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Lexicon :: Strong's H1486 - gôrāl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be rough (as stone)
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TWOT Reference: 381a

Strong’s Definitions

גּוֹרָל gôwrâl, go-rawl'; or (shortened) גֹּרָל gôrâl; from an unused root meaning to be rough (as stone); properly, a pebble, i.e. a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot):—lot.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 77x

The KJV translates Strong's H1486 in the following manner: lot (77x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 77x
The KJV translates Strong's H1486 in the following manner: lot (77x).
  1. lot

    1. lot - pebbles used for systematically making decisions

  2. portion

    1. lot, portion (thing assigned by casting lots)

    2. recompense, retribution

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גּוֹרָל gôwrâl, go-rawl'; or (shortened) גֹּרָל gôrâl; from an unused root meaning to be rough (as stone); properly, a pebble, i.e. a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot):—lot.
גּוֺרָל 77 noun masculineLeviticus 16:8 & († Joshua 21:10, but see below) feminine lot: (Late Hebrew id. & denominative Hiph. הִגְרִיל cast lots) — absolute ג׳ Joshua 16:1 + 51 times; construct גּוֺרַל Joshua 18:11 + 2 times, גֹּרַל Numbers 36:3; suffix גּוֺרָלִי Psalm 16:5, גֹּרָלִי Judges 1:3, גּוֺרָֽלְךָ Proverbs 1:14, גֹּרָֽלְךָ Daniel 12:13, גּוֺרָלֶ֑ךָ Judges 1:3, גּוֺרָלֵךְ Jeremiah 13:25; Isaiah 57:6, גּוֺרָלוֺ 1 Chronicles 26:14, גּוֺרָלָם Joshua 18:11 + 2 times; plural גּוֺרָלוֺת Jonah 1:7 + 8 times, גֹּרָלוֺת Leviticus 16:8; — a lot cast for the decision of questions Proverbs 18:18, designation of persons, etc., for service or punishment, assignment of property, etc.; probably stones put into the bosom-fold of a garment, Proverbs 16:33 (בַּחֵיק יוּטַל אֶת־הַגּ׳), or into a vessel, and shaken until one springs out (עָלָה, יָצָא or — late — נָפַל); this was regarded originally as divine decision (compare on Urim & Thummim above); for the agent, the usual verbs are הִשְׁלִיךְ, יָרָה, נָתַן, and הִמִּיל. Particularly: —
1. lot for dividing land, especially that which Joshua cast at Shiloh לִפְנֵי י׳ Joshua 18:6 (יָרָה) Joshua 18:8; Joshua 18:10 (both הִשְׁלִיךְ; all three followed by לְ of person for whom; all J E); compare Joshua 19:51 (P); so of lot coming up, or forth, עָלָה Joshua 18:11 (construct; P), also followed by לְ person Joshua 19:10 (P), & following with יָצָא Joshua 16:11 (JE), Numbers 33:54; Joshua 19:1, 17, 24, 32, 40; Joshua 21:4 (all P); be divided by lot יֵחָלֵק בְּג׳ Numbers 26:55, or according to lot תֵּחָלֵק הַגּ׳ עַל־פִּי Numbers 26:56; apportion by lot הִתְנַחֲלוּ בְּג׳ Numbers 33:54; Numbers 34:13, נִחַל בְּג׳ Joshua 19:51; give by lot נָתַן בְּג׳ Numbers 36:2 נָתַן בַּגּ׳ Joshua 21:8 (all P) 1 Chronicles 6:50; have by lot בַּגּ׳ הָיָה ל׳ Joshua 21:4, & (היה omitted) Joshua 21:5; Joshua 21:6 (all P) compare 1 Chronicles 6:46; 1 Chronicles 6:48; also Joshua 21:10 (P; רִאישֹׁנָה הַגּ׳, only here feminine; Greek Version of the LXX — not LXX of Lucian (Lag.) — omits ראישׁנה, & so) || 1 Chronicles 6:39; compare further Isaiah 34:17 (לְ הִפִּיל).
2. lot for assigning to service, duty or punishment,
a. concerning the goats on day of atonement, Leviticus 16:8 (נָתַן עַל) Leviticus 16:8; Leviticus 16:8 (followed by לְ); compare Leviticus 16:9; Leviticus 16:10 (עָלָה עַל; all P).
b. assigning priests to their courses, singers, musicians & porters to their duties, by lot חָלַק בְּג׳ 1 Chronicles 24:5; ג׳ הִפִּיל 1 Chronicles 24:31; 1 Chronicles 25:8; 1 Chronicles 26:13 (followed by לְ of position) 1 Chronicles 26:14; of lot coming forth (יָצָא לְ person) 1 Chronicles 24:7 (compare 1 Chronicles 24:7; 1 Chronicles 24:18) 1 Chronicles 25:9 (compare 1 Chronicles 25:9-31) 1 Chronicles 26:14 compare וַיֵּצֵא גּוֺרָלוֺ 1 Chronicles 26:14.
c. cast lots for dwelling in Jerusalem (ג׳ הִפִּיל) Nehemiah 1:11 (followed by infinitive).
d. for supplying wood for altar-fire Nehemiah 10:35 (עַל עָלֶיהָ); here belongs probably also
e. Judges 20:9 עָלֶיהָ בְּג׳, reference to Judges 20:10 (determining who shall go up, and who supply provision) Greek Version of the LXX ἀναβησόμεθα ἐπ’ αὐτὴν ἐν κλήρῳ, so Stu (insert perhaps נעלה), compare AV RV, BuRS 151 (who reads בְּג׳ נַפִּילָה); > Syriac Version Be Ke who reference ג׳ here to division of land of captured city.
f. to determine guilty persons Jonah 1:7 (twice in verse) (both הִפִּיל) Jonah 1:17 (נָפַל עַל); so apparently Ezekiel 24:6 of inhabitants of Jerusalem under figure of flesh in pot לֹא־נָפַל עָלֶיהָ ג׳ no lot is fallen over it, i.e. no discrimination is made, destruction is to include the whole city; (compare also Joshua 7:14ff.; 1 Samuel 14:41ff. where divine agency in detection is prominent but word גּוֺרָל not used).
g. in allotting slaves Joel 4:3 [Joel 3:3] אֶל־עַמִּי יַדּוּ גּ׳; Nahum 3:10 (יַדּוּ עַל); so Obadiah 11 וְעַל־יְרוּשָׁלִַם יַדּוּ ג׳ — all with verb ידד which see.
h. in distributing plundered garments Psalm 22:19 (על הִפִּיל).
i. to determine favourable day for a scheme, הִפִּיל Esther 3:7 (לִפְנֵי הָמָן) Esther 9:24 (followed by infinitive; see also H6332 פּוּר ).
3. thing assigned, apportioned, allotted especially of land assigned by lot, allotment Joshua 15:1; Joshua 17:1; Joshua 21:38 (all P), Joshua 17:14, 17 = portion, share (|| נַחֲלָה J E); compare גֹּרַל נַחֲלָתֵנוּ Numbers 36:3 (P), גּוֺרַל נַחֲלָתָם Joshua 14:2 (P; but perhaps read absolute גּוֺרָל compare Di); also גְּבוּל גּוֺרָלָם Joshua 18:11 (P) the boundary of their allotment; עָרֵי גוֺרָלָם Joshua 21:20 (P); see further Judges 1:3 (twice in verse); so probably Micah 2:5 הִשְׁלִיךְ חֶבֶל בְּג׳ (Hi Che; compare also Ew); Psalm 125:3, land, exposed to oppressive exaction; also figurative of י׳ as portion, allotment of his people Psalm 16:5 (so Che, & on תָּמִיד for תּוֺמִיךְ compare his critical note; see also Ew; otherwise De and others; — || מְנָת חֶלְקִי); on the other hand, of idols Isaiah 57:6 (|| חֵלֶק); also עָמַד לְג׳ Daniel 12:13, of allotted portion, share, in the Messianic consummation; more generally, one's portion, lot, fortune בְּתוֺכֵנוּ תַּפִּיל גּוֺרָֽלְךָ Proverbs 1:14 cast thy fortune into the midst of us, in with us (|| כִּיס אֶחָד יִהְיֶה לְכֻלָּנוּ).
4. portion = recompence, retribution Isaiah 17:14 (|| חֵלֶק), Jeremiah 13:25 (|| מְנָת מִדַּיִךְ), both implying divine agency.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:8; 16:8; 16:8; 16:8; 16:8; 16:9; 16:10


26:55; 26:56; 33:54; 33:54; 34:13; 36:2; 36:3; 36:3


7:14; 14:2; 15:1; 16:1; 17:1; 17:14; 17:17; 18:6; 18:8; 18:10; 18:11; 18:11; 18:11; 18:11; 19:1; 19:10; 19:17; 19:24; 19:32; 19:40; 19:51; 19:51; 21:4; 21:4; 21:5; 21:6; 21:8; 21:10; 21:10; 21:20; 21:38


1:3; 1:3; 1:3; 20:9; 20:10

1 Samuel


1 Chronicles

6:39; 6:46; 6:48; 6:50; 24:5; 24:7; 24:7; 24:18; 24:31; 25:8; 25:9; 25:9; 25:10; 25:11; 25:12; 25:13; 25:14; 25:15; 25:16; 25:17; 25:18; 25:19; 25:20; 25:21; 25:22; 25:23; 25:24; 25:25; 25:26; 25:27; 25:28; 25:29; 25:30; 25:31; 26:13; 26:14; 26:14; 26:14; 26:14


1:11; 10:35


3:7; 9:24


16:5; 16:5; 22:19; 125:3


1:14; 1:14; 16:33; 18:18


17:14; 34:17; 57:6; 57:6


13:25; 13:25




12:13; 12:13






1:7; 1:7; 1:17





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1486 matches the Hebrew גּוֹרָל (gôrāl),
which occurs 77 times in 67 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Lev 16:8–Est 9:24)

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:8 - And Aaron shall cast lots H1486 upon the two goats; one lot H1486 for the LORD, and the other lot H1486 for the scapegoat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:9 - And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD'S lot H1486 fell, and offer him for a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:10 - But the goat, on which the lot H1486 fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: H1486 according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - According to the lot H1486 shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - And ye shall divide the land by lot H1486 for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot H1486 falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:13 - And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, H1486 which the LORD commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:2 - And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot H1486 to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:3 - And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot H1486 of our inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:2 - By lot H1486 was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 - This then was the lot H1486 of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:1 - And the lot H1486 of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:1 - There was also a lot H1486 for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:14 - And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot H1486 and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:17 - And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot H1486 only:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:6 - Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots H1486 for you here before the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:8 - And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots H1486 for you before the LORD in Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - And Joshua cast lots H1486 for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:11 - And the lot H1486 of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot H1486 came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:1 - And the second lot H1486 came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:10 - And the third lot H1486 came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:17 - And the fourth lot H1486 came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:24 - And the fifth lot H1486 came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:32 - The sixth lot H1486 came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:40 - And the seventh lot H1486 came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 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 children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot H1486 in Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:4 - And the lot H1486 came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, which were of the Levites, had by lot H1486 out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:5 - And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot H1486 out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:6 - And the children of Gershon had by lot H1486 out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:8 - And the children of Israel gave by lot H1486 unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:10 - Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot. H1486
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:20 - And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites which remained of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot H1486 out of the tribe of Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:40 - So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot H1486 twelve cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:3 - And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, H1486 that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. H1486 So Simeon went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:9 - But now this shall be the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up by lot H1486 against it;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:54 - Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot. H1486
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:61 - And unto the sons of Kohath, which were left of the family of that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe, namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, H1486 ten cities.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:63 - Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, H1486 throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:65 - And they gave by lot H1486 out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:5 - Thus were they divided by lot, H1486 one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:7 - Now the first lot H1486 came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:31 - These likewise cast lots H1486 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:8 - And they cast lots, H1486 ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:9 - Now the first lot H1486 came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:13 - And they cast lots, H1486 as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:14 - And the lot H1486 eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; H1486 and his lot H1486 came out northward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:34 - And we cast the lots H1486 among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:1 - And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, H1486 to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 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, H1486 before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:24 - Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, H1486 to consume them, and to destroy them;

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