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.


Discussion for Joshua 14

  • April
    Hello you guys thank you for responding, I do not intend nor mean to disrespect anyone and above all FATHER,I have been lost for many years and finally at the age of 28 decided to read his word on my own,my bf does NOT believe in God or ANY "organized"religion, he has called me a bible thumper and made fun of what I believe in,it has hurt and angered me,I pray for him n myself,as well as his family
  • Lu2677
    Hi April, I didn't see anything wrong with your post, I was not offended. Trust in the Lord and He will direct your paths.
  • Lucinda; lu2677
    April, I didn't see anything wrong with your question.I was not offended. He wants us to come to his sanctuary in "truth" John 14:6. I have been told that my posts do not comply with their rules. I am sorry if I offended anyone. May the Lord give you understanding of ALL of His word. It is a process, search for wisdom everyday. Test every spirit with His word. I was hopeful that I could help U.
  • Lu2677
    Hi April,I contend for the truth of who God is; His works,His faith,His love, His judgments.Typically most "preachers"of our day want to keep their pay check (hirlings) so they do not teach the whole counsel of God. All inspired scripture is given for reproof,correction,instruction. If Knowing all sides of God;wrath,hate,testing,"does not help people"why do you think he had it all written down?
  • April
    I didn't mean to offend or upset anyone,if i did im sorry and please forgive me,I am just trying to say that alot of us know the holy book side of GOD n his SON,but is there not another side?like humor,or favorite colors,I think alot of people end up veiwing father as a TYRANT,an oppresive ruler,do this and that or you go to hell,it doesn't really help people get to know them,they want friendship
  • April
    I am speaking of those who say they know what the word is,yet critize things in the bible and say stuff like GOD can't be who wrote these words and there are some people who are believers that make GOD out to be nothing but a dictator,like we have no freedom of choice to choose,I was wondering if people ever ask God and JESUS how are you doing today?,insead of bless me and other things,thats all..

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