Psalm 78:55
New International Version
He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.

New Living Translation
He drove out the nations before them; he gave them their inheritance by lot. He settled the tribes of Israel into their homes.

English Standard Version
He drove out nations before them; he apportioned them for a possession and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

Berean Study Bible
He drove out nations before them and apportioned their inheritance; He settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

King James Bible
He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

New King James Version
He also drove out the nations before them, Allotted them an inheritance by survey, And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.

New American Standard Bible
He also drove out the nations from them And apportioned them as an inheritance by measurement, And had the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.

NASB 1995
He also drove out the nations before them And apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement, And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.

NASB 1977
He also drove out the nations before them, And He apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement, And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.

Amplified Bible
He also drove out the nations before the sons of Israel And allotted their land as an inheritance, measured out and partitioned; And He had the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents [the tents of those who had been dispossessed].

Christian Standard Bible
He drove out nations before them. He apportioned their inheritance by lot and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He drove out nations before them. He apportioned their inheritance by lot and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

American Standard Version
He drove out the nations also before them, And allotted them for an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He destroyed the Gentiles from before them and he cast them the lots of his inheritance and the tribes of Israel dwelt in their tents.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he cast out the nations from before them, and made them to inherit by a line of inheritance, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Contemporary English Version
He made nations run from the tribes of Israel, and he let the tribes take over their land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tabernacles.

Good News Translation
He drove out the inhabitants as his people advanced; he divided their land among the tribes of Israel and gave their homes to his people.

International Standard Version
He drove out nations before them and allotted their tribal inheritance, settling the tribes of Israel in their tents.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He drove out the nations also before them, And allotted them for an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Literal Standard Version
And casts out nations from before them, And causes them to fall in the line of inheritance, And causes the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents,

New American Bible
He drove out the nations before them, allotted them as their inherited portion, and settled in their tents the tribes of Israel.

NET Bible
He drove the nations out from before them; he assigned them their tribal allotments and allowed the tribes of Israel to settle down.

New Revised Standard Version
He drove out nations before them; he apportioned them for a possession and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

New Heart English Bible
He also drove out the nations before them, allotted them for an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

World English Bible
He also drove out the nations before them, allotted them for an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Young's Literal Translation
And casteth out nations from before them, And causeth them to fall in the line of inheritance, And causeth the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents,

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
54He brought them to His holy land, to the mountain His right hand had acquired. 55He drove out nations before them and apportioned their inheritance; He settled the tribes of Israel in their tents. 56But they tested and disobeyed God Most High, for they did not keep His decrees.…

Cross References
Acts 13:19
And having vanquished seven nations in Canaan, He gave their land to His people as an inheritance.

Exodus 34:24
For I will drive out the nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.

Numbers 34:2
"Command the Israelites and say to them: When you enter the land of Canaan, it will be allotted to you as an inheritance with these boundaries:

Joshua 11:16
So Joshua took this entire region: the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the western foothills, the Arabah, and the mountains of Israel and their foothills,

Joshua 13:7
Now therefore divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh."

Joshua 23:4
See, I have allotted as an inheritance to your tribes these remaining nations, including all the nations I have already cut off, from the Jordan westward to the Great Sea.

Judges 1:4
When Judah attacked, the LORD delivered the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek.


Treasury of Scripture

He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

cost

Psalm 44:2
How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

Psalm 105:44,45
And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; …

Psalm 135:10-12
Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; …

divided

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 13:7
Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,

Joshua 19:51
These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.

and made

Deuteronomy 6:10-12
And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, …











Verse 55. - He cast out the heathen also before them (comp. Exodus 34:24; Deuteronomy 7:1; 1 Kings 21:26: Psalm 44:2, etc.). "They get not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but God's right hand, and his arm, and the light of his countenance" (Psalm 44:3). And divided them an inheritance by line. The measuring line, which was employed in parcelling out territory, is intended (comp. Jeremiah 31:39; Amos 7:17). Joshua's division of the land (Joshua 15-19.) among the tribes is specially pointed at. And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents; i.e. in the tents of the heathen - the abodes of the Hivites, Hittites, Amorites, Porizzites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He drove out
וַיְגָ֤רֶשׁ (way·ḡā·reš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1644: To drive out from a, possession, to expatriate, divorce

nations
גּוֹיִ֗ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

before them
מִפְּנֵיהֶ֨ם ׀ (mip·pə·nê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

and apportioned
וַֽ֭יַּפִּילֵם (way·yap·pî·lêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

their inheritance;
נַחֲלָ֑ה (na·ḥă·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

He settled
וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֥ן (way·yaš·kên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

the tribes
שִׁבְטֵ֥י (šiḇ·ṭê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

in their tents.
בְּ֝אָהֳלֵיהֶ֗ם (bə·’ā·ho·lê·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 168: A tent


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