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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.
STRONGS H1486: Abbreviations
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 - “Aaron shall cast lots H1486 for the two goats, one lot H1486 for the LORD and the other lot H1486 for [fn]the [fn]scapegoat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:9 - “Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot H1486 for the LORD fell, and make it a [fn]sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:10 - “But the goat on which the lot H1486 for [fn]the [fn]scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness [fn]as the [fn]scapegoat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - “But the land shall be divided by lot H1486. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - “Corresponding to the selection H1486 by H1486 lot H1486, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - ‘You shall maintain the land as an inheritance by lot H1486 according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot H1486 falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall pass on land as an inheritance according to the tribes of your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:13 -

So Moses commanded the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the land that you are to possess by lot H1486, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine and a half tribes.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:2 - and they said, “The LORD commanded my lord to give the land by lot H1486 to the sons of Israel as an inheritance, and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:3 - “But if they [fn]marry one of the sons of the other tribes of the sons of Israel, their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of our fathers and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; so it will be withdrawn from our allotted H1486 inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:2 - by the lot H1486 of their inheritance, just as the LORD commanded [fn]through Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 -

Now the lot H1486 for the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families [fn]reached the border of Edom, southward to the wilderness of Zin at the extreme south.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:1 -

Then the lot H1486 for the sons of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east into the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill country to Bethel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:1 -

Now this was the lot H1486 for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, [fn]were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:14 -

Then the sons of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, “Why have you given me only one lot H1486 and one portion as an inheritance, though I am a numerous people whom the LORD has blessed up to this point?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:17 - But Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, “You are a numerous people and have great power; you shall not have one lot H1486 only,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:6 - “And you shall write a description of the land in seven divisions, and bring the description here to me. Then I will cast lots H1486 for you here before the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:8 -

Then the men arose and went, and Joshua commanded those who went to write a description of the land, saying, “Go and walk through the land and write a description of it, and return to me; then I will cast lots H1486 for you here before the LORD in Shiloh.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - Joshua then cast lots H1486 for them in Shiloh before the LORD, and there Joshua divided the land for the sons of Israel according to their divisions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:11 -

Now the lot H1486 of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin came up according to their families, and the territory of their lot H1486 [fn]lay between the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:1 -

Then the second lot H1486 went to Simeon, to the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families; and their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:10 -

Now the third lot H1486 came up for the sons of Zebulun according to their families. And the territory of their inheritance was as far as Sarid.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:17 -

The fourth lot H1486 went to Issachar, to the sons of Issachar according to their families.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:24 -

Now the fifth lot H1486 went to the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:32 -

The sixth lot H1486 went to the sons of Naphtali; to the sons of Naphtali according to their families.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:40 -

The seventh lot H1486 went to the tribe of the sons of Dan according to their families.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:51 -

These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers’ households of the tribes of the sons of Israel apportioned by lot H1486 in Shiloh before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:4 - Then the lot H1486 came out for the families of the Kohathites. And to the sons of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, thirteen cities were given by lot H1486 from the tribe of Judah, from the tribe of the Simeonites, and from the tribe of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:5 -

And to the rest of the sons of Kohath ten cities were given by lot H1486 from the families of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:6 -

And to the sons of Gershon thirteen cities were given by lot H1486 from the families of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:8 -

Now the sons of Israel gave by lot H1486 to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD had commanded [fn]through Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:10 - and they were for the sons of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the sons of Levi, because the lot H1486 was theirs first.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:20 -

Then the cities from the tribe of Ephraim were allotted H1486 to the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, that is, to the rest of the sons of Kohath.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:40 - All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot H1486 was twelve cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:3 - Then Judah said to his brother Simeon, “Go up with me into [fn]the territory H1486 allotted H1486 me, and let’s fight the Canaanites; and [fn]I in turn will go with you into [fn]the territory H1486 allotted H1486 you.” So Simeon went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:9 - “But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up against it by lot H1486.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:54 -

Now these are their settlements according to their camps within their borders. To the sons of Aaron of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot H1486),

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:61 -

Then to the rest of the sons of Kohath were given by lot H1486, from the family of the tribe, from the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:63 - To the sons of Merari were given by lot H1486, according to their families, from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:65 - They gave by lot H1486 from the tribe of the sons of Judah, the tribe of the sons of Simeon, and the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, these cities which are mentioned by name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:5 - So they were divided by lot H1486, the one as the other; for they were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God, both from the [fn]descendants of Eleazar and the [fn]descendants of Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:7 -

Now the first lot H1486 came out for Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:31 - These also cast lots H1486 just as their relatives, the sons of Aaron did in the presence of David the king, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers’ households of the priests and of the Levites—the head of fathers’ households as well as those of his younger brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:8 - They cast lots H1486 for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:9 -

Now the first lot H1486 came out for Asaph to Joseph, the second for Gedaliah, he with his relatives and sons were twelve;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:13 - They cast lots H1486, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers’ households, for every gate.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:14 - The lot H1486 to the east fell to [fn]Shelemiah. Then they cast lots H1486 for his son Zechariah, a counselor with insight, and his lot H1486 came out to the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:34 -

Likewise we cast lots H1486 for the supply of wood among the priests, the Levites, and the people so that they could bring it to the house of our God, according to our fathers’ households, at set times annually, to burn on the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the Law;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:1 -

Now the leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem, but the rest of the people cast lots H1486 to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while nine-tenths remained in the other cities.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:7 -

In the first month, which is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, [fn]Pur, that is the lot H1486, was cast before Haman from day to day and from month to month, [fn]until the twelfth month, that is the month Adar.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:24 - For Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the adversary of all the Jews, had schemed against the Jews to eliminate them, and had cast Pur, that is the lot H1486, to disturb them and eliminate them.

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