A land wherein thou shall eat bread without
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.