He went by stages from the Negev to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had formerly been, to the site where he had built the altar. And Abram called on the name of Yahweh there.
In the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”
After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me on my way so that I can return to my homeland.
Then the Lord said to him, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you.”
Then Jacob said, “God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, ‘Go back to your land and to your family, and I will cause you to prosper,’
Then Israel said to Joseph, “Look, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your fathers.
After Joseph buried his father, he returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who had gone with him to bury his father.
Then Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Please let me return to my relatives in Egypt and see if they are still living.”Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”
he may calculate the years since its sale, repay the balance to the man he sold it to, and return to his property.
Then Moses said good-bye to his father-in-law, and he journeyed to his own land.
But he replied to him, “I don’t want to go. Instead, I will go to my own land and my relatives.”
Now I am going back to my people, but first, let me warn you what these people will do to your people in the future.”
Set up road markers for yourself;
Keep the highway in mind,
the way you have traveled.
Return, Virgin Israel!
Return to these cities of yours.
Balaam then arose and went back to his homeland, and Balak also went his way.
they all returned from all the places where they had been banished and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, and harvested a great amount of wine and summer fruit.
I will restore the fortunes of Egypt and bring them back to the land of Pathros, the land of their origin. There they will be a lowly kingdom.
I will strengthen the house of Judah
and deliver the house of Joseph.
I will restore them
because I have compassion on them,
and they will be
as though I had never rejected them.
For I am Yahweh their God,
and I will answer them.
I will bring them back from the land of Egypt
and gather them from Assyria.
I will bring them to the land of Gilead
and to Lebanon,
but it will not be enough for them.
Though I sow them among the nations,
they will remember Me in the distant lands;
they and their children will live and return.
If they were thinking about where they came from, they would have had an opportunity to return.