Numbers 26:53

53 1"Among these the land shall be divided for inheritance according to the number of names.

Numbers 26:53 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 26:53

Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance
That were numbered, and to none else:

according to the number of their names;
and for this end was the number of them now taken, that the land might be equally divided among them; women and minors, or such as were under twenty years of age, had no share in it; and even only those who were at that age at this time; so Jarchi says, it was not divided to any that were less than twenty years of age, even though they came to be full twenty before the division of the land; for they were seven years subduing it, and seven years dividing it, yet none took any part of it but these 601,730: nay, he says, if a man had six children they took but their father's part only.

Numbers 26:53 In-Context

51 This was the list of the people of Israel, 601,730.
52 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
53 "Among these the land shall be divided for inheritance according to the number of names.
54 To a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance; every tribe shall be given its inheritance in proportion to its list.
55 But the land shall be divided by lot. According to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Joshua 11:23; Joshua 14:1, 2; Psalms 105:44