah 30:27). A contentious tongue provides fuel to the fire of strife. Remove the fuel and you stop the fire (Prov 22:10).

Proverbs 27:15-16  
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.  Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.  

Causing Household Distress

Proverbs 11:29  
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Cross Reference: Pr 15:27. Greed can bring trouble to your household.

Proverbs 15:27  
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Proverbs 17:13  
Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

You reap what you sow (Gal 6:7).

Proverbs 18:1  
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Proverbs 27:8  
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Man & Woman

Proverbs 5:15-19  
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.  Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.  Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.  Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.  Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.  

See also Hebrews 13:4. There is nothing immoral about sex inside of marriage. Sex between a husband and wife should be enjoyed.

Proverbs 11:16  
A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

Proverbs 11:22  
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

Proverbs 12:4  
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 30:18-19  
There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:  The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.  

Proverbs 30:21-23  
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:  For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;  For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.  

Wisdom builds up her Home

Proverbs 9:1-6  
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:  She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.  She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,  Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,  Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.  Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.  

Proverbs 14:1  
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

Proverbs 24:3-4  
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:  And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.  

Proverbs 31:10-31  
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.  She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.  She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.  She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.  Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.  

Total Verses: 60
Total Passages: 25