Numbers 26:55
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New International Version
Be sure that the land is distributed by lot. What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe.


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.


International Standard Version
but the land is to be divided by lot, inheriting according to the names of their ancestor's tribe.


American Standard Version
Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet so that by lot the land be divided to the tribe and families.


Darby Bible Translation
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers shall they inherit;


Young's Literal Translation
'Only by lot is the land apportioned, by the names of the tribes of their fathers they inherit;
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Context
Inheritance by Lot

52And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 53To these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54To 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. 55Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.
Cross References
Numbers 26:56
According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.


Numbers 33:54
And you shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falls; according to the tribes of your fathers you shall inherit.


Numbers 34:13
And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:


Joshua 14:2
By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.


Ezekiel 47:22
And it shall come to pass, that you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance to you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be to you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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

14,976,000 acres; which, divided among

600,000 men, will allow of more than

Numbers 26:21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

acres and a half to each, with a remainder of

1,976,000 acres for the princes of tribes, Levitical cities; so that there was an ample provision to enable each person, with all the advantages of that fertile country and fine climate, to live, if not in affluent, yet in very comfortable circumstances. Canaan lies between lat.

31 degrees and

33 degrees

30' north and long.

35 degrees and

37 degrees east; its length, from the city of Dan to Beersheba, is about

200 miles; and its breadth, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the eastern borders, about

90. The Canaanites, the descendants of Canaan, son of Ham, and the original inhabitants of the land, were divided into seven principal nations, the Amorites, Hittites, Jebusites, Girgashites, Canaanites, Perizzites, and Hivites, and formed themselves into almost as many kingdoms as they had cities. After their defeat by the Israelites, such as escaped the sword became tributary; but in process of time, having seduced them to their idolatries, they recovered many of the strongest places in the country; and even formed themselves into a mighty kingdom in Galilee. They were, however, again defeated by Barak, but were not finally subdued till the reign of David and Solomon; the latter of whom employed

153,600 in the most servile parts of the work of building the temple, palace, etc.

Romans 11:7 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

Strong's Concordance
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
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Numbers Chapter 26 Verse 55

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OT Law: Numbers 26:55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided (Nu Num.)
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