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Deuteronomy 32:8–9

When the Most High agave to the nations their inheritance,

when he bdivided mankind,

he fixed the borders1 of the peoples

according to the number of the sons of God.2

But the Lord’s portion is his people,

Jacob his allotted heritage.

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Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance,

when he divided all mankind,

he set up boundaries for the peoples

according to the number of the sons of Israel.

For the Lord’s portion is his people,

Jacob his allotted inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance,

When he separated the sons of Adam,

He set the bounds of the people

According to the number of the children of Israel.

For the Lord’s portion is his people;

Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

When the Most High assigned lands to the nations,

when he divided up the human race,

he established the boundaries of the peoples

according to the number in his heavenly court.

“For the people of Israel belong to the Lord;

Jacob is his special possession.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations,

When He separated the sons of Adam,

He set the boundaries of the peoples

According to the number of the children of Israel.

For the Lord’s portion is His people;

Jacob is the place of His inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

God Most High gave the nations their lands,

dividing up the human race.

He set up borders for the people

and even numbered the Israelites.

The Lord took his people as his share,

the people of Jacob as his very own.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance,

When he separated the children of men,

He set the bounds of the peoples

According to the number of the children of Israel.

For Jehovah’s portion is his people;

Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

When the Most High assigned to the nations their inheritance, When he separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel. For Jehovah’s portion is his people; Jacob the lot of his inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

When the Most High gave nations their land, 

when he divided the descendants of Adam, 

he set up borders for the tribes 

corresponding to the number of the sons of Israel. 

But the Lord’s people were his property. 

Jacob was his own possession. 

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance

and divided the human race,

He set the boundaries of the peoples

according to the number of the people of Israel.

But the Lord’s portion is His people,

Jacob, His own inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When the Most High apportioned the nations,

when he divided humankind,

he fixed the boundaries of the peoples

according to the number of the gods;

the Lord’s own portion was his people,

Jacob his allotted share.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

When the Most High apportioned the nations,

at his dividing up of the sons of humankind,

he fixed the boundaries of the peoples,

according to the number of the sons of God.

For Yahweh’s portion was his people,

Jacob the share of his inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Most High God gave the nations their lands.

He divided up the human race.

He set up borders for the nations.

He did it based on the number of the sons of Israel.

The Lord’s people are his share.

Jacob is the nation he has received.

Deuteronomy 32:8–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance,

When He separated the sons of man,

He set the boundaries of the peoples

According to the number of the sons of Israel.

“For the Lord’s portion is His people;

Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.