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Numbers 26:52–56

52 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 53 j“Among these the land shall be divided for inheritance according to the number of names. 54 kTo a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance; every tribe shall be given its inheritance in proportion to its list. 55 But the land shall be ldivided by lot. According to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56 Their inheritance shall be divided according to lot between the larger and the smaller.”

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Numbers 26:52–56 — The New International Version (NIV)

52 The Lord said to Moses, 53 “The land is to be allotted to them as an inheritance based on the number of names. 54 To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one; each is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those listed. 55 Be sure that the land is distributed by lot. What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe. 56 Each inheritance is to be distributed by lot among the larger and smaller groups.”

Numbers 26:52–56 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

52 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54 To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him. 55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

Numbers 26:52–56 — New Living Translation (NLT)

52 Then the Lord said to Moses, 53 “Divide the land among the tribes, and distribute the grants of land in proportion to the tribes’ populations, as indicated by the number of names on the list. 54 Give the larger tribes more land and the smaller tribes less land, each group receiving a grant in proportion to the size of its population. 55 But you must assign the land by lot, and give land to each ancestral tribe according to the number of names on the list. 56 Each grant of land must be assigned by lot among the larger and smaller tribal groups.”

Numbers 26:52–56 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

52 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 53 “To these the land shall be divided as an inheritance, according to the number of names. 54 To a large tribe you shall give a larger inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a smaller inheritance. Each shall be given its inheritance according to those who were numbered of them. 55 But the land shall be divided by lot; they shall inherit according to the names of the tribes of their fathers. 56 According to the lot their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller.”

Numbers 26:52–56 — New Century Version (NCV)

52 The Lord said to Moses, 53 “Divide the land among these people by the number of names. 54 A large tribe will get more land, and a small tribe will get less land; the amount of land each tribe gets will depend on the number of its people. 55 Divide the land by drawing lots, and the land each tribe gets will be named for that tribe. 56 Divide the land between large and small groups by drawing lots.”

Numbers 26:52–56 — American Standard Version (ASV)

52 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54 To the more thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to the fewer thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one according to those that were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given. 55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56 According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.

Numbers 26:52–56 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

52 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 53 Unto these shall the land be divided for an inheritance according to the number of the names; 54 to the many thou shalt increase their inheritance, and to the few thou shalt diminish their inheritance; to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him. 55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers shall they inherit; 56 according to lot shall his inheritance be divided to each, be they many or few in number.

Numbers 26:52–56 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

52 Then the Lord said to Moses, 53 “The land these people will possess must be divided using the list of names ⸤from the census⸥. 54 Give more land to larger tribes and less land to smaller ones. Use the totals ⸤from the census⸥ in giving land to each tribe. 55 But the land must be divided by drawing lots. The tribes will receive their land based on the names of their ancestors. 56 Whether the tribes are large or small, the land must be divided by drawing lots.” 

Numbers 26:52–56 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

52 The Lord spoke to Moses, 53 “The land is to be divided among them as an inheritance based on the number of names. 54 Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one. Each is to be given its inheritance according to those who were registered in it. 55 The land must be divided by lot; they will receive an inheritance according to the names of their ancestral tribes. 56 Each inheritance will be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes.”

Numbers 26:52–56 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

52 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 53 To these the land shall be apportioned for inheritance according to the number of names. 54 To a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance; every tribe shall be given its inheritance according to its enrollment. 55 But the land shall be apportioned by lot; according to the names of their ancestral tribes they shall inherit. 56 Their inheritance shall be apportioned according to lot between the larger and the smaller.

Numbers 26:52–56 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

52 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 53 “For these the land must be divided as an inheritance according to the number of names. 54 For the larger group you must increase their inheritance, and for the smaller group you must make smaller their inheritance; each must be given their inheritance according to the number of the ones counted of them. 55 Surely the land will be divided by lot. They will inherit according to the names of the tribes of their ancestors. 56 Their inheritance must be divided according to the lot between the larger and smaller groups.”

Numbers 26:52–56 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

52 The Lord spoke to Moses. He said, 53 “I will give the land to them. The amount of land each family receives will be based on the number of its men. 54 Give a larger share to a larger family. Give a smaller share to a smaller family. Each family will receive its share based on the number of men who are listed in it.

55 “Be sure that you use lots when you give out the land. What each family receives will be based on the number of men listed in its tribe. 56 Use lots when you give out each share. Use lots for the larger and smaller families alike.”

Numbers 26:52–56 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

52 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

53 “Among these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

54 “To the larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller group you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.

55 “But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.

56 According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups.


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