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Deuteronomy 32:8-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

When the Most High allotted each nation its heritage,
    when he separated out human beings,
He set up the boundaries of the peoples
    after the number of the divine beings;[a]
But the Lord’s portion was his people;
    his allotted share was Jacob.


  1. 32:8 Divine beings: lit., “sons of God” (see also v. 43); members of the divine assembly; cf. 1 Kgs 22:19; Jb 1:6; 2:1; 38:7; Ps 82; 89:6–7. The nations are portrayed as having their respective tutelary deities.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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