land of milk and honey

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From English translations of Exodus 3:7-8. As an example, the English Standard Version of Bible: Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.


land of milk and honey

  1. An imaginary or real land of abundance, particularly the Land of Israel


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