Proverbs 11:26 {27}
Good News Translation
People curse someone who hoards grain, waiting for a higher price, but they praise the one who puts it up for sale.

Contemporary English Version
Charge too much for grain, and you will be cursed; sell it at a fair price, and you will be praised.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things; but he that seeketh after evil things, shall be oppressed by them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things; but he that seeketh after evil things, shall be oppressed by them.

that withholdeth

Amos 8:4-6 And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place. . . .

blessing

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me, and I comforted the heart of the widow.

Context
Dishonest Scales
25He that hideth up corn, shall be cursed among the people: but a blessing upon the head of them that sell. 26Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things; but he that seeketh after evil things, shall be oppressed by them.27He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the just shall spring up as a green leaf.…
Cross References
Genesis 42:6
And Joseph was governor in the land of Egypt, and corn was sold by his direction to the people. And when his brethren had bowed down to him,

Job 29:13
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me, and I comforted the heart of the widow.

Proverbs 24:24
They that say to the wicked man: Thou art just: shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them.

Additional Translations
The people will curse the hoarder of grain, but blessing will crown the one who sells it.He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be on the head of him that sells it.

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

May he that hoards corn leave it to the nation: but blessing be on the head of him that gives it.

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

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

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

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

Whoso is withholding corn, the people execrate him, And a blessing is for the head of him who is selling.
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