New American Standard Bible
"But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.
King James Bible
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jacob, having heard of there being corn in Egypt, sent out our fathers first;
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Was corn in Egypt - The word "corn" here rather denotes "wheat." See the notes on Matthew 12:1.
Our fathers - His ten sons; all his sons except Joseph and Benjamin, Genesis 42:Stephen here "refers" only to the history, without entering into details. By this general reference he sufficiently showed that he believed what Moses had spoken, and did not intend to show him disrespect.
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Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why are you staring at one another?"
He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy some for us from that place, so that we may live and not die."
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