Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

People will curse anyone who hoards grain, but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.

International Standard Version

People will curse whoever withholds grain, but blessing will come to whoever is selling.

A Conservative Version

The people shall curse him who withholds grain, but a blessing shall be upon the head of him who sells it.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

The people curse him who holds back grain [when the public needs it], but a blessing [from God and man] is upon the head of him who sells it.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that withholds the grain, the people shall curse him, but blessing shall be upon the head of him that sells it.

Julia Smith Translation

He withholding grain, the people shall curse him: and blessing upon the head of him selling.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who withholds grain, the people curse him, but a blessing [is] for the head of him who sells.

Modern King James verseion

He who withholds grain, the people shall curse him; but blessing is on the head of him who sells.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso hordeth up his corn, shall be cursed among the people; but blessing shall light upon his head that selleth it.

NET Bible

People will curse the one who withholds grain, but they will praise the one who sells it.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

He that keepeth back corn, the populace will curse him, but there is, a blessing, for the head of him that selleth.

Webster

He that withholdeth corn, 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מנע 
mana` 
Usage: 29

בּר בּר 
Bar 
Usage: 14

the people
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

נקב 
Naqab 
Usage: 22

בּרכה 
B@rakah 
Usage: 69

shall be upon the head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

שׁבר 
Shabar 
buy , sell
Usage: 21

References

Easton

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

25 The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered. 26 He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it. 27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.



Cross References

Job 29:13

"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

Genesis 42:6

Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land And Joseph's brothers came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.

Proverbs 24:24

He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;

Amos 8:4-6

Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,



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