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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 12:10

And there was a famine in the land, and Abram went downe into Egypt, to soiourne there: for the famine was grieuous in the land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because there was little food to be had in that land, he went down into Egypt.
- Basic English Bible

And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was grievous in the land.
- Darby Bible

And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to dwell there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
- Webster's Bible

There was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.
- World English Bible

And there is a famine in the land, and Abram goeth down towards Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine [is] grievous in the land;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 12:10

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:10


12:10 And there was a famine in the land - Not only to punish the iniquity of the Canaanites, but to exercise the faith of Abram. Now he was tried whether he could trust the God that brought him to Canaan, to maintain him there, and rejoice in him as the God of his salvation, when the fig - tree did not blossom. And Abram went down into Egypt - See how wisely God provides, that there should be plenty in one place, when there was scarcity in another; that, as members of the great body, we may not say to one another, I have no need of you.


Discussion for Genesis 12:10

  • Bob on Genesis 12:10
    Sorry Marianna, you are right, he didn't lie, he just conveniently looked at it from a different perspective to achieve an outcome without actually telling a fib. Modern humans have perfected this to an art form....Abraham is one my heros,I would never criticize him, see my comments on chapter 18.
  • James E Aaron on Genesis 12:10
    what was the famine in Genesis Chapt. 12:10


 

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