Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

why does Teiresias initially refrain from divulging the truth to Oedipus? What causes Teiresias to change his mind and speak the truth?

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He does not think Oedipus will believe him and sometimes, as a prophet, keeps things to himself.  Eventually Oedipus accuses him of being in league with "bribers" and so Teiresias tells him the truth which Oedipus does not believe.