Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine in the land was severe.

International Standard Version

There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because the famine was so severe.

A Conservative Version

And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down into Egypt to live temporarily, for the famine in the land was oppressive (intense and grievous).

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And there shall be a famine in the land; and Abram will go down to Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was strong in the land.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down to Egypt to dwell as an alien there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Modern King James verseion

And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down into Egypt to stay there, for the famine was grievous in the land.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

After this there came a dearth in the land. And Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there, for the dearth was sore in the land.

NET Bible

There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to stay for a while because the famine was severe.

New Heart English 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.

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass that there was a famine, in the land, - so Abram went down towards Egypt, to sojourn there, because grievous, was the famine in the land.

Webster

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.

World English 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רעב 
Ra`ab 
Usage: 101

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and Abram
H87
אברם 
'Abram 
Usage: 61

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

מצרים 
Mitsrayim 
Usage: 681

to sojourn
גּוּר 
Guwr 
Usage: 98

רעב 
Ra`ab 
Usage: 101

כּבד 
Kabed 
Usage: 40

References

Context Readings

Abram In Egypt

9 Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the Negev. 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. 11 It came about when he came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman;



Cross References

Genesis 43:1

Now the famine was severe in the land.

Genesis 26:1-3

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Genesis 42:5

So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.

Genesis 46:3-4

He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.

Genesis 47:13

Now there was no food in all the land, because the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.

Ruth 1:1

Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

2 Samuel 21:1

Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the LORD. And the LORD said, "It is for Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death."

1 Kings 17:1-18

Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."

2 Kings 4:38

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land As the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."

2 Kings 6:25

There was a great famine in Samaria; and behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a kab of dove's dung for five shekels of silver.

2 Kings 7:1-8

Then Elisha said, "Listen to the word of the LORD; thus says the LORD, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'"

2 Kings 8:1-2

Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the LORD has called for a famine, and it will even come on the land for seven years."

Psalm 34:19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 105:13

And they wandered about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people.

Psalm 107:34

A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Jeremiah 14:1

That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah in regard to the drought:

John 16:33

"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

Acts 7:11

"Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it, and our fathers could find no food.

Acts 14:22

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God."

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