Proverbs 16:33
New International Version
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

New Living Translation
We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.

English Standard Version
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
We make our own decisions, but the LORD alone determines what happens.

Good News Translation
People cast lots to learn God's will, but God himself determines the answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

International Standard Version
The dice is cast into someone's lap, but the outcome is from the LORD.

NET Bible
The dice are thrown into the lap, but their every decision is from the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Into the breast of the vicious his portion falls; from before Lord Jehovah goes forth his judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The dice are thrown, but the LORD determines every outcome.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The lot is cast into the lap; But the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The lot is cast into the lap, but the judgment thereof is of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
The lot is cast into the lap; but its every decision is of the LORD.

American King James Version
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

American Standard Version
The lot is cast into the lap; But the whole disposing thereof is of Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All evils come upon the ungodly into their bosoms; but all righteous things come of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing of it is from the LORD.

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!
Study Bible
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
32He who is slow to anger is better than a warrior, and he who controls his temper is greater than one who captures a city. 33The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
Cross References
Acts 1:26
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Joshua 7:14
In the morning you must present yourselves tribe by tribe. The tribe that the LORD selects shall come forward clan by clan, and the clan that the LORD selects shall come forward family by family, and the family that the LORD selects shall come forward man by man.

1 Samuel 10:19
But today you have rejected your God, who delivers you from all your troubles and afflictions, and you have said to Him, 'No, set a king over us.' Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and clans."

Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to anger is better than a warrior, and he who controls his temper is greater than one who captures a city.

Proverbs 18:18
Casting the lot ends quarrels and separates strong opponents.

Proverbs 29:26
Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.

Ezekiel 21:21
For the king of Babylon stands at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He shakes the arrows, he consults the idols, he examines the liver.

Jonah 1:7
"Come!" said the sailors to one another. "Let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity that is upon us." So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.

Treasury of Scripture

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Numbers 26:55
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Joshua 7:14
In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households; and the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man.

Joshua 18:5,10
And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north…







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

is cast
יוּטַ֣ל (yū·ṭal)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2904: To pitch over, reel, to cast down, out

into the lap,
בַּ֭חֵיק (ba·ḥêq)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2436: The bosom

but its every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

decision
מִשְׁפָּטֽוֹ׃ (miš·pā·ṭōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

is from the LORD.
וּ֝מֵיְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(33) The lot is cast into the lap . . .--In other words, much that we attribute to chance is due to the providence of God. (Comp. Matthew 10:29-30.) This should be an encouragement to trust in Him.

Verse 33. - The lot is cast into the lap. The bosom or fold of the garment (Proverbs 6:27; Proverbs 17:23; Proverbs 21:14). It is not quite clear what articles the Jews used in their divinations by lot. Probably they employed stones, differing in shape or colour, or having some distinguishing mark. These were placed in a vessel or in the fold of a garment, and drawn or shaken thence. Such a practice has been common in all ages and countries; and though only cursorily mentioned in the Mosaic legislation (Numbers 26:55), it was used by the Jews from the time of Joshua, and in the earliest days of the Christian Church (see Joshua 18:10; Judges 20:9; 1 Samuel 10:20, 21; Acts 1:28, etc.). As by this means man's agency was minimized, and all partiality and chicanery were excluded, the decision was regarded as directed by Providence. There is one case only of ordeal in the Law, and that under suspicion of adultery (Numbers 5:12, etc.). In the Epistle to the Hebrews, in place of the lot we read (Hebrews 6:16), "An oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife." The whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. In these cases the Jew learned to see, in what we call chance, the overruling of Divine power. But this was not blind superstition. He did not feel justified in resorting to this practice on every trivial occasion, as persons used the Sortes Virgilianae or even the verses of the Bible for the same purpose. The lot was employed religiously in cases where other means of decision were not suitable or available; it was not to supersede common prudence or careful investigation; but, for example, in trials where the evidence was conflicting and the judges could not determine the case, the merits were ascer-rained by lot (comp. ch. 18:18). After the effusion of the Holy Spirit, the apostles never resorted to divination, and the Christian Church has wisely repudiated the practice of all such modes of discovering the Divine will. Septuagint, "For the unrighteous all things fall into their bosom, but from the Lord are all just things," which may mean either that, though the wicked seem to prosper, God still works out his righteous ends; or the evil suffer retribution, and thus God's justice is displayed.



16:27,28. Ungodly men bestow more pains to do mischief than would be needful to do good. The whisperer separates friends: what a hateful, but how common a character! 29,30. Some do all the mischief they can by force and violence, and are blind to the result. 31. Old people especially should be found in the way of religion and godliness. 32. To overcome our own passions, requires more steady management, than obtaining victory over an enemy. 33. All the disposal of Providence concerning our affairs, we must look upon to be the determining what we referred to God; and we must be reconciled to them accordingly. Blessed are those that give themselves up to the will of God; for he knows what is good for them.
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