55 Be sure that the land is distributed by lot.(A) What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe.

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56 Each inheritance is to be distributed by lot among the larger and smaller groups.”

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54 Distribute the land by lot,(A) according to your clans.(B) To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one.(C) Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. Distribute it according to your ancestral tribes.(D)

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13 Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot(A) as an inheritance.(B) The Lord has ordered that it be given to the nine and a half tribes,

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Their inheritances were assigned by lot(A) to the nine and a half tribes,(B) as the Lord had commanded through Moses.

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After you have written descriptions of the seven parts of the land, bring them here to me and I will cast lots(A) for you in the presence of the Lord our God.

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But now this is what we’ll do to Gibeah: We’ll go up against it in the order decided by casting lots.(A)

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34 “We—the priests, the Levites and the people—have cast lots(A) to determine when each of our families is to bring to the house of our God at set times each year a contribution of wood(B) to burn on the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written in the Law.

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In the twelfth year of King Xerxes, in the first month, the month of Nisan, the pur(A) (that is, the lot(B)) was cast in the presence of Haman to select a day and month. And the lot fell on[a] the twelfth month, the month of Adar.(C)

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  1. Esther 3:7 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have And the lot fell on.
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24 For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite,(A) the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur(B) (that is, the lot(C)) for their ruin and destruction.(D)

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18 They divide my clothes among them
    and cast lots(A) for my garment.(B)

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33 The lot is cast(A) into the lap,
    but its every decision(B) is from the Lord.(C)

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