1:25 Then they took 1 some of the produce of the land and carried it back down to us. They also brought a report to us, saying, “The land that the Lord our God is about to give us is good.”
8:7 For the Lord your God is bringing you to a good land, a land of brooks, 2 springs, and fountains flowing forth in valleys and hills, 8:8 a land of wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates, of olive trees and honey, 8:9 a land where you may eat food 3 in plenty and find no lack of anything, a land whose stones are iron 4 and from whose hills you can mine copper.
1 tn The Hebrew text includes “in their hand,” which is unnecessary and somewhat redundant in English style.
2 tn Or “wadis.”
3 tn The Hebrew term may refer to “food” in a more general sense (cf. NASB, NCV, NLT) or “bread” in particular (cf. NAB, NIV, NRSV).
4 sn A land whose stones are iron. Since iron deposits are few and far between in Palestine, the reference here is probably to iron ore found in mines as opposed to the meteorite iron more commonly known in that area.