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.

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.

New King James Version
Now a famine and great trouble came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers found no 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.

NASB 1995
"Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it, and our fathers could find no food.

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

Amplified Bible
“Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great distress and our fathers could not find food [for their households and livestock].

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

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

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.

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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there came a famine upon all Egypt and Chanaan, and great tribulation; 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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And there came a scarcity on all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great tribulation, and our fathers were not finding sustenance,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 flocks 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
There was no food, however, in all 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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

across
ὅλην (holēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 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 125: Egypt. Of uncertain derivation.

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

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

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

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

fathers
πατέρες (pateres)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 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 5527: Food, sustenance, provision. From chortazo; forage, i.e. Food.


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