Acts 7:11
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New International Version
"Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our ancestors could not find food.

King James Bible
Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

Darby Bible Translation
But a famine came upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great distress, and our fathers found no food.

World English Bible
Now a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction. Our fathers found no food.

Young's Literal Translation
'And there came a dearth upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great tribulation, and our fathers were not finding sustenance,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh - God gave him much wisdom, in consequence of which he had favor with the king of Egypt. See the whole of this remarkable history explained at large, Genesis 41:1-45:28 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 41:54-57 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands...

Genesis 43:1 And the famine was sore in the land.

Genesis 45:5,6,11 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for God did send me before you to preserve life...

Genesis 47:13-15 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore...

Psalm 105:16 Moreover he called for a famine on the land: he broke the whole staff of bread.

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Stephen's vision
'Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God'--ACTS vii. 56. I. The vision of the Son of Man, or the abiding manhood of Jesus. Stephen's Greek name, and his belonging to the Hellenistic part of the Church, make it probable that he had never seen Jesus during His earthly life. If so, how beautiful that he should thus see and recognise Him! How significant, in any case, is it he should instinctively have taken on his lips that name, 'the Son of Man,' to designate
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Prayer of Stephen.
(Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 1832.) TEXT: ACTS vii. 60. "And Stephen kneeled down and cried with, a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." FREE and unrestricted as we are in our church as to our choice of subjects for meditation from the treasuries of the divine Word, many of you may still perhaps wonder why I have selected this passage. For you are aware that I have often lately taken occasion to express the opinion that the state of things
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Whether Christ's Birth Should have Been Manifested by Means of the Angels and the Star?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ's birth should not have been manifested by means of the angels. For angels are spiritual substances, according to Ps. 103:4: "Who maketh His [Vulg.: 'makest Thy'] angels, spirits." But Christ's birth was in the flesh, and not in His spiritual substance. Therefore it should not have been manifested by means of angels. Objection 2: Further, the righteous are more akin to the angels than to any other, according to Ps. 33:8: "The angel of the Lord shall encamp round
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether it is Fitting that Christ Should Sit at the Right Hand of God the Father?
Objection 1: It would seem unfitting that Christ should sit at the right hand of God the Father. For right and left are differences of bodily position. But nothing corporeal can be applied to God, since "God is a spirit," as we read in Jn. 4:24. Therefore it seems that Christ does not sit at the right hand of the Father. Objection 2: Further, if anyone sits at another's right hand, then the latter is seated on his left. Consequently, if Christ sits at the right hand of the Father, it follows that
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Genesis 41:54
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.

Genesis 42:5
So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for there was famine in the land of Canaan also.

Genesis 47:4
They also said to him, "We have come to live here for a while, because the famine is severe in Canaan and your servants' flocks have no pasture. So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen."

Genesis 47:13
There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.

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