Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid, for God has come only to test you and put the fear of him upon you so you do not sin.”
So now, do not fear. I will provide for you and for your children.” By thus speaking kindly to them, he reassured them.
But Joseph replied to them: “Do not fear. Can I take the place of God?
Then he said: I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you a great nation.
He replied, “Calm down! Do not fear! Your God and the God of your father must have put treasure in your bags for you. As for your money, I received it.” With that, he led Simeon out to them.