Genesis 26:26
New International Version
Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces.

New Living Translation
One day King Abimelech came from Gerar with his adviser, Ahuzzath, and also Phicol, his army commander.

English Standard Version
When Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army,

Berean Study Bible
Later, Abimelech came to Isaac from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army.

New American Standard Bible
Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with his adviser Ahuzzath and Phicol the commander of his army.

King James Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

Christian Standard Bible
Now Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army.

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, Abimelech had left Gerar and was taking his advisor Ahuzzath and his army commander Phicol to see Isaac.

Good News Translation
Abimelech came from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army to see Isaac.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army.

International Standard Version
Later, Abimelech traveled from Gerar to visit Isaac . He arrived with Ahuzzath, his staff advisor, and Phicol, the commanding officer of his army.

NET Bible
Now Abimelech had come to him from Gerar along with Ahuzzah his friend and Phicol the commander of his army.

New Heart English Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech, his friend Ahuzzath, and Phicol, the commander of his army, came from Gerar to see Isaac.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.

New American Standard 1977
Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with his adviser Ahuzzath, and Phicol the commander of his army.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar and Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol, the chief captain of his army.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phicol the chief captain of his army.

American King James Version
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

American Standard Version
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech came to him from Gerara, and so did Ochozath his friend, and Phichol the commander-in-chief of his army.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To which place when Abimelech, and Ochozath his friend, and Phicol chief captain of his soldiers came from Gerara,

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol the captain of his host, went to him from Gerar.

English Revised Version
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

World English Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech hath gone unto him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol head of his host;
Study Bible
Isaac's Covenant with Abimelech
26Later, Abimelech came to Isaac from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army. 27“Why have you come to me?” Isaac asked them. “You hated me and sent me away.”…
Cross References
Genesis 21:22
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do.

Genesis 26:27
"Why have you come to me?" Isaac asked them. "You hated me and sent me away."

Treasury of Scripture

Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

Abimelech.

Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

Genesis 21:22-32
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: …

Phichol.

Genesis 21:22
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:

Genesis 21:32
Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.







Lexicon
Later, Abimelech
וַאֲבִימֶ֕לֶךְ (wa·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name

came
הָלַ֥ךְ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to [Isaac]
אֵלָ֖יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

from Gerar,
מִגְּרָ֑ר (mig·gə·rār)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1642: Gerar -- a place South of Gaza

with Ahuzzath
וַאֲחֻזַּת֙ (wa·’ă·ḥuz·zaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 276: Ahuzzath -- 'possession', a friend of Abimelech

his adviser
מֵֽרֵעֵ֔הוּ (mê·rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4828: Friend, companion

and Phicol
וּפִיכֹ֖ל (ū·p̄î·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6369: Phicol -- commander of Abimelech's army

the commander
שַׂר־ (śar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

of his army.
צְבָאֽוֹ׃ (ṣə·ḇā·’ōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign
(26) Abimelech went to him.--The return of Isaac to Beer-sheba was a matter of serious importance also to Abimelech. The Philistines were themselves an alien race, and an alliance between Isaac and Ishmael, and others of the Semitic stock, might end in their expulsion from the country. Abraham had also been confederate with the Amorites (Genesis 14:13), and on friendly terms with the Hittites (Genesis 23:6), the two most powerful races of Canaan, and they might be ready to aid his son. When, then, Isaac thus retraced his steps, Abimelech, uncertain of Isaac's purpose, deter mined to offer peace and friendship, and to propose the renewal of the old covenant which had existed between Abraham and the people of Gerar.

Ahuzzath.--This is one of several points peculiar to this narrative; but it is uncertain whether it be a proper name, or whether, with the Targum and Jerome, we are to understand by it a company, that is, an escort of friends. If it be a proper name, the rendering should be, Ahuzzath, his friend, that is, his confidant and privy counsellor.

Phichol.--See Note on Genesis 21:22.

Verse 26. - Then (literally, and) Abimelech went to him from Gerar, - the object of this visit was to resuscitate the alliance which had formerly existed between the predecessor of Abimelech and Abraham (Genesis 21:22-32); yet the dissimilarity between the two accounts is so great as to discredit the hypothesis that the present is only another version of the earlier transaction - and Ahuzzath one of his friends, - מֵרֵעֵהוּ; neither ὁ νυμφαγωγὸς αὐτοῦ (LXX.), nor a suite or number of his friends (Onkelos), nor one of his friends (A.V.); but his friend, and probably his privy councilor (Keil, Kalisch, Murphy), whose presence along with the monarch and his general marks the first point of difference between the present and the former incident - and Phichol (vide Genesis 21:22) the chief captain of his army. 26:26-33 When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him, Pr 16:7. Kings' hearts are in his hands, and when he pleases, he can turn them to favour his people. It is not wrong to stand upon our guard in dealing with those who have acted unfairly. But Isaac did not insist on the unkindnesses they had done him; he freely entered into friendship with them. Religion teaches us to be neighbourly, and, as much as in us lies, to live peaceable with all men. Providence smiled upon what Isaac did; God blessed his labours.
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