Verse 24

This is the same with what he had said, Prov. 21:9. Observe, 1. How those are to be pitied that are unequally yoked, especially with such as are brawling and contentious, whether husband or wife; for it is equally true of both. It is better to be alone than to be joined to one who, instead of being a meet-help, is a great hindrance to the comfort of life. 2. How those may sometimes be envied that live in solit 1bf3 ude; as they want the comfort of society, so they are free from the vexation of it. And as there are cases which give occasion to say, “Blessed is the womb that has not borne,” so there are which give occasion to say, “Blessed is the man who was never married, but who lies like a servant in a corner of the house-top.”