King James Version
According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.
Darby Bible Translation
according to lot shall his inheritance be divided to each, be they many or few in number.
World English Bible
According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer."
Young's Literal Translation
according to the lot is their inheritance apportioned between many and few.'
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.Numbers 26:56 Parallel Commentaries
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
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