When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance[a]
and divided the human race,(A)
he set the boundaries of the peoples(B)
according to the number of the people of Israel.[b]
But the Lord’s portion is his people,
Jacob, his own inheritance.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 32:8 Or Most High divided the nations
  2. 32:8 One DSS reads number of the sons of God; LXX reads number of the angels of God

The boundary lines have fallen for me
in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.(A)

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ס Samek

15 All who pass by
scornfully clap their hands(A) at you.
They hiss(B) and shake their heads(C)
at Daughter Jerusalem:
Is this the city that was called
the perfection of beauty,(D)
the joy of the whole earth?(E)

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On that day I swore[a] to them that I would bring them out(A) of the land of Egypt into a land I had searched out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey,(B) the most beautiful of all lands.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 20:6 Lit lifted my hand, also in vv. 15,23,28,42

15 However, I swore to them(A) in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given them—the most beautiful of all lands, flowing with milk and honey—

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