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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 11:15

 

 

"He will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle,.... By giving plentiful showers of rain at proper times, to cause it to spring up and grow, that so there might be food for the cattle of every sort, greater or lesser; see Psalm 104:13,

that thou mayest eat and be full; which refers to the preceding verse as well as to this; and the sense is, that the Israelites might eat of and enjoy the fruits of the earth to satiety; namely, their corn, wine, and oil; and that their cattle might have grass enough to supply them with.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-11.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

I will send grass in thy fields — So godliness has here the promise of the life which now is. But the favour of God puts gladness into the heart, more than the increase of corn, wine and oil.


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Bibliography
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:15". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-11.html. 1765.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Hay. Seed-grass was sown, like corn, in Palestine, as it is still in the Levant, where meadows are unknown. The hay consisted chiefly of trefoil, and was carried on beasts in long journeys, Genesis xliii. 27., and Judges xix. 19. Cattle fed commonly on straw and barley. The hay grass which grew on mountains was of a different sort, and used for pasturage, (Job xl. 15,) though it might also be cut, Proverbs xxvii. 25. (Calmet)


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Bibliography
Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:15". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

I will send grass. Undoubtedly the special blessing of the former and the latter rain was one principal cause of the extraordinary fertility of Canaan in ancient times. That blessing was promised to the Israelites as a temporal reward for their fidelity to the national covenant. It was threatened to be withdrawn on their disobedience or apostasy; and most signally is the execution of that threatening seen in the present sterility of Palestine (Deuteronomy 28:23; 1 Kings 8:35; Jeremiah 3:3; Jeremiah 14:2).

Mr. Lowthian, an English farmer, who was struck during his journey from Joppa to Jerusalem by not seeing a blade of grass, where even in the poorest localities of Britain some wild vegetation is found, directed his attention particularly to the subject, and pursued the inquiry during a month's residence in Jerusalem, where he learned that a miserably small quantity of milk is daily sold to the inhabitants at a very high rate, and that chiefly donkey's milk. 'Most clearly,' says he, 'did I perceive that the barrenness of large portions of the country was owing to the cessation of the early and latter rain, and that the absence of grass and flowers made it no longer the land (Deuteronomy 11:9) flowing with milk and honey.'


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:15". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/deuteronomy-11.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(15) That thou mayest eat and to full.—The same writer observes that “this is a further blessing, which belongs to the food itself in man’s inward parts.” It is possible to eat and not be satisfied.


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Bibliography
Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:15". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
And I will
1 Kings 18:5; Psalms 104:14; Jeremiah 14:5; Joel 1:18; 2:22
send
Heb. give. eat and be full.
6:11; 8:10; Joel 2:19; Haggai 1:6; Malachi 3:10,11

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-11.html.

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