Now this is what we will do to Gibeah: We will attack the city as the lot dictates. 1
The land must be divided by lot; and they will inherit in accordance with the names of their ancestral tribes.
The land assignments to the nine-and-a-half tribes were made by drawing lots, as the Lord had instructed Moses. 1
Therefore no one will assign you land in the Lord’s community. 1
The rest of Kohath’s descendants were allotted ten cities from the clans of the tribe of Ephraim, and from the tribe of Dan and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Gershon’s descendants were allotted thirteen cities from the clans of the tribe of Issachar, and from the tribes of Asher and Naphtali and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
So the Israelites assigned to the Levites by lot these cities and their grazing areas, as the Lord had instructed Moses.
The rest of Kohath’s descendants were allotted ten cities in the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh. 1
The clans of Merari’s descendants were allotted twelve cities within the territory of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 1
You must divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families. To a larger group you must give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group you must give a smaller inheritance. Everyone’s inheritance must be in the place where his lot falls. You must inherit according to your ancestral 1 tribes.
Then Moses commanded the Israelites: “This is the land which you will inherit by lot, which the Lord has commanded to be given 1 to the nine and a half tribes,
They said, “The Lord commanded my lord to give 1 the land as an inheritance by lot to the Israelites; and my lord was commanded by the Lord to give the inheritance of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters.
These are the land assignments which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the Israelite tribal leaders 1 made by drawing lots in Shiloh before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 2 So they finished dividing up the land.
The first lot belonged to 1 the Kohathite clans. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen cities from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.
They allotted these previously named cities from the territory of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. 1