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Proverbs 11:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him; But blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells [it].
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that withholdeth corn, the people curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that keepeth back corn, the populace will curse him, but there is, a blessing, for the head of him that selleth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is withholding corn, the people execrate him, And a blessing [is] for the head of him who is selling.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that hideth up corn, shall be cursed among the people: but a blessing upon the head of them that sell.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that withholdeth corne, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] vpon the head of him that selleth [it].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— May he that hoards corn leave it to the nation: but blessing be on the head of him that gives [it].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that withholdeth 4513
{4513} Prime
מָנַע
mana`
{maw-nah'}
A primitive root; to debar (negatively or positively) from benefit or injury.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
corn, 1250
{1250} Prime
בָּר
bar
{bawr}
From H1305 (in the sense of winnowing); grain of any kind (even while standing in the field); by extension the open country.
the people 3816
{3816} Prime
לְאֹם
l@om
{leh-ome'}
From an unused root meaning to gather; a community.
shall curse y5344
[5344] Standard
נָקַב
naqab
{naw-kab'}
A primitive root; to puncture, literally (to perforate, with more or less violence) or figuratively (to specify, designate, libel).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x6895
(6895) Complement
קָבַב
qabab
{kaw-bab'}
A primitive root; to scoop out, that is, (figuratively) to malign or execrate (that is, stab with words).
him: but blessing 1293
{1293} Prime
בְּרָכָה
B@rakah
{ber-aw-kaw'}
From H1288; benediction; by implication prosperity.
[shall be] upon the head 7218
{7218} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
of him that selleth 7666
{7666} Prime
שָׁבַר
shabar
{shaw-bar'}
Denominative from H7668; to deal in grain.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
[it].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 11:24-31.


Proverbs 11:26

_ _ Another example of the truth of Proverbs 11:23; the miser loses reputation, though he saves corn.

_ _ selleth it — that is, at a fair price.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:26

_ _ See here, 1. What use we are to make of the gifts of God's bounty; we must not hoard them up merely for our own advantage, that we may be enriched by them, but we must bring them forth for the benefit of others, that they may be supported and maintained by them. It is a sin, when corn is dear and scarce, to withhold it, in hopes that it will still grow dearer, so to keep up and advance the market, when it is already so high that the poor suffer by it; and at such a time it is the duty of those that have stocks of corn by them to consider the poor, and to be willing to sell at the market-price, to be content with moderate profit, and not aim to make a gain of God's judgments. It is a noble and extensive piece of charity for those that have stores wherewithal to do it to help to keep the markets low when the price of our commodities grows excessive. 2. What regard we are to have to the voice of the people. We are not to think it an indifferent thing, and not worth heeding, whether we have the ill will and word, or the good will and word, of our neighbours, their prayers or their curses; for here we are taught to dread their curses, and forego our own profit rather than incur them; and to court their blessings, and be at some expense to purchase them. Sometimes, vox populi est vox Deithe voice of the people is the voice of God.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 11:26

With — holdeth corn — In a time of scarcity. Selleth — Upon reasonable terms.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 11:26

He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that (p) selleth [it].

(p) That provides for the use of them who are in need.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
that withholdeth:

Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, ... That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat?

blessing:

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
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