Acts 7:11
New International Version
"Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our ancestors could not find food.

New Living Translation
"But a famine came upon Egypt and Canaan. There was great misery, and our ancestors ran out of food.

English Standard Version
Now there came a famine throughout all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers could find no food.

Berean Study Bible
Then famine and great suffering swept across Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers could not find food.

Berean Literal Bible
And there came a famine upon all of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers were not finding sustenance.

New American Standard Bible
"Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it, and our fathers could find no food.

King James Bible
Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

Christian Standard Bible
Now a famine and great suffering came over all of Egypt and Canaan, and our ancestors could find no food.

Contemporary English Version
Everywhere in Egypt and Canaan the grain crops failed. There was terrible suffering, and our ancestors could not find enough to eat.

Good News Translation
Then there was a famine all over Egypt and Canaan, which caused much suffering. Our ancestors could not find any food,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then a famine and great suffering came over all of Egypt and Canaan, and our ancestors could find no food.

International Standard Version
"But a famine spread throughout Egypt and Canaan, and with it great suffering, and our ancestors couldn't find any food.

NET Bible
Then a famine occurred throughout Egypt and Canaan, causing great suffering, and our ancestors could not find food.

New Heart English Bible
Now a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers found no food.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was a famine and great distress in all of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, and there was nothing to satisfy our fathers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then a famine throughout Egypt and Canaan brought a lot of suffering. Our ancestors couldn't find any food.

New American Standard 1977
“Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it; and our fathers could find no food.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now there came a famine over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great tribulation, and our fathers found no sustenance.

King James 2000 Bible
Now there came a famine over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

American King James Version
Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

American Standard Version
Now there came a famine over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there came a famine upon all Egypt and Chanaan, and great tribulation; and our fathers found no food.

Darby Bible Translation
But a famine came upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great distress, and our fathers found no food.

English Revised Version
Now there came a famine over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction; and our fathers found no sustenance.

Weymouth New Testament
But there came a famine throughout the whole of Egypt and Canaan--and great distress--so that our forefathers could find no food.

World English Bible
Now a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction. Our fathers found no food.

Young's Literal Translation
'And there came a dearth upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great tribulation, and our fathers were not finding sustenance,
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
10and rescued him from all his troubles. He granted Joseph favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household. 11Then famine and great suffering swept across Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers could not find food. 12When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:54
the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. And although there was famine in every country, there was food throughout the land of Egypt.

Genesis 42:5
So the sons of Israel were among those who came to buy grain, since the famine had also spread to the land of Canaan.

Genesis 47:4
Then they said to Pharaoh, "We have come to live in the land for a time, because there is no pasture for the flock of your servants, since the famine in the land of Canaan has been severe. So now, please allow your servants to settle in the land of Goshen."

Genesis 47:13
Yet there was no food throughout that region, because the famine was so severe; the lands of Egypt and Canaan had been exhausted by the famine.

Treasury of Scripture

Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

Genesis 41:54-57
And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread…

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

Genesis 45:5,6,11
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life…







Lexicon
Then
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

famine
λιμὸς (limos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3042: A famine, hunger. Probably from leipo; a scarcity of food.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

great
μεγάλη (megalē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

suffering
θλῖψις (thlipsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2347: Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo; pressure.

swept
Ἦλθεν (Ēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

across
ὅλην (holēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

Egypt
Αἴγυπτον (Aigypton)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 125: Egypt. Of uncertain derivation.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Canaan,
Χανάαν (Chanaan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5477: Of Hebrew origin; Chanaan, the early name of Palestine.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

fathers
πατέρες (pateres)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

could not find
ηὕρισκον (hēuriskon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

food.
χορτάσματα (chortasmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5527: Food, sustenance, provision. From chortazo; forage, i.e. Food.
(11-14) Now there came a dearth . . .--So far as we can trace the sequence of thought, there seems the suggested inference that as those who, in the history of Joseph, had persecuted him, came afterwards to be dependent on his bounty, so it might prove to be, in the last parallel which the history of Israel presented. In the coming famine, not of bread, but of sustenance for their spiritual life, they would have to turn to Him of whom they had been, in purpose and in act, the betrayers and murderers.

Verse 11. - Famine for dearth, A.V.; Egypt for the land of Egypt, A.V. and T.R.; Canaan for Chanaan, A.V. 7:1-16 Stephen was charged as a blasphemer of God, and an apostate from the church; therefore he shows that he is a son of Abraham, and values himself on it. The slow steps by which the promise made to Abraham advanced toward performance, plainly show that it had a spiritual meaning, and that the land intended was the heavenly. God owned Joseph in his troubles, and was with him by the power of his Spirit, both on his own mind by giving him comfort, and on those he was concerned with, by giving him favour in their eyes. Stephen reminds the Jews of their mean beginning as a check to priding themselves in the glories of that nation. Likewise of the wickedness of the patriarchs of their tribes, in envying their brother Joseph; and the same spirit was still working in them toward Christ and his ministers. The faith of the patriarchs, in desiring to be buried in the land of Canaan, plainly showed they had regard to the heavenly country. It is well to recur to the first rise of usages, or sentiments, which have been perverted. Would we know the nature and effects of justifying faith, we should study the character of the father of the faithful. His calling shows the power and freeness of Divine grace, and the nature of conversion. Here also we see that outward forms and distinctions are as nothing, compared with separation from the world, and devotedness to God.
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