Deuteronomy 32:9

9 For the LORD’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.

Read Deuteronomy 32:9 Using Other Translations

For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
But the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage.
“For the people of Israel belong to the LORD ; Jacob is his special possession.

What does Deuteronomy 32:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 32:9

For the Lord's portion [is] his people, Jacob [is] the lot of
his inheritance.
] This is the reason why the Lord so early provided a portion or inheritance for the children of Israel in the land of Canaan; because they were his part, his portion, his inheritance, which he chose by lot for himself, or allotted to himself; whom he chose to be his special and peculiar people; for though all the world is his, he only reserved a part for himself, which he separated from all the rest, and considers as his portion and inheritance, see ( Psalms 33:12 ) ; thus the spiritual Israel of God, as they are his people, whom he has chosen, taken into covenant, given to Christ, and are redeemed and saved by him; they are his part or portion, separated by distinguishing grace from the rest of the world; and are the inheritance of Christ, who is appointed heir of all things, and is an unalienable inheritance; and is obtained by lot, or rather is measured out by a rod or line; by the line of electing grace, by which the church and people of God are circumscribed, marked out, and distinguished from others; and by the line and rule of the sacred Scriptures, which are the measure and standard of faith and practice, of worship and discipline to them.

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