Hosea 12:12

The Lord's Indictment of Israel and Judah

12 Jacob p fled to the country of Syria;
q Israel served for a spouse,
And for a wife he tended sheep.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 28:5
    So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Padan Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
    Deuteronomy 26:5
    And you shall answer and say before the LORD your God: 'My father was a Syrian, about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and dwelt there, few in number; and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 29:20
    So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her.
    Genesis 29:28
    Then Jacob did so and fulfilled her week. So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also.
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