He journeyed by stages from the Negev to Bethel, the place where his tent had formerly been, between Bethel and Ai, where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
Your descendants will return here in the fourth generation, since the iniquity of the Amorites has not yet run its course."
After Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob told Laban, "Send me off so that I can go back to my place and country.
Then the LORD ordered Jacob, "Go back to your father's territory and to your relatives. I'll be with you."
Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, O God of my father Isaac, O LORD, you who told me, "Return to your country and to your relatives and I'll cause things to go well for you.'
By doing this, he placed Ephraim before Manasseh. Then Israel told Joseph, "Pay attention! I'm about to die, but God will be with you. He'll bring you back to the land that belongs to your ancestors.
After he had buried his father, Joseph and his brothers returned to Egypt, along with everyone who had gone with him to attend the burial.
Moses left and returned to his father-in-law Jethro. Moses told him, "Please let me go and return to my own people in Egypt so I can see whether they're still alive." Jethro told Moses, "Go in peace."
then let him account for the years for which it was sold, return the excess to the person to whom it was sold, and then return to his property.
Moses sent his father-in-law on his way, and he went to his own land.
But he said, "I won't go with you because I'm returning to my land and to my own family."
Meanwhile, since I have to return to my people, come and listen while I tell you what this people will be doing to your people in the last days."
Set up markers for yourselves. Erect signposts for yourselves. Pay attention to the highway, to the road you traveled. Return, virgin Israel, return to these cities of yours.
Then Balaam got up, returned to his country, and Balak went on his way.
So all the Judeans returned from all the countries where they had been scattered. They came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, and they gathered wine and summer fruit in great abundance.
I'll restore the economy of Egypt and return them to the land of Pathros, from which they originated, and there they will remain an insignificant kingdom,
"I will fortify the house of Judah, and the house of Joseph I will save. I will surely bring them back, because I care about them. They will be as if I had never cast them away. Since I am the LORD their God, I will answer them.
I will bring them once again out of the land of Egypt, gathering them from Assyria. I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, but there will not be enough space for them.
I will scatter them among the nations, and so they will remember me in distant countries. They will rear their children, and they will return.
If they had been thinking about what they had left behind, they would have had an opportunity to go back.