Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:
You must go instead to my country and to my relatives to find a wife for my son Isaac."
When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
So Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean and brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Jacob also deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was leaving.
Jacob fled to the country of Aram, then Israel worked to acquire a wife; he tended sheep to pay for her.
He went down
So Israel began his journey, taking with him all that he had. When he came to Beer Sheba he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Israel moved to Egypt; Jacob lived for a time in the land of Ham.
So Jacob went down to Egypt and died there, along with our ancestors,
When your ancestors went down to Egypt, they numbered only seventy, but now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of the sky.
Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen, and they owned land there. They were fruitful and increased rapidly in number.
The Israelites, however, were fruitful, increased greatly, multiplied, and became extremely strong, so that the land was filled with them.
Then I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, so that you will exemplify divine blessing.