Deuteronomy 30:9

9 The Lord will make you prosperous in all that you do; you will have many children and a lot of livestock, and your fields will produce abundant crops. He will be as glad to make you prosperous as he was to make your ancestors prosperous,

Deuteronomy 30:9 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 30:9

And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of
thine hand
In every manufacture, trade, or business of life in which they should be employed; the meaning is, that the Lord will greatly bless them in all that they shall set their hands to in a lawful way; so that they shall abound in good things, and have enough and to spare, a redundancy of the good things of life, great plenty of them:

in the fruit of thy body;
abundance of children:

and in the fruit of thy cattle;
a large increase of oxen and sheep:

and in the fruit of thy land for good;
it being by the blessing of God on their labours restored to its former fertility, though now barren through want of inhabitants, and the slothfulness of those that are possessed of it; for travellers observe F15, the soil is still good, was it properly manured and cultivated:

for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced
over thy fathers;
particularly in the days of Solomon and David, when the people of Israel enjoyed plenty of all good things, and so they will hereafter; see ( Hosea 2:15 Hosea 2:21 Hosea 2:22 ) ; The Targum of Jonathan is,

``the Word of the Lord will return to rejoice''

See ( Jeremiah 32:41 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F15 See Shaw's Travels, p. 336. Ed. 2.

Deuteronomy 30:9 In-Context

7 He will turn all these curses against your enemies, who hated you and oppressed you,
8 and you will again obey him and keep all his commands that I am giving you today.
9 The Lord will make you prosperous in all that you do; you will have many children and a lot of livestock, and your fields will produce abundant crops. He will be as glad to make you prosperous as he was to make your ancestors prosperous,
10 but you will have to obey him and keep all his laws that are written in this book of his teachings. You will have to turn to him with all your heart.
11 "The command that I am giving you today is not too difficult or beyond your reach.