Numbers 26:54
New International Version
To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one; each is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those listed.

New Living Translation
Give the larger tribes more land and the smaller tribes less land, each group receiving a grant in proportion to the size of its population.

English Standard Version
To a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance; every tribe shall be given its inheritance in proportion to its list.

Berean Study Bible
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.

King James Bible
To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him.

New King James Version
To a large tribe you shall give a larger inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a smaller inheritance. Each shall be given its inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.

New American Standard Bible
To a larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to a smaller group you shall decrease their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance corresponding to the total of those who were numbered of them.

NASB 1995
“To the larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller group you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.

NASB 1977
“To the larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller group you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.

Amplified Bible
To the larger tribe you shall give the larger inheritance, and to the smaller tribe the smaller inheritance; each tribe shall be given its inheritance according to its numbers.

Christian Standard Bible
Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one. Each is to be given its inheritance according to those who were registered in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one. Each is to be given its inheritance according to those who were registered in it.

American Standard Version
To the more thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to the fewer thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one according to those that were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For many you will increase their inheritance, and for a few you shall diminish their inheritance; a man will receive his inheritance according to his number.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To the greater number thou shalt give the greater inheritance, and to the less number thou shalt give the less inheritance: to each one, as they have been numbered, shall their inheritance be given.

Contemporary English Version
so the larger tribes have more land than the smaller ones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To the greater number thou shalt give a greater portion, and to the fewer a less: to every one, as they have now been reckoned up, shall a possession be delivered :

English Revised Version
To the more thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to the fewer thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one according to those that were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give more land to larger tribes and less land to smaller ones. Use the totals [from the census] in giving land to each tribe.

International Standard Version
The more there are in number, you are to increase their inheritance, and the less there are in number, you are to decrease their inheritance. You are to provide an inheritance to each based on the size of their family,

JPS Tanakh 1917
To the more thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to the fewer thou shalt give the less inheritance; to each one according to those that were numbered of it shall its inheritance be given.

Literal Standard Version
to the many you increase their inheritance, and to the few you diminish their inheritance; each is given his inheritance according to his numbered ones.

NET Bible
To a larger group you will give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group you will give a smaller inheritance. To each one its inheritance must be given according to the number of people in it.

New Heart English Bible
To the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: to everyone according to those who were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given.

World English Bible
To the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: to everyone according to those who were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given.

Young's Literal Translation
to the many thou dost increase their inheritance, and to the few thou dost diminish their inheritance; to each according to his numbered ones is given his inheritance.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Inheritance by Lot
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. 55Indeed, the land must be divided by lot; they shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.…

Cross References
Numbers 26:53
"The land is to be divided among the tribes as an inheritance, according to the number of names.

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 35:8
The cities that you apportion from the territory of the Israelites should be given to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: more from a larger tribe and less from a smaller one."


Treasury of Scripture

To many you shall give the more inheritance, and to few you shall give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him.

by lot

Numbers 26:56
According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

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:











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Increase
תַּרְבֶּה֙ (tar·beh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

the inheritance
נַחֲלָת֔וֹ (na·ḥă·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

for a large [tribe]
לָרַ֗ב (lā·raḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

and decrease
תַּמְעִ֖יט (tam·‘îṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4591: To pare off, lessen, in, to be, small, few

it
נַחֲלָת֑וֹ (na·ḥă·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

for a small one;
וְלַמְעַ֕ט (wə·lam·‘aṭ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

each
אִ֚ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is to receive
יֻתַּ֖ן (yut·tan)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

its inheritance
נַחֲלָתֽוֹ׃ (na·ḥă·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

according to
לְפִ֣י (lə·p̄î)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

the number of those registered.
פְקֻדָ֔יו (p̄ə·qu·ḏāw)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit


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