New American Standard Bible
The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.
King James Bible
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.
World English Bible
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah is all its judgment!
Proverbs 16:33 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Disposing - Better, the judgment or sentence which depends upon the lot. The lots were thrown into the gathered folds of a robe, and then drawn out. Where everything seemed the merest chance, there the faithful Israelite teacher recognized the guidance of a higher will. Compare the case of Achan Joshua 7:18, and of Jonathan 1 Samuel 14:37-42. The process here described would seem to have been employed ordinarily in trials where the judges could not decide on the facts before them (compare Proverbs 18:18).
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And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
In the morning then you shall come near by your tribes. And it shall be that the tribe which the LORD takes by lot shall come near by families, and the family which the LORD takes shall come near by households, and the household which the LORD takes shall come near man by man.
1 Samuel 10:19
"But you have today rejected your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have said, 'No, but set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans."
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.
Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.
"For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the household idols, he looks at the liver.
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