Genesis 42:5
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English Standard Version
Thus the sons of Israel came to buy among the others who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

King James Bible
And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they entered into the land of Egypt with others that went to buy. For the famine was in the land of Chanaan.

English Revised Version
And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the years of scarcity commenced, at the close of the years of plenty, the famine spread over all (the neighbouring) lands; only in Egypt was there bread. As the famine increased in the land, and the people cried to Pharaoh for bread, he directed them to Joseph, who "opened all in which was" (bread), i.e., all the granaries, and sold corn (שׁבר, denom. from שׁבר, signifies to trade in corn, to buy and sell corn) to the Egyptians, and (as the writer adds, with a view to what follows) to all the world (כּל־הארץ, Genesis 41:57), that came thither to buy corn, because the famine was great on every hand. - Years of famine have frequently fallen, like this one, upon Egypt, and the neighbouring countries to the north. The cause of this is to be seen in the fact, that the overflowing of the Nile, to which Egypt is indebted for its fertility, is produced by torrents of rain falling in the alpine regions of Abyssinia, which proceed from clouds formed in the Mediterranean and carried thither by the wind; consequently it has a common origin with the rains of Palestine (see the proofs in Hengst. pp. 37ff.).

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Genesis 12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

Genesis 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham...

Genesis 41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Acts 7:11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

Acts 11:28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world...

Cross References
Acts 7:11
Now there came a famine throughout all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers could find no food.

Genesis 12:10
Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Genesis 26:1
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Genesis 41:57
Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.

2 Samuel 21:1
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, "There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death."

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