The lot is cast into the lap; but its every decision is of the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock
Lord. So the apostles had recourse to them, (Acts i. 26.) as the Cophts and Nestorians still do when there is a dispute about the election of a patriarch. (Renaudot iv. Perpet. i. 7. and 9.)
This mode may settle disputes, chap. xviii. 18. But we must not have recourse to it, except where the Church permits, lest we become the dupes of an idle curiosity. (Calmet)
Nothing happens by chance. (St. Augustine, City of God v. 9.)
Septuagint, "all things come into the breast of the unjust; but all just things proceed from the Lord. "(Haydock)