Deuteronomy 11:10

Overview - Deuteronomy 11
An exhortation to obedience;
by their own experience of God's great works;
by promise of God's great blessings;
16 and by threatenings.
18 A careful study is required in God's words.
26 The blessing and curse set before them.
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Deuteronomy 11:10  (King James Version)
For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:
 


wateredst it with thy foot
Rain seldom falls in Egypt; the land being chiefly watered by the inundations of the Nile. In order to water the grounds where the inundations do not extend, water is collected in ponds, and directed in streamlets to the different parts of the field where irrigation is necessary. It is no unusual thing in the East to see a man, with a small mattock, making a little trench for the water to run into; and, as he opens the passage, the water following, he uses his foot to raise up the mould against the side of this little channel, to prevent the water from being shed unnecessarily, before it reaches the place of its destination. Hence he may justly be said to water the ground with his foot.
Zechariah 14:18
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