Acts 7 :12

Acts 7 :12 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

King James Version (KJV)

But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

American Standard Version (ASV)

But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

But Jacob, hearing that there was grain in Egypt, sent out our fathers the first time.

Webster's Revision

But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he 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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.

Definitions for Acts 7 :12

Clarke's Commentary on Acts 7 :12

Barnes' Commentary on Acts 7 :12

Was corn in Egypt - The word "corn" here rather denotes "wheat." See the notes on Matthew 12:1.

Our fathers - His ten sons; all his sons except Joseph and Benjamin, Genesis 42:Stephen here "refers" only to the history, without entering into details. By this general reference he sufficiently showed that he believed what Moses had spoken, and did not intend to show him disrespect.

Wesley's Commentary on Acts 7 :12

7:12 Sent our fathers first - Without Benjamin.
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