When the Lord thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he
Brought them into the land of Canaan, where they should have large and good pastures for the feeding of their cattle, which they had not in the wilderness, and so a greater increase of them:
and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh;
which they were shorts of, or ate but little of in the wilderness, lest their herds and their flocks should be consumed; but now having room to feed them, and an increase of them, they would give themselves a greater liberty of eating flesh:
because thy soul longeth to eat flesh;
would have a craving appetite unto it, having so long ate none, or very little:
thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth
of any sort that is clean, and allowed to be eaten, and as much of it as is craved, only intemperance must be guarded against.