Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.

One of ten

General references

Bible References

The rulers

Nehemiah 7:4
Now the city was large and great; but the people in it were few, and no houses were built.
Deuteronomy 17:8
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between cause and cause, and between stroke and stroke, matters of controversy within thy gates, then shalt thou arise, and go up to the place which Jehovah thy God will choose.
Psalm 122:5
For there are set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Cast lots

Joshua 18:10
And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before Jehovah. And there Joshua divided the land to the children of Israel according to their divisions.
1 Chronicles 26:13
And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.
Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.
Acts 1:24
And they prayed, and said, Thou Lord, knower of the hearts of all, shew which one of these two thou hast chosen,

One of ten

Judges 20:9
But now this is what we will do to Gib'e-ah: we will go up against it by lot,

The holy

Nehemiah 11:18
all the Levites in the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.
Isaiah 48:2
For they are named after the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Matthew 4:5
Then the devil takes him to the holy city, and sets him upon the edge of the temple,
Matthew 27:53
and going out of the tombs after his arising, entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.

General references

Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.
Proverbs 18:18
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.