New International Version
Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces.
King James Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol the captain of his host, went to him from Gerar.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abimelech went to him - When a man's ways please God, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him; so Isaac experienced on this occasion. Whether this was the same Abimelech and Phichol mentioned Genesis 21:22, we cannot tell, it is possible both might have been now alive, provided we suppose them young in the days of Abraham; but it is more likely that Abimelech was a general name of the Gerarite kings, and that Phichol was a name of office.
Ahuzzath - The Targum translates this word a company, not considering it as a proper name: "Abimelech and Phichol came with a company of their friends." The Septuagint calls him Οχοζαθ ὁ νυμφαγωγος, Ochozath, the paranymph, he who conducts the bride to the bridegroom's house. Could we depend on the correctness of this version, we might draw the following curious conclusions from it:
1. That this was the son of that Abimelech the friend of Abraham.
2. That he had been lately married, and on this journey brings with him his confidential friend, to whom he had lately entrusted the care of his spouse.
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Phichol. Phichol, as well as Abimelech, 'father king,' seems to have been a name of office or dignity among the Philistines; for it is not probable that they were the same as are mentioned in the days of Abraham (ch.
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At that time Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?"
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