Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Hosea 12:12 in English Standard Version "Jacob fled to the land of Aram; there Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he guarded sheep." Ge 28:5 Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother. Ge 29:20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. Ge 29:28 Jacob did so, and completed her week. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.