Deuteronomy 32:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"When the Most Highעֶלְיֹון֙
(el·yo·vn)
5945b: "high," a name of Godfrom alah
gaveבְּהַנְחֵ֤ל
(be·han·chel)
5157: to get or take as a possessiondenominative verb from nachalah
the nationsגֹּויִ֔ם
(go·v·yim,)
1471: nation, peoplefrom the same as gav
their inheritance, 
 
5157: to get or take as a possessiondenominative verb from nachalah
When He separatedבְּהַפְרִידֹ֖ו
(be·haf·ri·dov)
6504: to dividea prim. root
the sonsבְּנֵ֣י
(be·nei)
1121: sona prim. root
of man,אָדָ֑ם
(a·dam;)
120: man, mankindfrom an unused word
He setיַצֵּב֙
(ya·tzev)
5324: to take one's stand, standa prim. root
the boundariesגְּבֻלֹ֣ת
(ge·vu·lot)
1367: border, boundaryfem. of gebul
of the peoplesעַמִּ֔ים
(am·mim,)
5971a: peoplefrom an unused word
According to the numberלְמִסְפַּ֖ר
(le·mis·par)
4557: number, tallyfrom the same as sepher
of the sonsבְּנֵ֥י
(be·nei)
1121: sona prim. root
of Israel.יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
(yis·ra·'el.)
3478: "God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.from sarah and el







KJV Lexicon
When the most High
'elyown  (el-yone')
an elevation, i.e. (adj.) lofty (compar.); as title, the Supreme -- (Most, on) high(-er, -est), upper(-most).
divided
nachal  (naw-khal')
to inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate
to the nations
gowy  (go'-ee)
a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
their inheritance
nachal  (naw-khal')
to inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate
when he separated
parad  (paw-rad')
to break through, i.e. spread or separate (oneself) -- disperse, divide, be out of joint, part, scatter (abroad), separate (self), sever self, stretch, sunder.
the sons
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
of Adam
'adam  (aw-dawm')
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
he set
natsab  (naw-tsab')
to station, in various applications
the bounds
gbuwlah  (gheb-oo-law')
a boundary, region -- border, bound, coast, landmark. place.
of the people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
according to the number
micpar  (mis-pawr')
a number, definite (arithmetical) or indefinite (large, innumerable; small, a few); also (abstractly) narration
of the children
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
of Israel
Yisra'el  (yis-raw-ale')
he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel.

King James Bible
When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance and divided the human race, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the people of Israel.

International Standard Version
When the Most High gave nations as their inheritance, when he separated the human race, he set boundaries for the people according to the number of the children of God.

NET Bible
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided up humankind, he set the boundaries of the peoples, according to the number of the heavenly assembly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the Most High gave nations their land, when he divided the descendants of Adam, he set up borders for the tribes corresponding to the number of the sons of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
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