New International Version
Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,
King James Bible
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
Darby Bible Translation
lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built and inhabited fine houses,
World English Bible
lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and lived therein;
Young's Literal Translation
lest thou eat, and hast been satisfied, and good houses dost build, and hast inhabited;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A land whose stones are iron - Not only meaning that there were iron mines throughout the land, but that the loose stones were strongly impregnated with iron, ores of this metal (the most useful of all the products of the mineral kingdom) being every where in great plenty.
Out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass - As there is no such thing in nature as a brass mine, the word נחשת nechosheth should be translated copper; of which, by the addition of the lapis calaminaris, brass is made. See on Exodus 25:3 (note).
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and hast built
DEUTERONOMY viii. 2-5. And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
Subterraneous Places. Mines. Caves.
Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
Third Sunday Before Lent
and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.
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