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The borders of Judah.
4.From thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast. 5 And the east border was the salt-sea, even unto the end of Jordan : and their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea, at the uttermost part of Jordan: 6 And the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah ; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben : 7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward looking toward Gilgal, that is, before the going, up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of En-themesh, and the goings out thereof were at En-rogel: 8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom, unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem : and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward: 9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjath
mm : 10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim (which is Chesalon) on the north side, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed on to Timnah: 11 And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabeel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. 12 And the west border ovas to the great sea, and the coast thereof: this is the coast of the children of Judah round about, according to their families. 13 T And unto Caleb the son of Jehimneh he gave a part among the childrea of Judah, according to the commoment of the LoRD to Joshua, even to try of Arba the father of Anak, *hrh ritu is Hebron. 14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Taimai, the children of Anak. 15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: add the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher. 15 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kojath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 18 And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field. And she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou ? 19 Who answered, Give meablessing; for thou hast given me a south land, give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether spot 20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families. 21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur, 22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, 23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, 24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, 25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor, 26 Aman, and Shema, and Moladah, 27 And Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet, 28 And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Bizjothiah, 29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem, ; And Eltolad, and Chesel, and Hormall, 31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah, 32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon : all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages: 33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah, 34 And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam, 35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah, 36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim ; fourteen cities with their villages: 37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad, 38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, 39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, 40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish, 41 And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah ; sixteen cities with their villages: 42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, 43 And Jiphtah,and Ashnah, and Nezib, 44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshall; nine;ities with their villages: 45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages: 46 From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages:
17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the
47 Ashdod, with her towns and her vil
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lages, Gaza, with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof: 48 T And in the mountains, Shamur, and Jattir, and Socoh, 49 And Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which is Debir, 50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, 51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh ; eleven cities with their villages: 52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, 53 And Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah, 54 And Humtah, and Kirjath-arba (which is Hebron) and Zior ; nine citics with their villages: 55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, 56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, 57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah ; ten cities with their villages: 58 Hallmul, Beth-zur, and Gedor, 59 And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon ; six cities with their ; 60 Kirjath-baal (which is Kirjath-jearim) ". Rabbah ; two cities with ū. villages: 61 || In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah, 62 And Nibshan, and the city of salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages. 63 As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out : but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day. CHAP. XVI. 1 The generall orders ofthe sons of Josefth. 5 The border of the inheritance of Efthraim. 10 The Canaanites not conquered. A}} the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Beth-el, 2 And goeth out from Beth-el to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth, 3 And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings out thereof are at the sea. 4 So the children of Joseph, Manassch and Ephraim, took their inheritance. 5 || And the border of the children of Fphraim according to their families was thus : even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Ataroth-adar, unto Beth-horon the o ; 6 And the border wer:t out toward the sea to Michmethah on the north side; and the border went about eastward unto Taanath-shiloh, and passed by it on the east to Janohah ; 7 And it went down from Janohah to
Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan. 8 The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families. 9 And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages. 10. And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer : but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute. CHAP. XVII. 1 The lot of Manasseh. 7 His coast. 12 The Canaanites not driven out. 14. The children of Josefth obtain another lot. HERE was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh ; for he was the first-born of Joseph ; to wit, for Machir the firstborn o Manasseh, the father of Gilead : because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. 2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Azriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families. 3 T. But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LoRD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren: therefore according to the commandment of the Lord he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father. 5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which overe on the other side Jordan ; 6 Because the daughters of Manassch had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest of Manāsseh's sons had the land of Gilead. 7 's And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that lieth before Shechem ; and the border went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of En-tappuah. 8. Wow Manasseh had the land of Tapuah : but Tappuah on the border of Manassell belonged to the children of Ephraim ; 9 And the coast descended unto the
The Canaanites not driven out. CHAP.
These cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh : the coast of Manassein also ous on the north side of the river. and the out-goings of it were at the sea: 10 Southward it was Ephraim's, and northward it was Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east. 11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Beth-shean and her towns, and Illeam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries. 12 Yct the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 13 Yetit came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out. 14And the children of o spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LoRD hath o me hitherto 2 15 And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the i. if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee 16And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Beth-shean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.
17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and : great power: thou shalt not have one only: 18 But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down : and the out-goings of it shall be thine : # thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though thcy have iron chariots, and two-gh they be strong. CHAP. XVIII. * The tabernacle is set up at Shiloh. 2 To remainder of the land is described, lond divided by lots. 21 The cities of Benjamin. , A}} the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled togeth**Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of Congregation there : and the land *as sixlued before them. - And there remained among the chilof Israel seven tribes, which had not
* R&ived their inheritance.
3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land which the Lon D. God of your fathers hath given you? 4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them, and they §. come again to nile. 5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coast on the north, 6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the Lord our God. 7 But the Levites have no part among you ; for the priesthood of the LoRD is their inheritance. And Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manassch, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of the Lok D gave them. 8 || And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go, and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before the Lord in Shiloh. 9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh. 10 || And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the Lord : and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions. 11 || And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph. 12 And their border on the north sidc was from Jordan ; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward ; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Beth-aven. 13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz (which is Beth-el) southward ; and the border descended to Ataroth-adar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Beth-horon. 14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sca southwarl, from the hill that lieth before Beth-horon southward ; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjath-baal §, is Kurjath-jcarim) a city of the children of Judah. This was the west quarter. 15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kiriath-jearim, and the bor
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... cler went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah : 16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusion the south, and descended to En-rogel, 17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to En-shemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the ing up of Adummim, and descended to #. stone of Bohan the son of Reuben, 18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto Arabah : 19 And the border passed along to the side of Beth-hoglah northward: and the out-goings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jordan. This was the south coast. 20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This ovas the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coast thereof round about, according to their families. 21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families, were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah, and the valley of Keziz, 22 And Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim, and Beth-el, 23 And Avim, and Parah, and Oph
rah, 24And Chephar-haammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba ; twelve cities with their villages: 25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth, 26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah, i. And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Tara * 28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi(which is Jerusalem) Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families. CHAP. XIX. 1 The lot of Simeon, 10 of Zebulum, 17 of Issachar, 24 of Asher, 32 of Masihtali, 40 and of Dan. 49 The children of Israel give an inheritance to Joshua. NID the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah. 2 And they had in their inheritance, Beer-sheba, and Sheba, and Moladah, 3 And Hazar-shual, and Balah, and
Azem, 4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,
6 And Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen ; thirteen cities and their villages: 7 Ain, Remmon, and . and Ashan; four cities and their villages: 8 And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalath-beer, Ramath of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families. 9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too much for them : therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them. a 10 || And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid : 11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that
5 And Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-Susah,
is before Jokneam, 12 And turned from Sarid eastward, toward the sun-rising, unto the border of Chisloth-tabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia, 13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittah-hepher, to Ittah-kazin, and goeth out to Remmon-methoar to Neah ; 14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon : and the out-goings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthah-el: 15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Beth-lehem; twelve cities with their villages, 16 This is the inheritancé of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages. 17 || And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families. 18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, 19 And Hapharaim, and Shihon, and Anaharath, 20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and A
The lot of.Wahhtali and Dan. CHAP.
26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Mishcal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath ;
27 And turneth toward the sun-rising to Beth-dagon, and reacheth, to Zebuhin, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el toward the north side of Beth-emek, and Neel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left ha
nd, 28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hamman, and Kanah, even untogreat Zidon ; 29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre ; and the coast turneth to Hosah: and the out-goings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib : 30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rebob: twenty and two cities with their villages. 31. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages. 32 * The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the chilgo of Naphtali according to their famiits. 33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum ; and the out-goings thereof were at Jordan: 34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznoth-tabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sun-rising. 35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Cin
nereth, 36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and
Hazor, 37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and En
38 And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, and Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages. 39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages. 40 T.And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families. i 41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh, ** And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jothah, 43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and
4 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and 45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and
rimmon, 46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before Japho.
47 And the coast of the children of
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fore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father. 48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their v 49 || When ". had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them: 50 According to the word of the Lord they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnath-serah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein. 51 These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LoRD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country. CHAP. XX. 1 God commandeth, 7 and !, Israelites affloint six cities of refuge. Too also spake unto Joshua, saying, 2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, o: I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 3 That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither : and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. 4 And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city unto them, . give him a place, that he may dwell among them. 5 And..if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his jo. unwittingly, and hated him not before-time. 6 And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment, and until the death of the hig priest that shall be in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come unto his own city, and unto his own house, unto
the city from whence he fled.
7 || And they o Kadesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba (which is Hebron) in the mountain of Judah. 8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe
Dan, went out too httle for them : there
of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of