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Proverbs 16:33 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The lot is cast into the lap; But the whole disposing thereof is of Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing of it [is] from the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Into the lap, is cast the lot, but, from Yahweh, is its every decision.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah [is] all its judgment!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All [evils] come upon the ungodly into [their] bosoms; but all righteous things [come] of the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof [is] of Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
(0853) Complement
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 lot 1486
{1486} Prime
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).
is cast 2904
{2904} Prime
A primitive root; to pitch over or reel; hence (transitively) to cast down or out.
<8714> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 178
into the lap; 2436
{2436} Prime
From an unused root, apparently meaning to inclose; the bosom (literally or figuratively).
but the whole x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
disposing 4941
{4941} Prime
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
thereof [is] of Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 16:33

_ _ Seemingly the most fortuitous events are ordered by God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 16:33

_ _ Note, 1. The divine Providence orders and directs those things which to us are perfectly casual and fortuitous. Nothing comes to pass by chance, nor is an event determined by a blind fortune, but every thing by the will and counsel of God. What man has neither eye nor hand in God is intimately concerned in. 2. When solemn appeals are made to Providence by the casting of lots, for the deciding of that matter of moment which could not otherwise be at all, or not so well, decided, God must be eyed in it, by prayer, that it may be disposed aright (Give a perfect lot, 1 Samuel 14:41; Acts 1:24), and by acquiescing in it when it is disposed, being satisfied that the hand of God is in it and that hand directed by infinite wisdom. All the disposals of Providence concerning our affairs we must look upon to be the directing of our lot, the determining of what we referred to God, and must be reconciled to them accordingly.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 16:33

The lot — As the ancient practice was in deciding doubtful things. The event of which though casual to men, is directed by God's providence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 16:33

The lot is cast into the lap; but its whole disposing [is] (p) from the LORD.

(p) So that there is nothing that ought to be attributed to fortune: for all things are determined in the counsel of God which will come to pass.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Numbers 26:55-65 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. ... For the LORD had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
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 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.
Joshua 18:10 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.
1 Samuel 14:41-42 Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect [lot]. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped. ... And Saul said, Cast [lots] between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.
Nehemiah 11:1 And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts [to dwell] in [other] cities.
Jonah 1:7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil [is] upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
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Nu 26:55. Jsh 7:14; 18:5, 10. 1S 14:41. Ne 11:1. Jna 1:7. Ac 1:26.

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