55 Be sure that the land is distributed by lot. What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 26:55

Commentary on Numbers 26:52-56

(Read Numbers 26:52-56)

In distributing these tribes, the general rule of equity is prescribed; that to many should be given more, and to fewer less. Though it seems left to the prudence of their prince, the matter at last must be settled by the providence of God, with which all must be satisfied.