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  • At that time there was a severe famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to wait it out. - Genesis 12:10

  • Now a severe famine struck the land, as had happened before in Abraham's time. So Isaac moved to Gerar, where Abimelech, king of the Philistines, lived. - Genesis 26:1

  • The seven thin, ugly cows and the seven withered heads of grain represent seven years of famine. - Genesis 41:27

  • But afterward there will be seven years of famine so great that all the prosperity will be forgotten and wiped out. Famine will destroy the land. - Genesis 41:30

  • This famine will be so terrible that even the memory of the good years will be erased. - Genesis 41:31

  • That way there will be enough to eat when the seven years of famine come. Otherwise disaster will surely strike the land, and all the people will die." - Genesis 41:36

  • During this time, before the arrival of the first of the famine years, two sons were born to Joseph and his wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis. - Genesis 41:50

  • Then the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had predicted. There were crop failures in all the surrounding countries, too, but in Egypt there was plenty of grain in the storehouses. - Genesis 41:54

  • So with severe famine everywhere in the land, Joseph opened up the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians. - Genesis 41:56

  • And people from surrounding lands also came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe throughout the world. - Genesis 41:57

  • So Jacob's* sons arrived in Egypt along with others to buy food, for the famine had reached Canaan as well.1 - Genesis 42:5

  • "Yes, you are!" he insisted. "You have come to discover how vulnerable the famine has made us." - Genesis 42:12

  • But there was no relief from the terrible famine throughout the land. - Genesis 43:1

  • These two years of famine will grow to seven, during which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. - Genesis 45:6

  • I will take care of you there, for there are still five years of famine ahead of us. Otherwise you and your household will come to utter poverty.' " - Genesis 45:11
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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