Proverbs 16:33

NET ©

The dice are thrown into the lap, but their every decision is from the Lord.

NIV ©

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

NASB ©

The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.

NLT ©

We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.

MSG ©

Make your motions and cast your votes, but GOD has the final say.

BBE ©

A thing may be put to the decision of chance, but it comes about through the Lord.

NRSV ©

The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is the Lord’s alone.

NKJV ©

The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
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NET © Notes

tn Heb “the lot is cast.” Because the ancient practice of “casting lots” is unfamiliar to many modern readers, the imagery has been updated to “throwing dice.”

sn The proverb concerns the practice of seeking divine leading through casting lots. For a similar lesson, see Amenemope (18, 19:16-17, in ANET 423).

tn Heb “all its decision.”

sn The point concerns seeking God’s will through the practice. The Lord gives guidance in decisions that are submitted to him.