Numbers 26:56

“According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According to the lot shall the possession thereof be diuided betweene many and few.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller {groups.}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As it is ordered by the decision of the Lord, let distribution be made between those who are more in number and those who are less.
- Basic English Bible

according to lot shall his inheritance be divided to each, be they many or few in number.
- Darby Bible

According to the lot shall the possession of it be divided between many and few.
- Webster's Bible

According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer."
- World English Bible

according to the lot is their inheritance apportioned between many and few.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 26:56


26:56 Many and few - That share, which shall by lot fall to each tribe, shall be distributed to the several families and persons in such proportions as their numbers shall require.


Discussion for Numbers 26

  • BSP
    Verses 10 and 11: The sons of Korah did not join their father in rebellion and it saved their lives. Loyalty to family should never be greater than loyalty to Jehovah God.
  • Joyce Joseph
    April, I know I am a bit late but Aaron died at the top of Mt Hor. Numbers 20:28
  • April
    It would be intersting to have seen what Israel looked like before, because now Israel is across the Globe, I mean how did Earth look before we were all concieved kind of thing, I notice it didnt mention Aaron dying, verses 59-61, just his 2 sons. I wonder if God has ever wept, hes repented for the exsistence of man before, Jesus wept, but I guess its a flesh thing?, God can get angry and jealous.
  • Tosin
    God stuck to his words regarding re presentatives of ten tribes children of Israel because they demonstrated lack of faith at Jericho when they were instructed to go and spy Jericho.

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