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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By lot was their inheritance, as the Lord commanded by the hande of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the halfe tribe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded through Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

by the lot of their inheritance, as Jehovah commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their heritage by the Lord's decision, as he gave orders by Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.
- Basic English Bible

their inheritance was by lot, as Jehovah had commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and the half tribe.
- Darby Bible

By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
- Webster's Bible

by the lot of their inheritance, as Yahweh commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
- World English Bible

by lot [is] their inheritance, as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine of the tribes, and the half of the tribe;
- Youngs Literal Bible

by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 14:2


14:2 By lot - This course God ordained, partly to prevent discontents, enmities and quarrels among the tribes, and partly to demonstrate the truth and wisdom of his providence, by which alone those parts fell to each of them, which Jacob long since, and Moses lately, foretold; so that as a learned man saith, he must be more stupid than stupidity, that doth not acknowledge a Divine hand in this matter. The lot did only determine the several parts to the several tribes, but did not precisely fix all the bounds of it; these might be either enlarged or diminished according to the greater or smaller number of the tribes.


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