Genesis 42:1
Parallel Verses
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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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?

Genesis 42:1 Parallel
Commentary
Keil 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.

Genesis 42:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when Jacob.

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...

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

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.)
2

Exodus 5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said...

Exodus 20:18 And all the people saw the thunder, and the lightning, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking...

1 Kings 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb...

Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me...

Why do ye.

Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said to Joshua, Get you up; why lie you thus on your face?

2 Kings 8:3,4 And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines...

Ezra 10:4 Arise; for this matter belongs to you: we also will be with you: be of good courage, and do it.

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defended cities, and let us be silent there...

Cross References
Acts 7:12
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers on their first visit.

Genesis 42:2
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."

Jump to Previous
Corn Egypt Grain Hearing Jacob Learned
Jump to Next
Corn Egypt Grain Hearing Jacob Learned
Links
Genesis 42:1 NIV
Genesis 42:1 NLT
Genesis 42:1 ESV
Genesis 42:1 NASB
Genesis 42:1 KJV

Genesis 42:1 Bible Apps
Genesis 42:1 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 42:1 Chinese Bible
Genesis 42:1 French Bible
Genesis 42:1 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Genesis 41:57
Top of Page
Top of Page