Acts 11:28
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English Standard Version
And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius).

King James Bible
And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

American Standard Version
And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And one of them named Agabus, rising up, signified by the Spirit, that there should be a great famine over the whole world, which came to pass under Claudius.

English Revised Version
And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Cesar.

Weymouth New Testament
one of whom, named Agabus, being instructed by the Spirit, publicly predicted the speedy coming of a great famine throughout the world. (It came in the reign of Claudius.)

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Vincent's Word Studies

The world

See on Luke 2:1.

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Agabus.

Acts 21:10 And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

great. This was probably the famine which took place in the fourth year of Claudius, which continued for several years, and in which, says Josephus, 'many died for want of food.'

Genesis 41:30,31,38 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt...

1 Kings 17:1-16 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand...

2 Kings 8:1,2 Then spoke Elisha to the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go you and your household...

Claudius. Claudius Caesar succeeded C. Caligula, A.D.

41; and after a reign of upwards of

13 years, he was poisoned by his wife Agrippina, and succeeded by Nero.

Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

Luke 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee...

Cross References
Matthew 24:7
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Acts 18:2
And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them,

Acts 21:10
While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

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