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Genesis 21:22-23


21:22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, “God is with you 1  in all that you do. 21:23 Now swear to me right here in God’s name 2  that you will not deceive me, my children, or my descendants. 3  Show me, and the land 4  where you are staying, 5  the same loyalty 6  that I have shown you.” 7 

1 sn God is with you. Abimelech and Phicol recognized that Abraham enjoyed special divine provision and protection.

2 tn Heb “And now swear to me by God here.”

3 tn Heb “my offspring and my descendants.”

4 tn The word “land” refers by metonymy to the people in the land.

5 tn The Hebrew verb means “to stay, to live, to sojourn” as a temporary resident without ownership rights.

6 tn Or “kindness.”

7 tn Heb “According to the loyalty which I have done with you, do with me and with the land in which you are staying.”

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