Nothing in the Torah is superfluous. So, when there are repetitions, our Sages explain why the repetition is necessary. But there is one very frequent instance where I could find no explanation for the repetition. We often read:
וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃ or וַיֹּ֥אמֶר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר
And the Lord said to Moses, saying: ___ [E.g.: Ex. 13:1, Numbers 13:1, 27:6, etc.]
Why the repetition "said" and "saying"?
This can't be explained by a quirk in biblical Hebrew, because in other places the phrase is straightforward, with no repetition, e.g., וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהֹוָה֙ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה -- and the Lord said to Moses [Ex. 34:1]