Numbers 26:55
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
389 [e]אַךְ־
’aḵ-
ButAdv
1486 [e]בְּגוֹרָ֕ל
bə-ḡō-w-rāl
by lotPrep-b | N-ms
2505 [e]יֵחָלֵ֖ק
yê-ḥā-lêq
Shall be dividedV-Nifal-Imperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
776 [e]הָאָ֑רֶץ
hā-’ā-reṣ;
the landArt | N-fs
8034 [e]לִשְׁמ֥וֹת
liš-mō-wṯ
according to the namesPrep-l | N-mpc
4294 [e]מַטּוֹת־
maṭ-ṭō-wṯ-
of the tribesN-mpc
1 [e]אֲבֹתָ֖ם
’ă-ḇō-ṯām
of their fathersN-mpc | 3mp
5157 [e]יִנְחָֽלוּ׃
yin-ḥā-lū.
they shall inheritV-Qal-Imperf-3mp









Hebrew Texts
במדבר 26:55 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אַךְ־בְּגֹורָ֕ל יֵחָלֵ֖ק אֶת־הָאָ֑רֶץ לִשְׁמֹ֥ות מַטֹּות־אֲבֹתָ֖ם יִנְחָֽלוּ׃

במדבר 26:55 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אך־בגורל יחלק את־הארץ לשמות מטות־אבתם ינחלו׃

במדבר 26:55 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אך־בגורל יחלק את־הארץ לשמות מטות־אבתם ינחלו׃

במדבר 26:55 Hebrew Bible
אך בגורל יחלק את הארץ לשמות מטות אבתם ינחלו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The land must be divided by lot; they will receive an inheritance according to the names of their ancestral tribes.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This division by lot seems to have respect only to the quarter, or situation, which each tribe was to possess, and not to the quantity or extent of land, which was to be proportioned to the numbers of each tribe, according to the register now formed. Thus, for instance, it was determined by lot which of the twelve tribes was to inherit in the south, which in the north, etc.; then, in that quarter where the lot fell, a larger or smaller portion of land was assigned them, according to the goodness of the soil, and in proportion as they were more or less numerous. Thus the decreasing of any tribe in the wilderness, proved the decrease of their future political importance and affluence in all succeeding ages. This equal division of property was, under God, the great bulwark and strength of the Hebrew commonwealth. According to the most exact calculations, Canaan contained

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