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 of Proverbs 11:26

“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 original scan of Proverbs chapter 11

“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 hideth up corn, shall be cursed among the people: but a blessing upon the head of them that sell. ”
Douay Rheims 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


Laurin's comment on 2020-08-31 00:20:01:

In Job 9:9, Job is referencing three celestial objects and alluding to the Power of GOD!

The three objects mentioned are all positioned and viewable in the Northern Hemisphere! Here, Job is saying, GOD is so Powerful he could move them to the Southern Hemisphere if he so wished, so how could Man(Job) possibly contend with God or his Power?

Job is so frustrated with trying to find out why he has been singled out for all his 'curses'(which were invoked by Satan), he is overwhelmed with the thought of contending with GODs Power to try to help himself! In essence he is answering back to Bilbads comments in the previous Chapter.


Stephen Currie's comment on 2020-08-30 07:40:00:

Gal- 3:26 - 29. God Bless you and your family!


T. Levis's comment on 2020-08-26 18:16:26:

Mathew 5:17

2 Corinthians 6:14 -18

Malachi 2:15

Deuteronomy 17:17

1 Kings 11:1-6

Hopefully this is helpful


Grace 13Aug2020's comment on 2020-08-12 20:17:32:

Hello Mr Okeke

Just in case you're unsure of this word in the KJV, I'll start with the definition of "withholdeth". It is the old English for the modern word 'withhold'. It's main meaning is to hold back (something from someone who wants it); in other words, to keep or hold something to oneself and to refuse to give or grant it to others. In some contexts, it can instead mean to restrain or control oneself from an action or expression

The morality, and ethics (a recommended list of right behaviours to follow; a good 'code of conduct'; standards for good procedure or actions to do when in particular situations), of withholding anything depends on what it is, who holds or controls it, who lacks it, the situation, and whether harm, loss, death, psychological suffering, or physical sickness to anyone might result from not giving a person access to it. So, sometimes it is not wrong &selfish to withhold something just because someone else demands it or feels entitled to it

Proverbs 11:26 gives an example of when it is definitely bad to withhold something of value to others who lack it. It is also a true principle because it accurately describes real situations that do happen

Example: Joseph caused corn and grain or other preservable crops to be collected & stored as a resource for a future expected famine (Genesis 41:46-49). Some bible translators were wrong to use the word "hoard" in Prov 11:26 because it means to overstock, and Joseph certainly did collect much more than needed. He could do that without depriving anyone of food at that time because Egypt's land & farmers produced an oversupply. When the famine came the corn was sold, likely at a reasonable price, and distributed fairly. So he was blessed with popularity, respect, obedience, honor & memorial (Genesis 41:54-57 + 45:16 + 50:26; Exodus 1:8) because he did not withhold corn from people at risk of starvation. In contrast, Joseph Stalin starved Ukrainians in the 1932&'33 Holodomor, a first ever man-made famine


Ephesians Chapter 2 on Jesus's comment on 2020-08-07 10:29:40:

Ephesians 2:15-18

Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in the ordinances; for to make himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

And that he might reconcile in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.



Lewis Talley's comment on 2020-08-07 01:09:24:

Your nephew is right that there's nothing in the Bible about marrying outside your race. However, the OT does count. He's wrong about that. How many times does Jesus say, "It is written . . ." or "It has been said . . ."? Ok. Just where was it written? In the Old Testament, of course! If Jesus thinks it counts, trust me, it counts.

Now, on the racial question, Miriam objected to the race of Moses' wife, and God made her (Miriam) white as snow -- with leprosy! The children of Israel were instructed not to take wives from or give wives to the heathen people around them, but there was no racial specification given whereby they were to determine who was heathen and who was not. Nor was there a "heathen patent" issued to any particular race. You were free to be a heathen, regardless of your race, as long as you weren't one of the children of Israel.

The children of Israel were also commanded by Moses not to make intertribal marriages within the tribes of Israel, so that their inheritances would not move from tribe to tribe. There was nothing racist about that.

I'm almost done with my eighth study of the Bible, and, to my knowledge, there's nothing about staying within your RACE in it.


Wanda Wheat's comment on 2020-08-06 23:04:07:

Thank you so much. I will take your advice and try to search. Anything else you would like to share would be appreciated. God is Good!!!


Mixed Marriages's comment on 2020-08-06 22:40:57:

God doesn't say anything about interracial marriage. Many have occurred in the Bible ie Moses and Abraham.

He does caution a Christian marrying an unbeliever. The unbeliever might forbid the Christian from going to church or reading the Bible.

You can google 'interracial Marriage Bible' and see what you see. I did.

Interculturaly it's difficult. Arguments ensue over religion, culture, baptism of children; things like that.

That's why a couple should DATE for at least a YEAR. Most people can't maintain being on their best behavior for that long.



Wanda Wheat's comment on 2020-08-06 20:49:21:

My nephew is trying to say that it is no where in the Bible about dating outside your race. Our family is not racist nor are we against the African Americans. We are trying to get him to understand that it is in the Bible and he argues that the Old Testament doesn't count. Can you please help me with this?


T's comment on 2020-08-06 19:22:51:


I would love to help.

Before I reference the laws within the Old Testament may I sincerely inquire why you ask this question?



Wanda Wheat's comment on 2020-08-06 18:18:11:

Where in the KJV does it state about staying with our race?


Kelechi Okeke's comment on 2020-08-04 23:12:04:

Please I want to know in details what proverbs 11 vs 26 mean?


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