New Living Translation
These nine and a half tribes received their grants of land by means of sacred lots, in accordance with the LORD's command through Moses.
King James Bible
By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
Darby Bible Translation
their inheritance was by lot, as Jehovah had commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and the half tribe.
World English Bible
by the lot of their inheritance, as Yahweh commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
Young's Literal Translation
by lot is their inheritance, as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine of the tribes, and the half of the tribe;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:2 By lot - This course God ordained, partly to prevent discontents, enmities and quarrels among the tribes, and partly to demonstrate the truth and wisdom of his providence, by which alone those parts fell to each of them, which Jacob long since, and Moses lately, foretold; so that as a learned man saith, he must be more stupid than stupidity, that doth not acknowledge a Divine hand in this matter. The lot did only determine the several parts to the several tribes, but did not precisely fix all the bounds of it; these might be either enlarged or diminished according to the greater or smaller number of the tribes.
Then they cast lots, and Matthias was selected to become an apostle with the other eleven.
But you must assign the land by lot, and give land to each ancestral tribe according to the number of names on the list.
You must distribute the land among the clans by sacred lot and in proportion to their size. A larger portion of land will be allotted to each of the larger clans, and a smaller portion will be allotted to each of the smaller clans. The decision of the sacred lot is final. In this way, the portions of land will be divided among your ancestral tribes.
Then Moses told the Israelites, "This territory is the homeland you are to divide among yourselves by sacred lot. The LORD has commanded that the land be divided among the nine and a half remaining tribes.
"Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun are the men designated to divide the grants of land among the people.
And when you record the seven divisions of the land and bring them to me, I will cast sacred lots in the presence of the LORD our God to assign land to each tribe.
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