New International Version
Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.
King James Bible
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
Darby Bible Translation
And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was grievous in the land.
World English Bible
There was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.
Young's Literal Translation
And there is a famine in the land, and Abram goeth down towards Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine is grievous in the land;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There was a famine in the land - Of Canaan. This is the first famine on record, and it prevailed in the most fertile land then under the sun; and why? God made it desolate for the wickedness of those who dwelt in it.
Went down into Egypt - He felt himself a stranger and a pilgrim, and by his unsettled state was kept in mind of the city that hath foundations that are permanent and stable, whose builder is the living God. See Hebrews 11:8, Hebrews 11:9.
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And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.' GENESIS xii. 3. These are the two first acts of Abram in the land of Canaan. 1. All life should blend earthly and heavenly. They are not to be separated. Religion should run through everything and take the whole of life for its field. Where we cannot carry it is no place for …
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Now there was a famine in the land--besides the previous famine in Abraham's time--and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar.
And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.
So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for there was famine in the land of Canaan also.
Now the famine was still severe in the land.
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.
2 Samuel 21:1
During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the LORD. The LORD said, "It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death."
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