Genesis 12:10

Abram in Egypt

10 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.

Genesis 12:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 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.
ESV
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.
NLT
10 At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner.
MSG
10 Then a famine came to the land. Abram went down to Egypt to live; it was a hard famine.
CSB
10 There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine in the land was severe.

Genesis 12:10 In-Context

8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 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.
11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are.
12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 41:27,57; Genesis 42:5; Genesis 43:1; Genesis 47:4,13; Ruth 1:1; 2 Samuel 21:1; 2 Kings 8:1; Psalms 105:19
  • 2. Ge 41:30,54,56; Genesis 47:20; Psalms 105:16
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