Verb · A primitive root

A primitive root; to inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate:—divide, have (inheritance), take as a heritage, (cause to, give to, make to) inherit, (distribute for, divide (for, for an, by), give for, have, leave for, take (for)) inheritance, (have in, cause to, be made to) possess(-ion).


  1. to get as a possession, acquire, inherit, possess
    1. (Qal)
      1. to take possession, inherit
      2. to have or get as a possession or property (fig.)
      3. to divide the land for a possession
      4. to acquire (testimonies) (fig.)
    2. (Piel) to divide for a possession
    3. (Hithpael) to possess oneself of
    4. (Hiphil)
      1. to give as a possession
      2. to cause to inherit, give as an inheritance
    5. (Hophal) to be allotted, be made to possess

Usages (1/2)

Deuteronomy 32:8


divided to the nations.. Gave each nation their land. separated the sons of Adam You had three classifications of men at that time: the sons of God (known at the time as the Adamites but now as the Israelites), the sons of Men (the heathen nations) and the sons of the Wicked (the descendants of Cain and today the Edomites).

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Isaiah 14:2


And the people The Israelites. shall take them The other nations. The Israelites will put the heathens into hardcore slavery for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:5) because of all of the evil they have done to the Israelites. At the end of this period, the heathens will be in tribute to the Israelites, but the Edomites will be completely destroyed (Obadiah 1:18).

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