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Genesis 46:3

    Genesis 46:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, I am God, the God of your father: go down to Egypt without fear, for I will make a great nation of you there:

    Webster's Revision

    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:

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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:

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 46:3

    Fear not to go down into Egypt - It appears that there had been some doubts in the patriarch's mind relative to the propriety of this journey; he found, from the confession of his own sons, how little they were to be trusted. But every doubt is dispelled by this Divine manifestation. 1. He may go down confidently, no evil shall befall him. 2. Even in Egypt the covenant shall be fulfilled, God will make of him there a great nation. 3. God himself will accompany him on his journey, be with him in the strange land, and even bring back his bones to rest with those of his fathers. 4. He shall see Joseph, and this same beloved son shall be with him in his last hours, and do the last kind office for him. Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. It is not likely that Jacob would have at all attempted to go down to Egypt, had he not received these assurances from God; and it is very likely that he offered his sacrifice merely to obtain this information. It was now a time of famine in Egypt, and God had forbidden his father Isaac to go down to Egypt when there was a famine there, Genesis 26:1-3; besides, he may have had some general intimation of the prophecy delivered to his grandfather Abraham, that his seed should be afflicted in Egypt, Genesis 15:13, Genesis 15:14; and he also knew that Canaan, not Egypt, was to be the inheritance of his family, Genesis 12, etc. On all these accounts it was necessary to have the most explicit directions from God, before he should take such a journey.