Deuteronomy 8:7

7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills,

Deuteronomy 8:7 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 8:7

For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land
The land of Canaan, abounding with good things after enumerated, a land flowing with milk and honey, having in it plenty of everything both for convenience and delight; which is another reason why they were under obligations to serve the Lord, to walk in his ways and keep his commandments:

a land of brooks of water;
rivers and torrents, such as Jordan, Jabbok, Kishon, Kidron, Cherith, and others:

of fountains;
as Siloam, Gihon, Etam, the baths of Tiberias, and others:

and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
deep waters, caverns, wells, and lakes, which had their rise from such places, of which there were many. With this agrees the account of it by our countrymen, Mr. Sandys F7, as it was in the beginning of the last century; that it was adorned with beautiful mountains and luxurious valleys, the rocks producing excellent waters, and no part empty of delight or profit.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 Travels, l. 3. p. 110.

Deuteronomy 8:7 In-Context

5 Know then in your heart that as a parent disciplines a child so the Lord your God disciplines you.
6 Therefore keep the commandments of the Lord your God, by walking in his ways and by fearing him.
7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills,
8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,
9 a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper.