Genesis 12:10
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New International Version
Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.

New Living Translation
At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner.

English Standard Version
Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

New American Standard Bible
Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

King James Bible
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine in the land was severe.

International Standard Version
There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because the famine was so severe.

NET Bible
There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to stay for a while because the famine was severe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There was a famine in the land. Abram went to Egypt to stay awhile because the famine was severe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land.

New American Standard 1977
Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was grievous in the land.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was severe in the land.

American King James Version
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

American Standard Version
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there came a famine in the country; and Abram went down into Egypt, to sojourn there: for the famine was very grievous in the land.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was grievous in the land.

English Revised Version
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to dwell there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

World English Bible
There was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a famine in the land, and Abram goeth down towards Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine is grievous in the land;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:10-20 There is no state on earth free from trials, nor any character free from blemishes. There was famine in Canaan, the glory of all lands, and unbelief, with the evils it ever brings, in Abram the father of the faithful. Perfect happiness and perfect purity dwell only in heaven. Abram, when he must for a time quit Canaan, goes to Egypt, that he might not seem to look back, and meaning to tarry there no longer than needful. There Abram dissembled his relation to Sarai, equivocated, and taught his wife and his attendants to do so too. He concealed a truth, so as in effect to deny it, and exposed thereby both his wife and the Egyptians to sin. The grace Abram was most noted for, was faith; yet he thus fell through unbelief and distrust of the Divine providence, even after God had appeared to him twice. Alas, what will become of weak faith, when strong faith is thus shaken! If God did not deliver us, many a time, out of straits and distresses which we bring ourselves into, by our own sin and folly, we should be ruined. He deals not with us according to our deserts. Those are happy chastisements that hinder us in a sinful way, and bring us to our duty, particularly to the duty of restoring what we have wrongfully taken or kept. Pharaoh's reproof of Abram was very just: What is this that thou hast done? How unbecoming a wise and good man! If those who profess religion, do that which is unfair and deceptive, especially if they say that which borders upon a lie, they must expect to hear of it; and they have reason to thank those who will tell them of it. The sending away was kind. Pharaoh was so far from any design to kill Abram, as he feared, that he took particular care of him. We often perplex ourselves with fears which are altogether groundless. Many a time we fear where no fear is. Pharaoh charged his men not to hurt Abram in any thing. It is not enough for those in authority, that they do not hurt themselves; they must keep their servants and those about them from doing hurt.
Study Bible
Abram and Sarai in Egypt
9Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the Negev. 10Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. 11It came about when he came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman;…
Cross References
Genesis 26:1
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Genesis 41:57
The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth.

Genesis 42:5
So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.

Genesis 43:1
Now the famine was severe in the land.

Ruth 1:1
Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

2 Samuel 21:1
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the LORD. And the LORD said, "It is for Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death."
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And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

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Genesis 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that …

Genesis 42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for …

Genesis 43:1 And the famine was sore in the land.

Genesis 47:13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore…

Ruth 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there …

2 Samuel 21:1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after …

1 Kings 17:1-18:46 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said …

2 Kings 4:38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; …

2 Kings 6:25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged …

2 Kings 7:1-8:1 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus said the LORD…

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers …

Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Jeremiah 14:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. …

Acts 7:11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and …

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

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Genesis 26:2,3 And the LORD appeared to him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell …

Genesis 43:1 And the famine was sore in the land.

Genesis 46:3,4 And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down …

2 Kings 8:1,2 Then spoke Elisha to the woman, whose son he had restored to life, …

Psalm 105:13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

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