Deuteronomy 8:9
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.

New Living Translation
It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills.

English Standard Version
a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

Berean Study Bible
a land where you will eat food without scarcity, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and whose hills are ready to be mined for copper.

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.

New King James Version
a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

New American Standard Bible
a land where you will eat food without shortage, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

NASB 1995
a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

NASB 1977
a land where you shall eat food without scarcity, in which you shall not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

Amplified Bible
a land where you will eat bread without shortage, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

Christian Standard Bible
a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper.

American Standard Version
a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig copper.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
a land on which thou shalt not eat thy bread with poverty, and thou shalt not want any thing upon it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of its mountains thou shalt dig brass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where without any want thou shalt eat thy bread, and enjoy abundance of all things: where the stones are iron, and out of its hills are dug mines of brass:

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
There you will never go hungry or ever be in need. Its rocks have iron in them, and from its hills you can mine copper.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The land will have enough food for you, and you will have everything you need. The land has rocks with iron ore, and you will be able to mine copper ore in the hills.

International Standard Version
a land without scarcity. You'll eat food in it and lack nothing. It's a land where its rocks are iron and you can dig copper from its mountains."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
a land in which you eat bread without scarcity—you do not lack anything in it; a land whose stones [are] iron, and you dig bronze out of its mountains.

NET Bible
a land where you may eat food in plenty and find no lack of anything, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you can mine copper.

New Heart English Bible
a land in which you shall eat bread without scarcity, and in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may 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;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Remember the LORD Your God
8a land of wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey; 9a land where you will eat food without scarcity, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and whose hills are ready to be mined for copper. 10When you eat and are satisfied, you are to bless the LORD your God for the good land that He has given you.…

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

Deuteronomy 8:10
When you eat and are satisfied, you are to bless the LORD your God for the good land that He has given you.

Judges 18:10
When you enter, you will come to an unsuspecting people and a spacious land, for God has delivered it into your hand. It is a place where nothing on earth is lacking."


Treasury of Scripture

A land wherein you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig brass.

whose stones

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

Joshua 22:8
And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.

1 Chronicles 22:14
Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.









(9) Whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.--We do not hear of mining operations in Palestine from sacred history. "Brass," i.e., copper; and so in all passages.

Verse 9. - A land whose stones are iron. Minerals do not abound in Palestine; the hills are for the most part calcareous; but by the side of the limestone in the north of Canaan ferruginous basalt appears in largo masses, and on Lebanon ironstone abounds. Near Tiberius are springs largely impregnated with iron, as are also those at Has-beija, on the Hermon range, as well as the soil around that place. Traces of extinct copper works are also to be found on Lebanon (cf. art. 'Metals,' in Kitto and Smith; Ritter, 'Geography of Palestine,' 1:248). The Israelites, however, do not seem to have carried on mining operations themselves, but to have been content to obtain supplies of the useful metals from their neighbors (2 Samuel 8:8; 1 Chronicles 18:8; 1 Chronicles 22:3, 14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
a land
אֶ֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

where
אֲשֶׁ֨ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you will eat
תֹּֽאכַל־ (tō·ḵal-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

food
לֶ֔חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

without
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

scarcity,
בְמִסְכֵּנֻת֙ (ḇə·mis·kê·nuṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4544: Poverty, scarcity

where you will lack
תֶחְסַ֥ר (ṯeḥ·sar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2637: To lack, need, be lacking, decrease

nothing;
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

a land
אֶ֚רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

whose rocks
אֲבָנֶ֣יהָ (’ă·ḇā·ne·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

are iron
בַרְזֶ֔ל (ḇar·zel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1270: Iron, an iron implement

and whose hills
וּמֵהֲרָרֶ֖יהָ (ū·mê·hă·rā·re·hā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2042: Hill, mountain

can be mined
תַּחְצֹ֥ב (taḥ·ṣōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2672: To cut, carve, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave

for copper.
נְחֹֽשֶׁת׃ (nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base


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