16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:16

New International Version

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.

English Standard Version

16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to graspHebrew to meet with oil in one's right hand.

The Message

16 You can't turn it off, and you can't get away from it. Your Face Mirrors Your Heart

New King James Version

16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.

New Living Translation

16 Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:16

Commentary on Proverbs 27:15-16

(Read Proverbs 27:15-16)

The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain.