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Joshua 19:17

    Joshua 19:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The fourth lot came out for Issachar, even for the children of Issachar according to their families.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For Issachar the fourth heritage came out, for the children of Issachar by their families;

    Webster's Revision

    The fourth lot came out for Issachar, even for the children of Issachar according to their families.

    World English Bible

    The fourth lot came out for Issachar, even for the children of Issachar according to their families.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The fourth lot came out for Issachar, even for the children of Issachar according to their families.

    Definitions for Joshua 19:17

    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 19:17

    The fourth lot came out to Issachar - It is remarkable, that though Issachar was the eldest brother, yet the lot of Zebulun was drawn before his lot; and this is the order in which Jacob himself mentions them, Genesis 49:13, Genesis 49:14, though no reason appears, either here or in the place above, why this preference should be given to the younger; but that the apparently fortuitous lot should have distinguished them just as the prophetic Jacob did, is peculiarly remarkable. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning: he has reasons for his conduct, which in many cases are too great for any of his creatures to comprehend, but he works all things after the counsel of his own will, which is ever right and good; and in this case his influence may be as easily seen in the decision by the lot, as on the mind of the patriarch Jacob, when he predicted what should befall his children in the latter days, and his providence continued to ripen, and bring forward what his judgment had deemed right to be done.