Deuteronomy 8:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
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.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, where thou shalt lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose mountains thou wilt dig copper.

World English Bible
a land in which you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper.

Young's Literal Translation
a land in which without scarcity thou dost eat bread, thou dost not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of its mountains thou dost dig brass;

Deuteronomy 8:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

whose stones

Deuteronomy 33:25 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so shall your strength be.

Joshua 22:8 And he spoke to them, saying, Return with much riches to your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold...

1 Chronicles 22:14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold...

Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

Library
God's Training
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.
Thus having taken some notice of the superficies of the land, let us a little search into its bowels. You may divide the subterraneous country into three parts: the metal mines, the caves, and the places of burial. This land was eminently noted for metal mines, so that "its stones," in very many places, "were iron, and out of its hills was digged brass," Deuteronomy 8:9. From these gain accrued to the Jews: but to the Christians, not seldom slavery and misery; being frequently condemned hither by
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
Meditate that hunger is like the sickness called a wolf; which, if thou dost not feed, will devour thee, and eat thee up; and that meat and drink are but as physic, or means which God hath ordained, to relieve and cure this natural infirmity and necessity of man. Use, therefore, to eat and to drink, rather to sustain and refresh the weakness of nature, than to satisfy the sensuality and delights of the flesh. Eat, therefore, to live, but live not to eat. There is no service so base, as for a man
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Third Sunday Before Lent
Text: First Corinthians 9, 24-27; 10, 1-5. 24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain. 25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others,
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Deuteronomy 8:8
a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;

Deuteronomy 8:10
When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.

Judges 18:10
When you get there, you will find an unsuspecting people and a spacious land that God has put into your hands, a land that lacks nothing whatever."

Jump to Previous
Brass Bread Copper Dig Eat Hills Iron Lack Mayest Measure Need Scarce Stones Wherein
Jump to Next
Brass Bread Copper Dig Eat Hills Iron Lack Mayest Measure Need Scarce Stones Wherein
Links
Deuteronomy 8:9 NIV
Deuteronomy 8:9 NLT
Deuteronomy 8:9 ESV
Deuteronomy 8:9 NASB
Deuteronomy 8:9 KJV

Deuteronomy 8:9 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 8:9 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 8:9 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 8:9 French Bible
Deuteronomy 8:9 German Bible

Deuteronomy 8:9 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Deuteronomy 8:8
Top of Page
Top of Page