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Want to know what the Bible says about Casting Lots? Here are 130 Bible verses about Casting Lots from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 16:33 NIV
The lot is cast into the lap,
    but its every decision is from the Lord.
Acts 1:26 NIV
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
Proverbs 18:18 NIV
Casting the lot settles disputes
    and keeps strong opponents apart.
Matthew 27:35 NIV
When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Jonah 1:7 NIV
Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.
Psalm 22:18 NIV
They divide my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.
Leviticus 16:8 NIV
He is to cast lots for the two goats—one lot for the Lord and the other for the scapegoat.
Mark 15:24 NIV
And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
Esther 3:7 NIV
In the twelfth year of King Xerxes, in the first month, the month of Nisan, the pur (that is, the lot ) was cast in the presence of Haman to select a day and month. And the lot fell on the twelfth month, the month of Adar.
Leviticus 16:8-10 NIV
8 He is to cast lots for the two goats—one lot for the Lord and the other for the scapegoat. 9 Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin offering. 10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat.
Numbers 26:55 NIV
Be sure that the land is distributed by lot. What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe.
John 19:24 NIV
“Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”
This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said,
“They divided my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.”
So this is what the soldiers did.
Joshua 18:10 NIV
Joshua then cast lots for them in Shiloh in the presence of the Lord, and there he distributed the land to the Israelites according to their tribal divisions.
Luke 1:9 NIV
he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
1 Chronicles 24:5 NIV
They divided them impartially by casting lots, for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar.
Luke 23:34 NIV
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Nehemiah 10:34 NIV
“We—the priests, the Levites and the people—have cast lots to determine when each of our families is to bring to the house of our God at set times each year a contribution of wood to burn on the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written in the Law.
1 Samuel 14:42 NIV
Saul said, “Cast the lot between me and Jonathan my son.” And Jonathan was taken.
Numbers 34:13 NIV
Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The Lord has ordered that it be given to the nine and a half tribes,
1 Chronicles 24:31 NIV
They also cast lots, just as their relatives the descendants of Aaron did, in the presence of King David and of Zadok, Ahimelek, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites. The families of the oldest brother were treated the same as those of the youngest.

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