Numbers 26:53
New International Version
“The land is to be allotted to them as an inheritance based on the number of names.

New Living Translation
“Divide the land among the tribes, and distribute the grants of land in proportion to the tribes’ populations, as indicated by the number of names on the list.

English Standard Version
“Among these the land shall be divided for inheritance according to the number of names.

Berean Study Bible
“The land is to be divided among the tribes as an inheritance, according to the number of names.

King James Bible
Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

New King James Version
“To these the land shall be divided as an inheritance, according to the number of names.

New American Standard Bible
“Among these the land shall be divided as an inheritance according to the number of names.

NASB 1995
“Among these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

NASB 1977
“Among these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

Amplified Bible
“Among these the land shall be divided as an inheritance according to the number of names.

Christian Standard Bible
“The land is to be divided among them as an inheritance based on the number of names.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The land is to be divided among them as an inheritance based on the number of names.

American Standard Version
Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The land will be divided to these in the inheritance for the number of the names.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To these the land shall be divided, so that they may inherit according to the number of the names.

Contemporary English Version
"Divide the land of Canaan among these tribes, according to the number of people in each one,

Douay-Rheims Bible
To these shall the land be divided for their possessions according to the number of names.

English Revised Version
Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

Good News Translation
"Divide the land among the tribes, according to their size.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The land these people will possess must be divided using the list of names [from the census].

International Standard Version
"The land is to be divided for an inheritance according to the total number of these names.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

Literal Standard Version
“The land is apportioned to these by inheritance, by the number of names;

NET Bible
"To these the land must be divided as an inheritance according to the number of the names.

New Heart English Bible
"To these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

World English Bible
"To these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

Young's Literal Translation
'To these is the land apportioned by inheritance, by the number of names;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Inheritance by Lot
52Then the LORD said to Moses, 53“The land is to be divided among the tribes as an inheritance, according to the number of names. 54Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one; each tribe is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those registered.…

Cross References
Numbers 26:52
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 26:54
Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one; each tribe is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those registered.

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.


Treasury of Scripture

To these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

Many

Numbers 32:3,5
Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon, …

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.

Joshua 17:14
And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?

give the more.









(53-56) Unto these the land shall be divided . . . --The general apportionment of the land, as regarded the relative position of each tribe, was to be decided by lot, which was commonly looked upon as the determination of God Himself, and in this instance was undoubtedly so. The extent of territory was to be determined by the number of names--i.e., of persons--in each tribe, and each inheritance was to bear the name of the ancestor of the tribe. Rashi says that the names of the twelve tribes were written on twelve scrolls of parchment, and twelve borders, or limits of land, on twelve others, and that they were mixed together in an urn.

Verse 53. - According to the number of the names. The intention clearly was that the extent of the territory assigned to each tribe, and called by its name (verse 55, b), should be regulated according to its numbers at the discretion of the rulers.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“The land
הָאָ֛רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

is to be divided
תֵּחָלֵ֥ק (tê·ḥā·lêq)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

among [the tribes]
לָאֵ֗לֶּה (lā·’êl·leh)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

as an inheritance,
בְּנַחֲלָ֖ה (bə·na·ḥă·lāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

according to the number
בְּמִסְפַּ֥ר (bə·mis·par)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of names.
שֵׁמֽוֹת׃ (šê·mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8034: A name


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