Numbers 26:56
New International Version
Each inheritance is to be distributed by lot among the larger and smaller groups."

New Living Translation
Each grant of land must be assigned by lot among the larger and smaller tribal groups.”

English Standard Version
Their inheritance shall be divided according to lot between the larger and the smaller.”

Berean Study Bible
Each inheritance is to be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes.”

King James Bible
According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

New King James Version
According to the lot their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller.”

New American Standard Bible
Corresponding to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups.

NASB 1995
"According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups."

NASB 1977
“According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups.

Amplified Bible
According to the [location selected by] lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller [groups].”

Christian Standard Bible
Each inheritance will be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each inheritance will be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes."

American Standard Version
According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An inheritance will be divided by the voice of lots among many to few.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt divide their inheritance by lot between the many and the few.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whatsoever shall fall by lot, that shall be taken by the more, or the fewer.

English Revised Version
According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whether the tribes are large or small, the land must be divided by drawing lots."

International Standard Version
Depending on the lot, the portion of their inheritance is to be divided between those with more members and those with fewer members."

JPS Tanakh 1917
According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.'

Literal Standard Version
their inheritance is apportioned according to the lot between many and few.”

NET Bible
Their inheritance must be apportioned by lot among the larger and smaller groups.

New Heart English Bible
According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer."

World English Bible
According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer."

Young's Literal Translation
according to the lot is their inheritance apportioned between many and few.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Inheritance by Lot
55Indeed, the land must be divided by lot; they shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers. 56Each inheritance is to be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes.”

Cross References
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 26:57
Now these were the Levites numbered by their clans: The Gershonite clan from Gershon, the Kohathite clan from Kohath, and the Merarite clan from Merari.

Ezekiel 47:22
You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners who dwell among you and who have children. You are to treat them as native-born Israelites; along with you, they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

these are

Numbers 35:2,3
Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them…

Genesis 46:11
And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Exodus 6:16-19
And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years…

Of Gershon

Numbers 3:1
These also are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that the LORD spake with Moses in mount Sinai.

Numbers 4:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Each inheritance
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

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

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

lot
הַגּוֹרָ֔ל (hag·gō·w·rāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

among
בֵּ֥ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the larger
רַ֖ב (raḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

and smaller tribes.”
לִמְעָֽט׃ (lim·‘āṭ)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few


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