New Living Translation
But the famine continued to ravage the land of Canaan.
King James Bible
And the famine was sore in the land.
Darby Bible Translation
And the famine was grievous in the land.
World English Bible
The famine was severe in the land.
Young's Literal Translation
And the famine is severe in the land;
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CommentaryGenesis 43:1 Parallel Commentaries
At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner.
A severe famine now struck the land, as had happened before in Abraham's time. So Isaac moved to Gerar, where Abimelech, king of the Philistines, lived.
So with severe famine everywhere, Joseph opened up the storehouses and distributed grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout the land of Egypt.
And people from all around came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe throughout the world.
When the grain they had brought from Egypt was almost gone, Jacob said to his sons, "Go back and buy us a little more food."
We have come to live here in Egypt for a while, for there is no pasture for our flocks in Canaan. The famine is very severe there. So please, we request permission to live in the region of Goshen."
"You must then say in the presence of the LORD your God, 'My ancestor Jacob was a wandering Aramean who went to live as a foreigner in Egypt. His family arrived few in number, but in Egypt they became a large and mighty nation.
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