He assigns them their allotment; 1 he measures out their assigned place. 2 They will live there 3 permanently; they will settle in it through successive generations.
He allots their portions; his hand distributes them by measure. They will possess it for ever and dwell there from generation to generation.
He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they will dwell in it.
He has surveyed and divided the land and deeded it over to those creatures. They will possess it forever, from generation to generation.
GOD has assigned them their place, decreed their fate in detail. This is permanent--generation after generation, the same old thing.
And he has given them their heritage, and by his hand it has been measured out to them: it will be theirs for ever, their resting-place from generation to generation.
He has cast the lot for them, his hand has portioned it out to them with the line; they shall possess it forever, from generation to generation they shall live in it.
He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it among them with a measuring line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they shall dwell in it."
And he hath cast
for them, and his hand
it unto them by line
they shall possess
shall they dwell
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; he measures out
; they will settle
in it through successive generations
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1 tn Heb “and he causes the lot to fall for them.” Once again the pronominal suffix (“them”) is feminine plural, referring to the birds mentioned in v. 15b or to all of the creatures listed in vv. 14b-15 (all of which are identified with feminine nouns).
2 tn Heb “and his hand divides for them with a measuring line.” The pronominal suffix (“them”) now switches to masculine plural, referring to all the animals and birds mentioned in vv. 11-15, some of which were identified with masculine nouns. This signals closure for this portion of the speech, which began in v. 11. The following couplet (v. 17b) forms an inclusio with v. 11a through verbal repetition.
3 tn Heb “will possess it” (so NIV); NCV “they will own that land forever.”