Read Genesis 12:10 Using Other Translations
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.
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.
At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner.