Proverbs 11:26

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

AD 1849
Corn. In times of scarcity. See Amos viii. 7.

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
It is well said by Solomon, “He that hides corn shall be cursed among the people.” To hide corn is to retain with oneself the words of sacred preaching. Among the people any such one is cursed, since, for the fault of mere silence, he is condemned in the punishment of the many whom he could have corrected. .

Shenoute the Archimandrite

AD 466
It is written, “Men speak evil of him who withholds wheat.” One who withholds is without mercy. He does not gather for the sake of mercy. For, unless he gathers, with what can he bestow mercy? Is it not also true that men bless the person who expends and gives, as it is written here and there in the pages of sacred Scripture? On Language.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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