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Numbers 26:55 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers shall they inherit;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Nevertheless, by lot, shall the land be apportioned,—by the names of the tribes of their fathers, shall they inherit.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Only by lot is the land apportioned, by the names of the tribes of their fathers they inherit;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yet so that by lot the land be divided to the tribe and families.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Notwithstanding the land shall bee diuided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers, they shall inherite.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The land shall be divided to the names by lot, they shall inherit according to the tribes of their families.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Notwithstanding x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
shall be divided 2505
{2505} Prime
חָלַק
chalaq
{khaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
by lot: 1486
{1486} Prime
גּוֹרָל
gowral
{go-rawl'}
From an unused root meaning to be rough (as stone); properly a pebble, that is, a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot).
according to the names 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
of the tribes 4294
{4294} Prime
מַטֶּה
matteh
{mat-teh'}
From H5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively a support of life, for example bread).
of their fathers 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
they shall inherit. 5157
{5157} Prime
נָחַל
nachal
{naw-khal'}
A primitive root; to inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 26:55

_ _ the land shall be divided by lot — The appeal to the lot did not place the matter beyond the control of God; for it is at His disposal (Proverbs 16:33), and He has fixed to all the bounds of their habitation. The manner in which the lot was taken has not been recorded. But it is evident that the lot was cast for determining the section of the country in which each tribe should be located — not the quantity of their possessions. In other words, when the lot had decided that a particular tribe was to be settled in the north or the south, the east or the west, the extent of territory was allocated according to the rule (Numbers 26:54).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 26:52-56.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 26:55

By lot — For the tribes, not for the several families; for the distribution of it to them was left to the rulers wisdom according to the rule now given.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
by lot:

Numbers 26:56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.
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.
Numbers 34:13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This [is] the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:
Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.
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.
Joshua 17:14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me [but] one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I [am] a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?
Joshua 18:6 Ye shall therefore describe the land [into] seven parts, and bring [the description] hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.
Joshua 18:10-11 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions. ... And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.
Joshua 19:1 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, [even] for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.
Joshua 19:10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid:
Joshua 19:17 [And] the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.
Joshua 19:24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.
Joshua 19:32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, [even] for the children of Naphtali according to their families.
Joshua 19:40 [And] the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.
Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD.
Proverbs 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Revelation 7:4-8 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. ... Of the tribe of Zabulon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin [were] sealed twelve thousand.
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Nu 26:56; 33:54; 34:13. Jsh 11:23; 14:2; 17:14; 18:6, 10; 19:1, 10, 17, 24, 32, 40. Pv 16:33; 18:18. Ac 1:26. Col 1:12. Rv 7:4.

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