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Deuteronomy 8:9

9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.

Read Deuteronomy 8:9 Using Other Translations

A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.
It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills.

What does Deuteronomy 8:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 8:9

A land wherein thou shall eat bread without scarceness
That is, should have plenty of all sorts of provisions, which bread is often put for:

thou shall not lack anything in it;
for necessity and convenience, and for delight and pleasure:

a land whose stones are iron;
in which were iron mines:

and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass;
both which are taken out of the earth and the stones of it, ( Job 28:2 ) and were to be found in the land of Canaan, and particularly in the tribe of Asher, as seems from ( Deuteronomy 33:25 ) and more particularly at Sidon and Sarepta, which were in that tribe; the latter of which seems to have its name from the melting of metals there, and the former is said in Homer F20 to abound with brass.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 (ek men sidwnov polucalkou) . Homer. Odyss. 15. l. 424.
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