16 Bible Verses about Casting Lots

Acts 1:26 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Jonah 1:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us.” So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.

Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

Proverbs 18:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders.

1 Samuel 14:42 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Then Saul said, “Cast the lot between me and my son Jonathan.” And Jonathan was taken.

Luke 1:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

According to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.

Matthew 27:35 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.

Psalm 22:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.

Esther 3:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur (that is, they cast lots) before Haman day after day; and they cast it month after month till the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar.

Joshua 14:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Their inheritance was by lot, just as the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses for the nine and one-half tribes.

Mark 15:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.

Leviticus 16:8-10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel. And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the Lord and use it as a sin offering, but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the Lord to make atonement over it, that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel.

Leviticus 16:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel.

John 19:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things,

Numbers 34:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Moses commanded the people of Israel, saying, “This is the land that you shall inherit by lot, which the Lord has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.

Leviticus 16:1-10 ESV / 1 helpful vote

The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before the Lord and died, and the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. But in this way Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with a bull from the herd for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall put on the holy linen coat and shall have the linen undergarment on his body, and he shall tie the linen sash around his waist, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy garments. He shall bathe his body in water and then put them on. And he shall take from the congregation of the people of Israel two male goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.

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