SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:15 que te sacó por un desierto grande y espantoso, de serpientes ardientes, y de escorpiones, y de sed, donde ningún agua había , y él te sacó agua de la peña, del pedernal;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 8:15 Verse 15. Who led thee through that-terrible wilderness] See the account of their journeying in the notes, See "Exod. xvi. 1", &c.; Numbers 21., &c.
Fiery serpents] Serpents whose bite occasioned a most violent inflammation, accompanied with an unquenchable thirst, and which terminated in death. See on "Num. xxi. 6".
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 15. Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness , etc.] The wilderness of Paran, which was great and large, reaching from Sinai to Kadesh, eleven days’ journey, and terrible to the sight, nothing being to be seen but dry rocks and barren mountains; (see Deuteronomy 1:19), and especially for what follows: wherein were fiery serpents and scorpions; fiery serpents, such as bit the Israelites, of which (see Numbers 21:6) and scorpions, a kind of serpents, venomous and mischievous, which have stings in their tails they are continually thrusting out and striking with, as Pliny says f92 ; and have their name from their great sting; for Aristotle f93 says, this alone of insects has a large sting: and drought where there was no water ; a dry and barren place where no water was to be had; (see Psalm 63:1) or it may be rather another kind of serpents may be meant, which is called “dipsas”; and so the Vulgate Latin, Septuagint, and Samaritan versions render it; the biting of which produces such a thirst as proves mortal, and which must be intolerable in a wilderness where no water is; and from whence it has its name, which signifies thirsty, as does the Hebrew word here used: who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint ; which was done both at Horeb and Kadesh, ( Exodus 17:6 Numbers 20:11) and was very extraordinary; by striking flint, fire is ordinarily produced, and not water.
Dr. Shaw observes f94 , that it may be more properly named, with other sorts of graphite marble here to be met with, “the rock of amethyst”, from their reddish or purple colour and complexion.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 10-20 - Moses directs to the duty of a prosperous condition. Let them alway remember their Benefactor. In everything we must give thanks. Mose arms them against the temptations of a prosperous condition. When me possess large estates, or are engaged in profitable business, they fin the temptation to pride, forgetfulness of God, and carnal-mindedness very strong; and they are anxious and troubled about many things. I this the believing poor have the advantage; they more easily perceiv their supplies coming from the Lord in answer to the prayer of faith and, strange as it may seem, they find less difficulty in simpl trusting him for daily bread. They taste a sweetness therein, which i generally unknown to the rich, while they are also freed from many of their temptations. Forget not God's former dealings with thee. Here is the great secret of Divine Providence. Infinite wisdom and goodness ar the source of all the changes and trials believers experience. Israe had many bitter trials, but it was "to do them good." Pride is natura to the human heart. Would one suppose that such a people, after their slavery at the brick-kilns, should need the thorns of the wilderness to humble them? But such is man! And they were proved that they might be humbled. None of us live a single week without giving proofs of ou weakness, folly, and depravity. To broken-hearted souls alone the Saviour is precious indeed. Nothing can render the most suitabl outward and inward trials effectual, but the power of the Spirit of God. See here how God's giving and our getting are reconciled, an apply it to spiritual wealth. All God's gifts are in pursuance of his promises. Moses repeats the warning he had often given of the fata consequences of forsaking God. Those who follow others in sin, wil follow them to destruction. If we do as sinners do, we must expect to fare as sinners fare __________________________________________________________________
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