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They divided them (A)by lot, all alike, for there were sacred officers and officers of God among both the sons of Eleazar and the sons of Ithamar.

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And they cast lots for their duties, (A)small and great, teacher and pupil alike.

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13 And they cast lots by fathers' houses, (A)small and great alike, for their gates. 14 The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counsellor, and his lot came out for the north.

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The Leaders in Jerusalem

11 Now the leaders of the people (A)lived in Jerusalem. And the rest of the people (B)cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem (C)the holy city, while nine out of ten[a] remained in the other towns.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 11:1 Hebrew nine hands

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