Numbers 26:55

55 "Make sure that the land is assigned by lot.

Numbers 26:55 In-Context

53 "Divide up the inheritance of the land based on population.
54 A larger group gets a larger inheritance; a smaller group gets a smaller inheritance - each gets its inheritance based on the population count.
55 "Make sure that the land is assigned by lot.
56 "Each group's inheritance is based on population, the number of names listed in its ancestral tribe, divided among the many and the few by lot."
57 These are the numberings of the Levites by clan: Gershon and the Gershonite clan, Kohath and the Kohathite clan, Merari and the Merarite clan.
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