Acts 7:12
New International Version
When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our forefathers on their first visit.

New Living Translation
Jacob heard that there was still grain in Egypt, so he sent his sons--our ancestors--to buy some.

English Standard Version
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers on their first visit.

Berean Study Bible
When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit.

Berean Literal Bible
Now Jacob, having heard there is grain in Egypt, sent forth our fathers first.

New American Standard Bible
"But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.

King James Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

Christian Standard Bible
When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there the first time.

Contemporary English Version
But when Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there for the first time.

Good News Translation
and when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent his sons, our ancestors, on their first visit there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors the first time.

International Standard Version
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors on their first trip.

NET Bible
So when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there the first time.

New Heart English Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers the first time.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When Jacob heard that there was produce in Egypt, he sent our fathers first.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jacob heard that Egypt had food, he sent our ancestors there. That was their first trip.

New American Standard 1977
“But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when Jacob heard that there was wheat in Egypt, he sent our fathers the first time.

King James 2000 Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

American King James Version
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

American Standard Version
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when Jacob had heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent our fathers first:

Darby Bible Translation
But Jacob, having heard of there being corn in Egypt, sent out our fathers first;

English Revised Version
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

Weymouth New Testament
When, however, Jacob heard that there was wheat to be had, he sent our forefathers into Egypt; that was the first time.

World English Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers the first time.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob having heard that there was corn in Egypt, sent forth our fathers a first time;
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
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. 13On their second visit, Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers, and his family became known to Pharaoh.…
Cross References
Genesis 42:1
When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why are you staring at one another?"

Genesis 42:2
"Look," he added, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die."

Treasury of Scripture

But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

Genesis 42:1
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

Genesis 43:2
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.







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

Jacob
Ἰακὼβ (Iakōb)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2384: Of Hebrew origin; Jacob, the progenitor of the Israelites.

heard that
ἀκούσας (akousas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

[there] was
ὄντα (onta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

grain
σιτία (sitia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4621: Wheat, grain. Also plural irregular neuter sita of uncertain derivation; grain, especially wheat.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

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

he sent
ἐξαπέστειλεν (exapesteilen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1821: From ek and apostello; to send away forth, i.e. to despatch, or to dismiss.

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
πατέρας (pateras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

[on their] first [visit].
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's Greek 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.
Verse 12. - Sent forth for sent out, A.V.; the first time for first, 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.
Jump to Previous
Corn Egypt Fathers First Forefathers Forth Grain Heard Hearing However Jacob Time Visit Wheat
Jump to Next
Corn Egypt Fathers First Forefathers Forth Grain Heard Hearing However Jacob Time Visit Wheat
Links
Acts 7:12 NIV
Acts 7:12 NLT
Acts 7:12 ESV
Acts 7:12 NASB
Acts 7:12 KJV

Acts 7:12 Bible Apps
Acts 7:12 Biblia Paralela
Acts 7:12 Chinese Bible
Acts 7:12 French Bible
Acts 7:12 German Bible

Alphabetical: But Egypt fathers first grain he heard in Jacob on our sent that the their there time visit was When

NT Apostles: Acts 7:12 But when Jacob heard that there was (Acts of the Apostles Ac) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Acts 7:11
Top of Page
Top of Page