Proverbs 11:26

“He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that withholdeth corne, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be vpon the head of him that selleth it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 11:26

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