Isaiah 34:17
New International Version
He allots their portions; his hand distributes them by measure. They will possess it forever and dwell there from generation to generation.

New Living Translation
He has surveyed and divided the land and deeded it over to those creatures. They will possess it forever, from generation to generation.

English Standard Version
He has cast the lot for them; his hand has portioned it out to them with the line; they shall possess it forever; from generation to generation they shall dwell in it.

Berean Study Bible
He has allotted their portion; His hand has distributed it by measure. They will possess it forever; they will dwell in it from generation to generation.

King James Bible
And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

New King James Version
He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it among them with a measuring line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they shall dwell in it.”

New American Standard Bible
He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by the measuring line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they will dwell in it.

NASB 1995
He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they will dwell in it.

NASB 1977
And He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they shall dwell in it.

Amplified Bible
The LORD has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided and apportioned Edom to the wild beasts by measuring-line. They will possess it forever; From generation to generation they will dwell in it.

Christian Standard Bible
He has cast the lot for them; his hand allotted their portion with a measuring line. They will possess it forever; they will dwell in it from generation to generation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has ordained a lot for them; His hand allotted their portion with a measuring line. They will possess it forever; they will dwell in it from generation to generation.

American Standard Version
And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever; from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he cast lots for these and his hand divided measuring lines for these, so that they shall inherit it until eternity, and for a generation of generations they shall dwell in it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall cast lots for them, and his hand has portioned out their pasture, saying, Ye shall inherit the land for ever: they shall rest on it through all generations.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has decided where they each should live; they will be there forever, generation after generation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it to them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation they shall dwell therein.

English Revised Version
And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

Good News Translation
It is the LORD who will divide the land among them and give each of them a share. They will live in the land age after age, and it will belong to them forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the one who throws dice for them, and his hand divides up [the land] for them with a measuring line. They will possess it permanently and live there for generations.

International Standard Version
It is he who has allotted their portions, and his hand has divided it for them with a measuring line forever. They will possess it forever; from generation to generation they will live in it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He hath cast the lot for them, And His hand hath divided it unto them by line; They shall possess it for ever, From generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

Literal Standard Version
And He has cast a lot for them, "" And His hand has apportioned [it] to them by line, "" They possess it for all time, "" They dwell in it from generation to generation!

NET Bible
He assigns them their allotment; he measures out their assigned place. They will live there permanently; they will settle in it through successive generations.

New Heart English Bible
He has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it to them with a measuring line. They shall possess it forever. From generation to generation they will dwell in it.

World English Bible
He has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it to them with a measuring line. They shall possess it forever. From generation to generation they will dwell in it.

Young's Literal Translation
And He hath cast for them a lot, And His hand hath apportioned it to them by line, Unto the age they possess it, To all generations they dwell in it!

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Judgments on the Nations
16Search and read the scroll of the LORD: Not one of these will go missing, not one will lack her mate, because He has ordered it by His mouth, and He will gather them by His Spirit. 17He has allotted their portion; His hand has distributed it by measure. They will possess it forever; they will dwell in it from generation to generation.

Cross References
Isaiah 17:13
The nations rage like the rush of many waters. He rebukes them, and they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweeds before a gale.

Isaiah 17:14
In the evening, there is sudden terror! Before morning, they are no more! This is the portion of those who loot us and the lot of those who plunder us.

Isaiah 34:10
It will not be quenched--day or night. Its smoke will ascend forever. From generation to generation it will lie desolate; no one will ever again pass through it.

Isaiah 34:11
The desert owl and screech owl will possess it, and the great owl and raven will dwell in it. The LORD will stretch out over Edom a measuring line of chaos and a plumb line of destruction.

Jeremiah 13:25
This is your lot, the portion I have measured to you," declares the LORD, "because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood.


Treasury of Scripture

And he has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it to them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

he hath cast

Joshua 18:8
And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before the LORD in Shiloh.

Psalm 78:55
He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Acts 13:19
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

they shall

Isaiah 34:10
It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

Isaiah 13:20-22
It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there…









(17) He hath cast the lot for them . . .--i.e., hath allotted, or assigned it as by a formal deed of transfer, to the savage beasts who are to be its future possessors. The thought is the same as that of Acts 17:26. God is represented as the Supreme Ruler assigning to each nation its place in the world's history, its seasons of prosperity and judgment.

Verse 17. - He hath cast the lot for them. God, who allots to all the nations of the earth their several countries, has now allotted Idumea to the unclean beasts and birds and reptiles which have been mentioned; henceforth it is formally assigned to them as their habitation. It is throughout to be understood that Idumea stands for the world power, which resists God and will be finally abased and put to shame.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He
וְהֽוּא־ (wə·hū-)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

has allotted
הִפִּ֤יל (hip·pîl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

their
לָהֶן֙ (lā·hen)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1992: They

portion;
גּוֹרָ֔ל (gō·w·rāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

His hand
וְיָד֛וֹ (wə·yā·ḏōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

has distributed
חִלְּקַ֥תָּה (ḥil·lə·qat·tāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

it
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

by measure.
בַּקָּ֑ו (baq·qāw)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6957: A cord, for, measuring, a rule, a rim, a musical string, accord

They will possess
יִֽירָשׁ֔וּהָ (yî·rā·šū·hā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

it forever;
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

they will dwell
יִשְׁכְּנוּ־ (yiš·kə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in it
בָֽהּ׃ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

from generation
לְד֥וֹר (lə·ḏō·wr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling

to generation.
וָד֖וֹר (wā·ḏō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling


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