NUMBERS 33:54

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“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.”

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Numbers 33:54 Translation & Meaning

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And ye shall divide וְהִתְנַֽחַלְתֶּם֩ To inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate divide
the land הָאָ֨רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
by lot בְּגוֹרָ֜ל Properly, a pebble, i.e., a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot) lot
for an inheritance among your families: לְמִשְׁפְּחֹֽתֵיכֶ֗ם A family, i.e., circle of relatives; figuratively, a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extension a tribe or people inheritance among families
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to the more לָרַ֞ב Abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) more
ye shall give the more תַּרְבּ֤וּ To increase (in whatever respect) give more
inheritance, נַֽחֲלָתוֹ֙ Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inheritance
and to the fewer וְלַמְעַט֙ A little or few (often adverbial or comparative) fewer
ye shall give the less תַּמְעִ֣יט Properly, to pare off, i.e., lessen; intransitively, to be (or causatively, to make) small or few (or figuratively, ineffective) give less
inheritance: נַֽחֲלָת֔וֹ Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inheritance
every man's shall be יִֽהְיֶ֑ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) every mans
inheritance (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in the place where אֶל֩ Near, with or among; often in general, to place
his lot הַגּוֹרָ֖ל Properly, a pebble, i.e., a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot) lot
falleth; יֵ֨צֵא To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim falleth
according to the tribes לְמַטּ֥וֹת 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, e.g., bread) according tribes
of your fathers אֲבֹֽתֵיכֶ֖ם Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
ye shall inherit. תִּתְנֶחָֽלוּ׃ To inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate inherit

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  • 52  Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:

  • 53  And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.

  • 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.

  • 55  But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

  • 56  Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.




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