Remain in this land, and I'll be with and bless you by giving all these lands to you and to your descendants in fulfillment of my solemn promise that I made to your father Abraham.
"If a resident alien lives with you in your land, you are not to mistreat him.
There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because the famine was so severe.
Abraham traveled from there to the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he was living in Gerar as an outsider,
But they replied, "Get out of the way! This man came here as a foreigner, and now he's acting like a judge! So we're going to deal more harshly with you than with them." Then they pushed hard against the man (that is, against Lot), intending to break down the door.
Then the LORD told Abram, "You can be certain about this: Your descendants will be foreigners in a land that isn't theirs. They will be slaves there and will be oppressed for 400 years.
After this, Abraham resided as a foreigner in Philistine territory for a long period of time.
I'll give to you and to your descendants the land to which you have traveled all the land of Canaan as an eternal possession. I will be their God."
I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land where they lived as resident aliens for a time.
Jacob continued to live in the land they were occupying, where his father had journeyed in the territory of Canaan.
Therefore swear an oath here by God that you won't deal falsely with me, my sons, or my descendants. Just as I've dealt graciously with you, won't you do so with me and with the land in which you live as a foreigner?"
"Your servants are shepherds," they replied, "both we and our ancestors. We've come to live for a while in this region, since there is no pasture back in Canaan for your servants' flocks. May your servants please live in the Goshen territory?"
Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, because he used to say, "I became an alien in a foreign land."
So Jacob reached his father Isaac at Mamre, in Kiriath-arba (also known as Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had lived.
He instructed them, "This is what you are to say to my master Esau: "Your servant Jacob told me to tell you, "I've journeyed to stay with Laban and I've remained there until now.
Now there came a time of famine while judges were ruling in the land of Israel. A man from Bethlehem of Judah, his wife, and his two sons left to live in the country of Moab.