Proverbs 11:26

“Hee that withholdeth corne, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be vpon the head of him that selleth it.”

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Other Translations

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it].
- King James Version

He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him; But blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who keeps back grain will be cursed by the people; but a blessing will be on the head of him who lets them have it for a price.
- Basic English Bible

He that withholdeth corn, the people curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
- Darby Bible

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
- Webster's Bible

People curse someone who withholds grain, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
- World English Bible

Whoso is withholding corn, the people execrate him, And a blessing [is] for the head of him who is selling.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:26


11:26 With - holdeth corn - In a time of scarcity. Selleth - Upon reasonable terms.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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