Parallel Verses

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.

New American Standard Bible

He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

God said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.

International Standard Version

"I'm God, your father's God. Don't be afraid to move down to Egypt, because I'm going to turn you into a mighty nation there.

A Conservative Version

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 Standard Version

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:

Amplified

And He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you (your descendants) a great nation there.

Bible in Basic English

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:

Darby 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.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, I am God, the God of thy father: thou shalt not fear going down to Egypt; for I will there make thee into a great nation.

King James 2000

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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he said, "I [am] the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.

Modern King James verseion

And He said, I am God, the God of your fathers. Do not fear to go down into Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "I am that mighty God of thy father, fear not to go down into Egypt. For I will make of thee there a great people.

NET Bible

He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.

New Heart English Bible

He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down into Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said - Behold me! And he said: I, am GOD himself, the God of thy father, - Be not afraid of going down to Egypt, seeing that for a great nation, will I plant thee there.

Webster

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:

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am God
אל 
'el 
Usage: 114

the God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

not to go down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

מצרים 
Mitsrayim 
Usage: 681

for I will there make
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

of thee a great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

God

Context Readings

Jacob And His Offspring Go To Egypt

2 God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" He said, "Here I am." 3 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. 4 I will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph will close your eyes."


Cross References

Genesis 12:2

I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

Deuteronomy 26:5

You shall answer and say before Yahweh your God, "A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and lived there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

Genesis 35:11

God said to him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations will be from you, and kings will come out of your body.

Genesis 13:15-16

for all the land which you see, I will give to you, and to your offspring forever.

Genesis 15:1

After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Don't be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward."

Genesis 15:13

He said to Abram, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years.

Genesis 18:18

since Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?

Genesis 22:17

that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.

Genesis 26:2-3

Yahweh appeared to him, and said, "Don't go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about.

Genesis 28:13-14

Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, "I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed.

Genesis 47:27

Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they got themselves possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

Exodus 1:7-10

The children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.

Deuteronomy 1:10

Yahweh your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day as the stars of the sky for multitude.

Deuteronomy 10:22

Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now Yahweh your God has made you as the stars of the sky for multitude.

Isaiah 41:10

Don't you be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 43:1-2

But now thus says Yahweh who created you, Jacob, and he who formed you, Israel: "Don't be afraid, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by your name. You are mine.

Jeremiah 40:9

Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Don't be afraid to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

Acts 7:17

"But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

Acts 27:24

saying, 'Don't be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. Behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.'

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