English Standard Version
When Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you look at one another?”
King James Bible
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
American Standard Version
Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
And Jacob hearing that food was sold in Egypt, said to his sons: Why are ye careless?
English Revised Version
Now Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
Webster's Bible Translation
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The second son he named Ephraim, i.e., double-fruitfulness; "for God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction." Even after his elevation Egypt still continued the land of affliction, so that in this word we may see one trace of a longing for the promised land.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
saw. i.e, heard, from the report of others, that there was plenty in Egypt. The operations of one sense are frequently put for those of another in Hebrew; (see the Parallel Passages.)
Why do ye.
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers on their first visit.
And he said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go down and buy grain for us there, that we may live and not die."
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