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I myself will go down with you into Egypt, and I myself will bring you up, yes, up again. Joseph will close your eyes.” Bible

“bring you up, yes, up.” God uses the figure of speech polyptoton for emphasis, repeating the same verb in different conjugations (for more on polyptoton and the form of translation, see commentary on Gen. 2:16). God spoke to Jacob in an emphatic way that would have left him no doubt that going to Egypt at this time was the will of God. It is noteworthy that although God clearly stated that He Himself would be with Israel in Egypt, during their slavery they did not feel that way. That is such a life lesson, because so often when a person is going through a difficult time of life it feels to them as if God has left them.


Commentary for: Genesis 46:4