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

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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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 42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look one on another?

*etc:

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 to them, Go again...

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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 42:1
When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why do you just keep looking at each other?"

Genesis 42:2
He continued, "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."

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