He went on his journeys from the South even to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Abram called on the name of Yahweh.
In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full."
It happened, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.
Yahweh said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
Jacob said, "God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Yahweh, who said to me, 'Return to your country, and to your relatives, and I will do you good,'
Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
Joseph returned into Egypt -- he, and his brothers, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, "Please let me go and return to my brothers who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive." Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."
then let him reckon the years since its sale, and restore the surplus to the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return to his property.
Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way into his own land.
He said to him, "I will not go; but I will depart to my own land, and to my relatives."
Now, behold, I go to my people: come, [and] I will inform you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days."
Set up road signs, make guideposts; set your heart toward the highway, even the way by which you went: turn again, virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.
Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place; and Balak also went his way.
then all the Jews returned out of all places where they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, to Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.
and I will bring back the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their birth; and they shall be there a base kingdom.
"I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back; for I have mercy on them; and they will be as though I had not cast them off: for I am Yahweh their God, and I will hear them.
I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and there won't be room enough for them.
I will sow them among the peoples; and they will remember me in far countries; and they will live with their children, and will return.
If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.