Casting Lots

Does Casting Lots have anything to do with God's judgment on the Church?


Da 12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy LOT at the end of the days.

Da 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Ps 142:5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my PORTION in the land of the living.

Ps 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the LOT of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

De 32:9 For the LORD’S portion is his people; JACOB is the LOT of his inheritance.

Ps 105:11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the LOT of your inheritance:

Ps 79:1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

Eze 48:29 This is the land which ye shall divide by LOT unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their PORTIONS, saith the Lord GOD.

Es 9:28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of PURIM (LOT) should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

Es 9:31 To confirm these days of PURIM in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.

Ps 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Da 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.

Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Isa 34:17 And he hath cast the LOT for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.


Jer 13:25 This is thy LOT, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.

Isa 57:6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy LOT: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?

Isa 17:14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the LOT of them that rob us.

Es 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, to consume them, and to destroy them;

Es 7:6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

2Ki 17:39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.

Ps 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

Joe 3:3 And they have cast LOTS for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

Ps 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast LOTS upon my vesture.

Mt 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting LOTS: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.


Pr 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap (bosom, midst…); but the whole disposing (judment) thereof is of the LORD.

Jon 1:7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah (type of Christ).

Ac 1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Ac 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

Ac 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.


The Bible appears to be relating LOT or the casting of LOTS to Christ Himself. Parting and casting LOT for His garment seems to point to God’s judgment (disposing) on the wicked. The Elect however, receive their LOT as God redeems them from Babylon. The LOT is cast in tribulation and God disposes on both judgment and salvation?