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.
21:32 So they made a treaty 2 at Beer Sheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, returned 3 to the land of the Philistines. 4
1 sn God is with you. Abimelech and Phicol recognized that Abraham enjoyed special divine provision and protection.
2 tn Heb “cut a covenant.”
3 tn Heb “arose and returned.”
4 sn The Philistines mentioned here may not be ethnically related to those who lived in Palestine in the time of the judges and the united monarchy. See D. M. Howard, “Philistines,” Peoples of the Old Testament World, 238.