Genesis 21:22
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New International Version
At that time Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.

New Living Translation
About this time, Abimelech came with Phicol, his army commander, to visit Abraham. "God is obviously with you, helping you in everything you do," Abimelech said.

English Standard Version
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, “God is with you in all that you do.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do;

King James Bible
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time Abimelech, accompanied by Phicol the commander of his army, said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.

International Standard Version
About that time, Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, told Abraham, "God is with you in everything that you're doing.

NET Bible
At that time Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do.

New Heart English Bible
It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time Abimelech, accompanied by Phicol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spoke unto Abraham, saying: 'God is with thee in all that thou doest.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, “God is with you in all that you do;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phichol, the prince of his host, spoke unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the chief captain of his host spoke unto Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do:

American King James Version
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do:

American Standard Version
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
At the same time Abimelech, and Phicol the general of his army said to Abraham: God is with thee in all that thou dost.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech, and Phichol the captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

World English Bible
It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass at that time that Abimelech speaketh -- Phichol also, head of his host -- unto Abraham, saying, 'God is with thee in all that thou art doing;
Study Bible
The Covenant at Beersheba
21He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt. 22Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do; 23now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned."…
Cross References
Genesis 20:2
Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

Genesis 20:14
Abimelech then took sheep and oxen and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wife Sarah to him.

Genesis 26:26
Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with his adviser Ahuzzath and Phicol the commander of his army.

Genesis 26:28
They said, "We see plainly that the LORD has been with you; so we said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, even between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you,

Genesis 31:5
and said to them, "I see your father's attitude, that it is not friendly toward me as formerly, but the God of my father has been with me.

Genesis 39:3
Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.

1 Samuel 3:19
Thus Samuel grew and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fail.

2 Samuel 24:7
and came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went out to the south of Judah, to Beersheba.

Isaiah 8:10
"Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted; State a proposal, but it will not stand, For God is with us."
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do:

A.M.

Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech …

Genesis 26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, …

God.

Genesis 20:17 So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, …

Genesis 26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we …

Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where …

Genesis 30:27 And Laban said to him, I pray you, if I have found favor in your eyes, tarry…

Genesis 39:2,3 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he …

Joshua 3:7 And the LORD said to Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify you …

2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and …

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, …

Isaiah 45:14 Thus said the LORD, The labor of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia …

Zechariah 8:23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

1 Corinthians 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling …

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they …

ABIMELECH'S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM.

(22) Abimelech and Phichol.--Abimelech, that is Father-King, was the title not only of the king of Gerar, but of the kings of the Philistines generally (Genesis 26:1; 1Samuel 21:10, marg.; Psalms 34, tit.). In like manner Phichol, mouth of all, seems to have been the official designation of the prime minister, and commander-in-chief. This visit of the king and his vizier appears to have taken place some considerable time after the beginning of the sojourn of Abraham at Gerar; for the friendly feelings which then existed had evidently given way to a coolness, occasioned by the quarrels between their herdsmen. In this narrative, Abraham appears as a chieftain powerful enough for a king to wish to make an alliance with him; and thus his abandonment of Sarah, and his receiving of presents in compensation for the wrong done her, seems the more unworthy of him. Abimelech, on the other hand, acts generously as of old, and shows no signs of ill-will at the growing power of one whose expectation was that his race would possess the whole land.

Verse 22. - And it came to pass at that time, - possibly in immediate sequence to the incident of the preceding chapter, but, "according to the common law of Hebrew narrative, probably not long after the birth of Isaac." (Murphy) - that Abimelech - the king of Gerar (Genesis 20:2; Genesis 26:1, 16) - and Phi-chol - if the name be Shemitic, "mouth of all," i.e. spokesman of all (Murphy), ruler of all (Gesenius); or "the distinguished" (Furst); believed to have been a titular designation of the Philistine monarch's grand vizier or prime minister (Lange, 'Speaker's Commentary'), who was also - the chief captain of his host (i.e. the commander-in-chief of his forces) spake unto Abraham (having come from Gerar for the purpose), saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest - a conviction derived from his former acquaintance with the patriarch (Genesis 20.), his knowledge of Isaac s birth, and his general observation of the patriarch's prosperity. And it came to pass at that time,.... Not when Ishmael was grown up and married, but when Isaac was weaned and Ishmael was expelled:

that Abimelech, and Phichol, the chief captain of his host, spake unto Abraham; Abimelech was king of Gerar, the same that is spoken of in the preceding chapter, and Phichol was the general of his army; these two great personages came together and paid Abraham a visit, and had some conversation with him, who was still in Gerar, or however in some part of that country not far from it:

saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest; greatly prospered him in the things of the world, for of them only could they make a judgment; they saw that he increased in worldly substance, and that his family was increased, and that he succeeded in everything in which he engaged; and, being jealous of his growing greatness and power, were desirous of securing an interest in him and in his favour. Ge 21:22-34. Covenant.

22. Abimelech and Phichol—Here a proof of the promise (Ge 12:2) being fulfilled, in a native prince wishing to form a solemn league with Abraham. The proposal was reasonable, and agreed to [Ge 21:24].21:22-34 Abimelech felt sure that the promises of God would be fulfilled to Abraham. It is wise to connect ourselves with those who are blessed of God; and we ought to requite kindness to those who have been kind to us. Wells of water are scarce and valuable in eastern countries. Abraham took care to have his title to the well allowed, to prevent disputes in future. No more can be expected from an honest man than that he be ready to do right, as soon as he knows he has done wrong. Abraham, being now in a good neighbourhood, stayed a great while there. There he made, not only a constant practice, but an open profession of his religion. There he called on the name of the Lord, as the everlasting God; probably in the grove he planted, which was his place of prayer. Abraham kept up public worship, in which his neighbours might join. Good men should do all they can to make others so. Wherever we sojourn, we must neither neglect nor be ashamed of the worship of Jehovah.
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