New Living Translation
"I am God, the God of your father," the voice said. "Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make your family into a great nation.
King James Bible
And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, I am �God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down to Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation.
World English Bible
He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Don't be afraid to go down into Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation.
Young's Literal Translation
And He saith, 'I am God, God of thy father, be not afraid of going down to Egypt, for for a great nation I set thee there;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
46:3 I am God, the God of thy father - That is, I am what thou ownest me to be: thou shalt find me a God of divine wisdom and power engaged for thee: and thou shalt find me the God of thy father, true to the covenant made with him. Fear not to go down into Egypt - It seems though Jacob, upon the first intelligence of Joseph's life and glory in Egypt, resolved without any hesitation I will go and see him, yet upon second thoughts he saw difficulties in it. He was old, 130 years old; it was a long journey, and he was unfit to travel. He feared lest his sons should be tainted with the idolatry of Egypt, and forget the God of their fathers. Probably he thought of what God had said to Abraham concerning the bondage and affliction of his seed. He could not think of laying his bones in Egypt. But whatever his discouragements were, this was enough to answer them all, Fear not to go down into Egypt.
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am El-Shaddai--'God Almighty.' Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.
At the top of the stairway stood the LORD, and he said, "I am the LORD, the God of your grandfather Abraham, and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I am giving it to you and your descendants.
the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm--may he bless these boys. May they preserve my name and the names of Abraham and Isaac. And may their descendants multiply greatly throughout the earth."
But his father refused. "I know, my son; I know," he replied. "Manasseh will also become a great people, but his younger brother will become even greater. And his descendants will become a multitude of nations."
But their descendants, the Israelites, had many children and grandchildren. In fact, they multiplied so greatly that they became extremely powerful and filled the land.
He said to his people, "Look, the people of Israel now outnumber us and are stronger than we are.
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