Is that why they kept it secret?We still hear a lot the common complaint that the Church kept the Scripture from the masses while seeing everywhere what is has become in the hands of the masses, where anything and everything can be argued from Scripture, even the most aberrant and demonic things.
Or was it to keep the common man ignorant and a slave? The Catholic church in particular was quite corrupt and used the ignorance of it's flock against it to accumulate wealth. They fleeced their ignorant flock and would still do that to this day in the same way if the bible wasn't given to the masses.
You are basically arguing that the masses need to be kept in the dark and ruled by their betters. The only reason why you could want this is if you believe you would be part of the elites ruling over the masses.