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Proverbs 11:26

    Proverbs 11:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be on the head of him that sells it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him; But blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him; But blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:26

    He that withholdeth corn - Who refuses to sell because he hopes for a dearth, and then he can make his own price.

    The people shall curse him - Yes, and God shall curse him also; and if he do not return and repent, he will get God's curse, and the curse of the poor, which will be a canker in his money during time, and in his soul throughout eternity.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:26

    In the early stages of commerce there seems no way of making money rapidly so sure as that of buying up grain in time of famine, waiting until the dearth presses heavily, and then selling at famine prices. Men hate this selfishness, and pour blessings upon him who sells at a moderate profit.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 11:26

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