“And why have you made us come up out of Egypt to bring us to this evil place? It is no place for grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink.”
And why have you made us come up out of Egypt
“But it is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”
“Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the LORD God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel.”
To bring us to this evil place?
“I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.”
Evil H7451: wickedness; trouble; affliction; from H7489: to spoil by breaking into pieces; afflict selves by mistake.
“Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.”
“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.”
Place H4725: a standing; a spot; a condition of body or mind. From H6965: to rise; rise up against.
“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
It is no place H4725: a standing; a spot; a condition of body or mind. From H6965: to rise; rise up against.
For grain H2233: seed; fruit; plant; sowing time. From H2232: to sow.
“And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.’”
“The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one.”
“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.”
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
“For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.”
1 Corinthians 3:9
Or figs H8384: fig tree or fruit.
“And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.”
“But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit and go hold sway over the trees?’”
Or vines H1612: to bend; the grape.
“Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any wood, the vine branch that is among the trees of the forest? Is wood taken from it to make anything? Do people take a peg from it to hang any vessel on it?”
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
Or pomegranates H7416: the tree from its upright growth; or the fruit; from H7426: to rise; exalt; mount up.
“Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil. There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.”
Song of Solomon 6:7-8
And there is no water H4325: spring.
“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
“Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, “Give me a drink,” you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’”
To drink H8354: banquet.
“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.”