New Living Translation
But you must assign the land by lot, and give land to each ancestral tribe according to the number of names on the list.
King James Bible
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
Darby Bible Translation
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers shall they inherit;
World English Bible
Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
Young's Literal Translation
'Only by lot is the land apportioned, by the names of the tribes of their fathers they inherit;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:55 By lot - For the tribes, not for the several families; for the distribution of it to them was left to the rulers wisdom according to the rule now given.
Each grant of land must be assigned by lot among the larger and smaller tribal groups."
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.
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.
Distribute the land as an allotment for yourselves and for the foreigners who have joined you and are raising their families among you. They will be like native-born Israelites to you and will receive an allotment among the tribes.
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