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Numbers 33:53-55 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

53 You will take the land and you will settle there, because I am giving this land to you. It will belong to your family groups. 54 Each of your family groups will get part of the land. You will throw lots to decide which family group gets each part of the country. Large family groups will get large parts of the land. Small family groups will get small parts of the land. The lots will show which family group gets which part of the land. Each tribe will get its part of the land.

55 “You must force these other people to leave the country. If you let them stay in your country, they will bring many troubles to you. They will be like a needle[a] in your eye and a thorn in your side. They will bring many troubles to the country where you will be living.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 33:55 needle A thin barb or thorn from a plant.
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Numbers 33:53-55 New International Version (NIV)

53 Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess. 54 Distribute the land by lot, according to your clans. To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one. Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. Distribute it according to your ancestral tribes.

55 “‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.

New International Version (NIV)

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