Genesis 42:5
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New American Standard Bible
So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.

King James Bible
And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

Darby Bible Translation
So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those that came; for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

World English Bible
The sons of Israel came to buy among those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel come to buy in the midst of those coming, for the famine hath been in the land of Canaan,

Genesis 42:5 Parallel
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Genesis 42:5 Parallel Commentaries

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The Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8.
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
(Galilee on the Same Day as the Last Section.) ^A Matt. XII. 38-45; ^C Luke XI. 24-36. ^c 29 And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, ^a 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. [Having been severely rebuked by Jesus, it is likely that the scribes and Pharisees asked for a sign that they might appear to the multitude more fair-minded and open to conviction than Jesus had represented them to be. Jesus had just wrought
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Acts 7:11
"Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it, and our fathers could find no food.

Genesis 12:10
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.

Genesis 26:1
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 41:57
The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth.

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."

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