Genesis 42:1
Good News Translation
When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why don't you do something?

Contemporary English Version
When Jacob found out there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why are you just sitting here, staring at one another?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob hearing that food was sold in Egypt, said to his sons: Why are ye careless?

New American Bible
When Jacob learned that grain rations were for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons: “Why do you keep looking at one another?”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Jacob hearing that food was sold in Egypt, said to his sons: Why are ye careless?

when Jacob.

Genesis 41:54,57 The seven years of scarcity, which Joseph had foretold, began to come: and the famine prevailed in the whole world, but there was bread in all the land of Egypt. . . .

Acts 7:12 But when Jacob had heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent our fathers first.

saw.

Exodus 5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in evil case, because it was said to them: There shall not a whit be diminished of the bricks for every day.

Exodus 20:18 And all the people saw the voices and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mount smoking; and being terrified and struck with fear, they stood afar off,

1 Kings 19:3 Then EIias was afraid, and rising up, he went whithersoever he had a mind: and he came to Bersabee of Juda, and left his servant there,

Hosea 5:13 And Ephraim saw his sickness, and Juda his band: and Ephraim went to the Assyrian, and sent to the avenging king: and he shall not be able to heal you, neither shall he be able to take off the band from you.

Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they had seen that to me was committed the gospel of the uncircumcision, as to Peter was that of the circumcision.

Why do ye.

Joshua 7:10 And the Lord said to Joshua: Arise, why liest thou flat on the ground?

2 Kings 8:3,4 And when the seven years were ended, the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines, and she went forth to speak to the king for her house and for her lands. . . .

Ezra 10:4 Arise, it is thy part to give orders, and we will be with thee: take courage, and do it.

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fenced city, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and hath given us water of gall to drink: for we have sinned against the Lord.

Context
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
1And Jacob hearing that food was sold in Egypt, said to his sons: Why are ye careless?2I have heard that wheat is sold in Egypt: Go ye down, and buy us necessaries, that we may live, and not be consumed with want.…
Cross References
Acts 7:12
But when Jacob had heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent our fathers first.

Genesis 42:2
I have heard that wheat is sold in Egypt: Go ye down, and buy us necessaries, that we may live, and not be consumed with want.

Additional Translations
When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why are you staring at one another?”Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look one on another?

Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

And Jacob having seen that there was a sale of corn in Egypt, said to his sons, Why are ye indolent?

And Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

Now Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?"

And Jacob seeth that there is corn in Egypt, and Jacob saith to his sons, 'Why do you look at each other?'
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