Acts 7:11

“Now there came a dearth ouer all the land of Egypt, and Chanaan, and great affliction, and our fathers found no sustenance.”

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Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.
- King James Version

"Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction {with it,} and our fathers could find no food.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now there came a famine over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now there was no food to be had in all Egypt and Canaan, and there was great trouble: and our fathers were not able to get food.
- Basic English Bible

But a famine came upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great distress, and our fathers found no food.
- Darby Bible

Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction; and our fathers found no sustenance.
- Webster's Bible

But there came a famine throughout the whole of Egypt and Canaan--and great distress--so that our forefathers could find no food.
- Weymouth Bible

Now a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction. Our fathers found no food.
- World English Bible

And hungur cam in to al Egipt, and Canaan, and greet tribulacioun; and oure fadris founden not mete.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And there came a dearth upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great tribulation, and our fathers were not finding sustenance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 7:11


Ac 7:11 There came a dearth over all the land. For the history of Joseph, begin at Ge 39:1, and read to the close of Genesis. For the account of the famine and the visit to Egypt of the ten brethren, see Ge 42:1-43:34.

Discussion for Acts 7

  • Brent Cairns
    Joe Montgomery. Verse 45 tells us that the Son of God, Jesus was present as Israel walked through the land of Moab, leading Joshua into the promised land. Jesus is the Captain of the Lord of Hosts and was worshipped by Joshua, prior to crossing the Jordan River and going over to the Canaanite cities of Gilgal, Jericho etc.
  • Tee Dee
    Verse 6: ...that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.. HR 1242 115th Congress - 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY COMMISSION ACT Deuteronomy 28:66: And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee... Gennesis 15:13 - 14: ..and they shall afflict them four hundred years.. Time is up people.
  • Dina
    Joe Montgomery, my Spanish King James reads “Josué,” not “Jesus.” Josue translated to English is Joshua. And that makes sense because this verse is referring to Joshua taking Israel into the Promised Land. Hope this helps.
  • Joe Montgomery
    Verse 45: "Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles …." - I do not understand what this is saying. Will someone please explain?
  • Vanessa
    the star of Remphan, Irene is a pagan star, the Jewish state has the star of David. GB
  • ALEX
    MARK ISRAELS DESIRE TO KILL THE PROPHETS WENT BACK EVEN TO MOSES N AARON THEY HAD AARON MAKE A CALF OF GOLD AND WORSHIPPED IT AND THEY TURNED TO WORSHIP MOLOCK AND THE STAR OF THEIR GOD REMPHAN THEY WERE A MOST REBELIOUS PPL BUT MOSES STOOD IN THE GAP FOR ISRAEL AND MOSES WAS A TYPE OF CHRIST A SAVIOR FOR ALL THE WORLD BUT ALL THE SCRIPTURES ABOUT ISRAEL STONING THE PROPHETS ARE TOO NUMERIOUS.GBU

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