New International Version
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
King James Bible
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.
World English Bible
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah is all its judgment!
Proverbs 16:33 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The lot is cast into the lap - On the lot, see the note on Numbers 26:55. How far it may be proper now to put difficult matters to the lot, after earnest prayer and supplication, I cannot say. Formerly, it was both lawful and efficient; for after it was solemnly cast, the decision was taken as coming immediately from the Lord. It is still practiced, and its use is allowed even by writers on civil law. But those who need most to have recourse to the lot are those who have not piety to pray nor faith to trust to God for a positive decision. The lot should never be resorted to in indifferent matters; they should be those of the greatest importance, in which it appears impossible for human prudence or foresight to determine. In such cases the lot is an appeal to God, and he disposes of it according to his goodness, mercy, and truth. The result, therefore, cannot be fortuitous.
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LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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The Providence of God
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
"'In the morning, present yourselves tribe by tribe. The tribe the LORD chooses shall come forward clan by clan; the clan the LORD chooses shall come forward family by family; and the family the LORD chooses shall come forward man by man.
1 Samuel 10:19
But you have now rejected your God, who saves you out of all your disasters and calamities. And you have said, 'No, appoint a king over us.' So now present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and clans."
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.
Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.
For the king of Babylon will stop at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He will cast lots with arrows, he will consult his idols, he will examine the liver.
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