GENESIS 21:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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:”

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Genesis 21:22 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass וַֽיְהִי֙ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
at that הַהִ֔וא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are at that
time, בָּעֵ֣ת Time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc time
that Abimelech אֲבִימֶ֗לֶךְ Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites Abimelech
and Phichol וּפִיכֹל֙ Phichol (Phicol), a Philistine, possibly a title or namesake Phichol
the chief captain שַׂר A head person (of any rank or class) chief captain
of his host צְבָא֔וֹ A mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship) host
spake וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) spake
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Abraham, אַבְרָהָ֖ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
God אֱלֹהִ֣ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִמְּךָ֔ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
thee in all בְּכֹ֥ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
thou אַתָּ֖ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
doest: עֹשֶֽׂה׃ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application doest

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  • 20  And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

  • 21  And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

  • 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:

  • 23  Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

  • 24  And Abraham said, I will swear.




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