Acts 7:12
New International Version
When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our forefathers on their first visit.

New Living Translation
Jacob heard that there was still grain in Egypt, so he sent his sons—our ancestors—to buy some.

English Standard Version
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers on their first visit.

Berean Study Bible
When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit.

Berean Literal Bible
Now Jacob, having heard there is grain in Egypt, sent forth our fathers first.

King James Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

New King James Version
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

New American Standard Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.

NASB 1995
“But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.

NASB 1977
“But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.

Amplified Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.

Christian Standard Bible
When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there the first time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors the first time.

American Standard Version
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When Jacob heard that there was produce in Egypt, he sent our fathers first.

Contemporary English Version
But when Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there for the first time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when Jacob had heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent our fathers first:

English Revised Version
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.

Good News Translation
and when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent his sons, our ancestors, on their first visit there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jacob heard that Egypt had food, he sent our ancestors there. That was their first trip.

International Standard Version
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors on their first trip.

Literal Standard Version
and Jacob having heard that there was grain in Egypt, sent forth our fathers a first time;

NET Bible
So when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there the first time.

New Heart English Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers the first time.

Weymouth New Testament
When, however, Jacob heard that there was wheat to be had, he sent our forefathers into Egypt; that was the first time.

World English Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers the first time.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob having heard that there was corn in Egypt, sent forth our fathers a first time;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
11Then famine and great suffering swept across Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers could not find food. 12When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit. 13On their second visit, Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers, and his family became known to Pharaoh.…

Cross References
Genesis 42:1
When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why are you staring at one another?"

Genesis 42:2
"Look," he added, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die."


Treasury of Scripture

But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

Genesis 42:1
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

Genesis 43:2
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.









Verse 12. - Sent forth for sent out, A.V.; the first time for first, A.V.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Jacob
Ἰακὼβ (Iakōb)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2384: Of Hebrew origin; Jacob, the progenitor of the Israelites.

heard that
ἀκούσας (akousas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

[there] was
ὄντα (onta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

grain
σιτία (sitia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4621: Wheat, grain. Also plural irregular neuter sita of uncertain derivation; grain, especially wheat.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Egypt,
Αἴγυπτον (Aigypton)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 125: Egypt. Of uncertain derivation.

he sent
ἐξαπέστειλεν (exapesteilen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1821: From ek and apostello; to send away forth, i.e. to despatch, or to dismiss.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

fathers
πατέρας (pateras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

[on their] first [visit].
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.


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