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16 Bible Verses about Casting Lots

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Leviticus 16:8

And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two he goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for Azazel.

Numbers 26:55

Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

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 Samuel 14:41

Therefore, Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Show who is without blemish. And Saul and Jonathan were taken, but the people went out free.

Esther 3:7

In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day and from month to month, and the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar was taken.

Proverbs 18:18

The lot causes contentions to cease and decides between the mighty.

Jonah 1:7

And each one said to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

Matthew 27:35

And they crucified him and parted his garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my raiment did they cast lots.

Acts 1:26

And they gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Numbers 33:54

And ye shall inherit the land by lots by your families, and to those with the most ye shall give more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give less inheritance, each one's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falls; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

1 Samuel 14:41-42

Therefore, Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Show who is without blemish. And Saul and Jonathan were taken, but the people went out free. And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

Joshua 18:8-10

And the men arose and went away; and Joshua charged those that went to draw the land, saying unto them, Go and walk through the land and draw it up and return to me that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh. And those men went and passed through the land, drawing it by cities into seven parts in a book and came again to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh. 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 24:5

They divided them, therefore, by lot, one with another for of the sons of Eleazar and of the sons of Ithamar there were princes of the sanctuary and princes of God.

Nehemiah 10:34

And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, regarding the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to the houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law.

Joel 3:2-3

I will gather together all the Gentiles, and will cause them to descend into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and there I will enter into judgment with them because of my people and of my heritage Israel, whom they scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people and have given a boy for a harlot and sold a girl for wine that they might drink.

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Casting Lots » The land of canaan divided among tribes by

Micah 2:5

Therefore thou shalt have no one to cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

Joshua 19:51

These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest and Joshua, the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony. So they finished dividing the land.

Ezekiel 48:29

This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, said the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 47:22

And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, who have begotten sons among you; and they shall be unto you as native born among the sons of Israel; they shall have cast lots with you to inherit among the tribes of Israel.

Numbers 26:55

Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Casting Lots » The garments of jesus divided by

Matthew 27:35

And they crucified him and parted his garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my raiment did they cast lots.

Mark 15:24

And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

John 19:23-24

Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts (to each soldier a part); and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be; that the scripture might be fulfilled, which says, They parted my garments among them, and for my raiment they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

Casting Lots » Priests and levites designated by, for sanctuary service

Nehemiah 10:34

And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, regarding the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to the houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law.

Luke 1:9

according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense entering into the temple of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 24:5-31

They divided them, therefore, by lot, one with another for of the sons of Eleazar and of the sons of Ithamar there were princes of the sanctuary and princes of God. And Shemaiah, the scribe, the son of Nethaneel, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king and the princes and before Zadok, the priest, and Ahimelech, the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers of the priests and Levites; one paternal house being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar. Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, read more.
the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim, the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin, the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah, the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah, the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim, the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab, the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses, the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel, the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul, the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah. These were their orderings in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their right, in the ministry of Aaron, their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him. And of the sons of Levi that remained: Of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah. Rehabiah; of the sons of Rehabiah, the chief was Isshiah. Of the Izharite; Shelomoth; and the son of Shelomoth, Jahath. And of the sons of Jeriah: Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. The sons of Uzziel: Michah; and the son of Michah, Shamir. The brother of Michah was Isshiah; and the son of Isshiah, Zechariah. The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the son of Jaaziah, Beno. The sons of Merari by Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri. Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons. Kish; the son of Kish, Jerahmeel. The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites according to the houses of their fathers. These, likewise, cast lots over against their brethren, the sons of Aaron, in the presence of David, the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.

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.

Casting Lots » Used to fix the time for the execution of condemned persons

Esther 3:7

In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day and from month to month, and the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar was taken.

Esther 9:24

Because Haman, the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them and to destroy them,

Casting Lots » Saul chosen king by

1 Samuel 10:20-21

And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken. When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their lineages, the family of Matri was taken, and from it Saul the son of Kish was taken, and when they sought him, he could not be found.

Casting Lots » Jonathan's

1 Samuel 14:41-42

Therefore, Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Show who is without blemish. And Saul and Jonathan were taken, but the people went out free. And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

Casting Lots » Achan's guilt ascertained by

Joshua 7:14-18

In the morning, therefore, ye shall come near according to your tribes, and it shall be that the tribe which the LORD takes shall come according to the families thereof, and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households, and the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man. And it shall be that he that is taken in the anathema shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he has because he has broken the covenant of the LORD and because he has wrought folly in Israel. So Joshua rose up early in the morning and brought Israel by their tribes, and the tribe of Judah was taken; read more.
and bringing near the tribe of Judah, the family of the Zarhites was taken; and bringing near the family of the Zarhites man by man, Zabdi was taken; and he caused his household to come near, man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.

Casting Lots » The scapegoat chosen by

Leviticus 16:8-10

And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two he goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for Azazel. And Aaron shall cause the he goat upon which the LORD's lot fell to be brought and offer him for the sin. But the he goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make the reconciliation upon him and to send him to Azazel into the wilderness.

Casting Lots » Used after the captivity

Nehemiah 11:1

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

Casting Lots » An apostle chosen by

Acts 1:26

And they gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Casting Lots » Jonah's

Jonah 1:7

And each one said to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.