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וַיֹּ֕אמֶר אָנֹכִ֥י הָאֵ֖ל אֱלֹהֵ֣י אָבִ֑יךָ אַל־תִּירָא֙ מֵרְדָ֣ה מִצְרַ֔יְמָה כִּֽי־לְג֥וֹי גָּד֖וֹל אֲשִֽׂימְךָ֥ שָֽׁם׃ “I am God, the God of your father’s [house]. Fear not to go down to Egypt, for I will make you there into a great nation.

https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.46.3

However יעקב had every right to be afraid as his descendants would later suffer greatly there.

I looked in a couple commentaries but did not find anything.

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    What's the trick? Did we not become a great nation there? Dec 31, 2023 at 21:43
  • But why would he tell him not to worry, surely worry is worthy if your descendants will undergo slavery
    – zunior
    Dec 31, 2023 at 23:25
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    Even slavery was not without its benefits. See here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/137849/… Dec 31, 2023 at 23:48
  • @zunior absolutely. Isn't that why HKBH is telling him not to be afraid? Jan 1 at 7:12

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