Joshua 14:2
New International Version
Their inheritances were assigned by lot to the nine-and-a-half tribes, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

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.

English Standard Version
Their inheritance was by lot, just as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses for the nine and one-half tribes.

Berean Study Bible
Their inheritance was assigned by lot for the nine and a half tribes, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

New American Standard Bible
by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded through Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
Their inheritance was by lot as the LORD commanded through Moses for the nine and a half tribes,

Good News Translation
As the LORD had commanded Moses, the territories of the nine and one-half tribes west of the Jordan were determined by drawing lots.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their inheritance was by lot as the LORD commanded through Moses for the nine and a half tribes,

International Standard Version
by lot, just as the LORD commanded through Moses for the nine tribes and the half-tribe,

NET Bible
The land assignments to the nine-and-a-half tribes were made by drawing lots, as the LORD had instructed Moses.

New Heart English Bible
by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, to give to the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The land inherited by the nine-and-a-half tribes was determined by drawing lots as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.--

New American Standard 1977
by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded through Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their inheritance was by lot, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses, to be given to the nine tribes and to the half tribe.

King James 2000 Bible
By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

American King James Version
By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

American Standard Version
by the lot of their inheritance, as Jehovah commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They inherited according to their lots, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Joshua to the nine tribes and the half tribe, on the other side of Jordan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dividing all by lot, as the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses, to the nine tribes, and 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.

English Revised Version
by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

Webster's Bible Translation
By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for 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;
Study Bible
Land Division West of the Jordan
1Now these are the portions that the Israelites inherited in the land of Canaan, as distributed by Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families of the tribes of Israel. 2Their inheritance was assigned by lot for the nine and a half tribes, as the LORD had commanded through Moses. 3For Moses had given the inheritance east of the Jordan to the other two and a half tribes. But he granted no inheritance among them to the Levites.…
Cross References
Acts 1:26
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Numbers 26:55
Indeed, the land must be divided by lot; they shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.

Numbers 33:54
And you are to divide the land by lot according to your clans. Give a larger inheritance to a larger clan and a smaller inheritance to a smaller one. Whatever falls to each one by lot will be his. You will receive an inheritance according to the tribes of your fathers.

Numbers 34:13
So Moses commanded the Israelites, "Apportion this land by lot as an inheritance, which the LORD commanded to be given to the nine and a half tribes.

Numbers 34:17
"These are the names of the men who are to assign the land as an inheritance for you: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.

Joshua 18:6
When you have mapped out the seven portions of land and brought it to me, I will cast lots for you here in the presence of the LORD our God.

Treasury of Scripture

By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

Numbers 26:55,56
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit…

Numbers 33:54
And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

Numbers 34:13
And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:







Lexicon
Their inheritance
נַחֲלָתָ֑ם (na·ḥă·lā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

was assigned by lot
בְּגוֹרַ֖ל (bə·ḡō·w·ral)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

for the nine
לְתִשְׁעַ֥ת (lə·ṯiš·‘aṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8672: Nine, ninth

and a half
וַחֲצִ֥י (wa·ḥă·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2677: The half, middle

tribes,
הַמַּטּ֖וֹת (ham·maṭ·ṭō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had commanded
צִוָּ֤ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

through
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

Moses.
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver
(2) By lot . . . as the Lord commanded . . . Moses.--See Numbers 26:52-56; Numbers 34:17-29.

The nine tribes, and for the half tribe; and (3) For Moses had given; and (4) For the children of Joseph were two tribes.--The argument of these verses can only mean that the tribal inheritances were to be twelve in number, and therefore the Levites were excluded from any distinct territorial position, for the children of Joseph were to be two tribes. Of Ephraim and Manasseh, Jacob had said to Joseph, "as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine:" i.e., though grandsons, they shall count as sons of Jacob, and each one shall be the head of a tribe. Thus there are two ways of counting Jacob's sons, each making twelve; and these two seem to be recognised as distinct in Exodus 28. There we are told that the high priest should bear the names of the children of Israel on his shoulders according to their birth (i.e., Joseph being counted as well as Levi, but not Ephraim and Manasseh). On his breastplate he must have them according to the twelve tribes (i.e., Ephraim and Manasseh being specified, but Joseph and Levi left out). Both ways of reckoning were necessary in order that the complete Israel might be represented by the high priest. And in each way the number twelve was preserved and emphasised, as it is evidently intended to be in this place,

Verse 2. - By lot was their inheritance. The commentators, following the Rabbis, have amused themselves by speculations how the lot was taken. The question is of no great practical importance; but no doubt the contrivance was a very primitive one, as the word גורָל a small pebble, used here, seems to imply. What is of more importance is the fact that the distribution of territory was the result of no one's caprice, or ambition, or intrigue. The whole matter was referred to God, and the leader of the Israelitish hosts and the high priest presided over the ceremony. It was a common belief among the Gentiles, as well as the Jews, that the use of the lot was to refer the matter to a Divine decision. So we read in the Proverbs, "The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord" (Proverbs 16:33; cf. 18:18). It is a strong evidence for the truth of this narrative that we read of no conflicts between the various tribes respecting the division of territory. Jealousies sprung up between the tribes, as the narratives in Judges 8, 9, 12; 2 Samuel 19:43, are sufficient to show. But in no one case was there any complaint of unfairness, any attempt to disturb the territorial arrangement made at the time of the original settlement in Palestine. There can be little doubt that Keil is right in supposing this original division to have been in outline merely. It is obvious from the onward course of the narrative (especially ch. 18.) that no very minute accuracy in detail could possibly have been arrived at. The country was roughly mapped out at first, and the complete adjustment of boundaries was a matter which would naturally be put off until the land were actually in possession. 14:1-5 The Israelites must occupy the new conquests. Canaan would have been subdued in vain, if it had not been inhabited. Yet every man might not go and settle where he pleased. God shall choose our inheritance for us. Let us survey our heritage of present mercy, our prospect for the land of promise, eternal in the heavens. Is God any respecter of persons? Is it not better that our place, as to earthly good or sorrow, should be determined by the infinite wisdom of our heavenly Father, than by our own ignorance? Should not those for whom the great mystery of godliness was exhibited, those whose redemption was purchased by Jesus Christ, thankfully refer their earthly concerns to his appointment?
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