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 there were few people in it, and the houses were not rebuilt.
Deuteronomy 17:8
If a matter arises that is too difficult for thee in judgment between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates, then thou shalt arise and go up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose,
Psalm 122:5
For there are set thrones of the judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Cast lots

Joshua 18:10
And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD; and there Joshua divided the land unto the sons of Israel according to their portions.
1 Chronicles 26:13
And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to the houses of their fathers, for each gate.
Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, but the judgment thereof is of the LORD.
Acts 1:24
And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of everyone, show which of these two thou hast chosen,

One of ten

Judges 20:9
until we do this upon Gibeah that we cast lots against it;

The holy

Nehemiah 11:18
All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.
Isaiah 48:2
For they call themselves of the holy city and stay themselves upon the God of Israel. The LORD of the hosts is his name.
Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for from now on the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come into thee.
Matthew 4:5
Then the devil took him up into the holy city and set him on a pinnacle of the temple
Matthew 27:53
and came out of the graves after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared unto many.

General references

Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, but the judgment thereof is of the LORD.
Proverbs 18:18
The lot causes contentions to cease and decides between the mighty.