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The borders of Judah.

CHAP. XV. Caleb's portion and conquest. 203 4 From thence it passed toward Azmon, 1 brother of Caleb, took it : and he gave and went out unto the river of Egypt; him Achsah his daughter to wife. and the goings out of that coast were at 18 And it came to pass, as she came the sea : this shall be your south coast. unto him, that she moved him to ask of

5 And the east border was the salt-sea, her father a field. And she lighted off even unto the end of Jordan : and their her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What border in the north quarter was from wouldest thou ? the bay of the sea, at the uttermost part of 19 Who answered, Give me a blessing; Jordan:

for thou hast given me a south land, give 6 And the border went up to Beth-hog-. Ime also springs of water. And he gave lah, and passed along, by the north of her the upper springs, and the nether Beth-arabah ; and the border went up to springs, the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben: 20 This is the inheritance of the tribe 7 And the border went up toward of the children of Judah according to their Debir from the valley of Achor, and so families. northward looking toward Gilgal, that 21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe is before the going up to Adummim, of the children of Judah toward the coast which is on the south side of the river: of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and and the border passed toward the waters Eder, and Jagur, of En-shemesh, and the goings out thereof 22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Awere at En-rogel :

dadah, 8 And the border went up by the valley 23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, of the son of Hinnom, unto the south side 24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, of the Jebusite ; the same is Jerusalem : 25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and the border went up to the top of the and Hezron, which is Hazor, mountain that lieth before the valley of 26 Aman, and Shema, and Moladah, Hinnom westward, which is at the end of 27 And Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, the valley of the giants northward : and Beth-palet,

9 And the border was drawn from the 28 And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, top of the hill unto the fountain of the and Bizjothjah, water of Nephtoah, and went out to the 29 Baalah, and lim, and Azem, cities of mount Ephron ; and the border 30 And Eltolad, and Chesel, and Horwas drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjath- | mah, jearim ;

31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and 10 And the border compassed from Baa- Sansannah, lah westward unto mount Seir, and pass- 32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and ed along unto the side of mount Jearim Ain, and Rimmon : all the cities are (which is Chesalon) on the north side, and twenty and nine, with their villages: went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed 33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zo an to Timnah:

reah, and Ashnah, 11 And the border went out unto the 34 And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tapside of Ekron northward: and the bor- puah, and Enam, der was drawn to Shicron, and passed a- 35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socol, and long to mount Baalah, and went out unto | Azekah, Jabneel; and the goings out of the border 36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and were at the sea.

Gederah, and Gederothaim ; fourteen 12 And the west border was to the cities with their villages : great sea, and the coast thereof; this is 37' Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migthe coast of the children of Judah round || dal-gad, about, according to their families.

38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Jok-
13 | And unto Caleb the son of Je- || theel,
phunneh he gave a part among the chil- 39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
dren of Judah, according to the com- .40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and
mandment of the LORD to Joshua, even Kithlish,
the city of Arba the father of Anak, 41 And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and
which city is Hebron.

Naamah, and Makkedah ; sixteen cities
14 And Caleb drove thence the three with their villages :
Sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and 42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
Talmai, the children of Anak.

43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah,and Nezib,
15 And he went up thence to the in- 44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Ma-
habitants of Debir: and the name of De- reshah ; nine çities with their villages ;
bir before was Kirjath-sephcr.

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45 Ekron, with her towns and her vil16 | And Caleb said, He that smiteth lages: Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him wi!! 46 From Ekron eren unto the sea, all I give Achsah my daughter to wife. that lay near Ashdod, with their villages : 17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the 47 Ashdod, with her towns and her vil

to be to

204 The cities of Judah.


The lot of Manasseh. lages, Gaza, with her towns and her vil | Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to lages, unto the river of Egypt, and the Jericho, and went out at Jordan. great sea, and the border thereof : 8 The border went out from Tappuah

48 | And in the mountains, Shamur, westward unto the river Kanah ; and the and Jattir, and Socoh,

goings out thereof were at the sea. This 49 And Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, is the inheritance of the tribe of the chilwhich is Debir,

dren of Ephraim by their families. 50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and 9 And the separate cities for the chilAnim,

dren of Ephraim were among the in51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Gi- heritance of the children of Manasseh, all loh ; cleven cities with their villages : the cities with their villages.

52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, 10 And they drave not out the Ca

53 And Janum, and Beth-tappuah, naanites that dwelt in Gezer : but the Caand Aphekah,

naanites dwell among the Ephraimites 54 And Humtah, and Kirjath-arba unto this day, and serve under tribute. (which is Hebron) and Zior ; nine cities

CHAP. XVII. with their villages :

1 The lot of Manasseh. 7 His coast. 12 55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, The Canaanites not driven out. 14 The

56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and children of Joseph obtain another lot. Zanoah,

HERE was also a lot for the tribe of 57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah ; ten cities with their villages :

of Joseph ; to wit, for Machir the first58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor, born of Manasseh, the father of Gilead :

59 And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and because he was a man of war, therefore Eltekon ; six cities with their villages: he had Gilead and Bashan.

60 Kirjath-baal (which is Kirjath-jea- 2 There was also a lot for the rest of rim) and Rabbah ; two cities with their the children of Manasseh by their famivillages :

lies ; for the children of Abiezer, and for 61 9 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, the children of Helek, and for the chilMiddin, and Secacah,

dren of Azriel, and for the children of 62_And Nibshan, and the city of salt, Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages. and for the children of Shemida : these

63 As for the Jebusites, the inhabit- | were the male children of Manasseh the ants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah son of Joseph by their families. could not drive them out : but the Jebu- 3 g But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, sites dwell with the children of Judah at the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the Jerusalem unto this day.

son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughCHAP. XVI.

ters : and these are the names of his 1 The general borders of the sons of Joseph. daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, 5 The border of the inheritance of Eph-Milcah, and Tirzah. raim. 10 The Canaanites not conquered. 4 And they came near before Eleazar A

fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto | Nun, and before the princes, saying, The the water of Jericho on the east, to the LORD commanded Moses to give us an wilderness that goeth up from Jericho inheritance among our brethren: therethroughout mount Beth-el,

fore according to the commandment of 2 And goeth out from Beth-el to Luz, | the LORD he gave them an inheritance and passeth along unto the borders of Ar- | among the brethren of their father. chi to Ataroth,

5 And there fell ten portions to Manas3 And goeth down westward to the seh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of Beth- which were on the other side Jordan; horon the nether, and to Gezer: and the 6 Because the daughters of Manassch goings out thereof are at the sea.

had an inheritance among his sons; and 4 So the children of Joseplı, Manasseh the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land and Ephraim, took their inheritance. of Gilead.

5 | And the border of the children of 7 And the coast of Manasseh was Ephraim according to their families was from Asher to Michmethah, that lieth tkus : even the border of their inheritance before Shechem; and the border went on the east side was Ataroth-adar, unto along on the right hand unto the inhabitBeth-horon the upper ;

ants of En-tappuah. 6 And the border wer:t out toward the 8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tapsea to Michmethah on the north side; and puah : but Tappuah on the border of the border went about eastward unto Manasseh belonged to the children of ETaanath-shiloh, and passed by it on the phraim ; east to Janohah;

9 And the coast descended unto the 7 And it went down from Janohah to Il river Kanah, southward of the river.

to me.

The Curaanites not driven out. CHAP. XVIII. The land divided by lot. 205 These cities of Ephraim are among the 3 And Joshua said unto the children of cities of Manasseh : the coast of Manassen Israel, How long are ye slack to go to posalso suas on the north side of the river, sess the land which the LORD God of and the otit-goings of it were at the sea : your fathers hath given you?

10 Southward it was Ephraim's, and 4. Give out from among you three men northward it svas Manasseh's, and the for each tribe: and I will send them, and sea is his border ; and they met together they shall rise, and go through the land, in Asher on the north, and in Issachar and describe it according to the inheriton the east.

ance of them, and they shall come again 11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Beth-shean and her towns, and 5 And they shall divide it into seven Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabit-parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on ants of Dor and her towns, and the in- | the south, and the house of Joseph shall habitants of En-cor and her towns, and abide in their coast on the north, the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, 6 Ye shall therefore describe the land and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her into seven parts, and bring the description towns, even three countries.

hither to me, that I may cast lots for you 12 Yet the children of Manasseh here before the Lord our God. cauld not drive out the inhabitants of 7 But the Levites have no part among the cities; but the Canaanites would you ; for the priesthood of the LORD is dwell in that land.

their inheritance. And Gad, and Reu13 Yet it came to pass, when the chil- | ben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have dren of Israel were waxen strong, that received their inheritance beyond Jordan they put the Canaanites to tribute ; but on the east, which Moses the servant of did not utterly drive them out.

the Lord gave them. 14 And the children of Joseph spake un- 8 | And the men arose, and went away: to Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me and Joshua charged them that went to but one lot and one portion to inherit, see- describe the land, saying, Go, and walk ing I am a great people, forasmuch as through the land, and describe it, and the LORD hath blessed me hitherto? come again to me, that I may here cast

15 And Joshua answered them, If thou || lots for you before the Lord in Shiloh. be a great people, then get thee up to the 9 And the men went and passed througi. wood country, and cut down for thyself the land, and described it by cities into there in the land of the Perizzites and of seven parts in a book, and came again to the giants, if mount Ephraim be too nar- Joshua to the host at Shiloh. row for thee.

10 1 And Joshua cast lots for them in 16 And the children of Joseph said, Shiloh before the LORD: and there JoshThe hill is not enough for us : and all the ua divided the land unto the children of Canaanites tirat dwell in the land of the Israel according to their divisions. - valley have chariots of iron, both they who 11 | And the lot of the tribe of the chilare of Beth-shean and her towns, and they dren of Benjamin came up according to who are of the valley of Jezreel.

their familics : and the coast of their lot 17 And Joshua spake unto the house of came forth between the children of JuJoseph, even to Ephraim and to Manas- dah and the children of Joseph. seh, saying, Thou art a great people, and 12 And their border on the north sido hast great power: thou shalt not have one vas from Jordan ; and the border went

up to the side of Jericho on the north sidle, 18 But the mountain shall be thine; for and went up through the mountains westit is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down :ward ; and the goings out thereof were and the out-goings of it shall be thine : at the wilderness of Beth-aven. for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, 13 And the border went over from though thcy have iron chariots, and thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz though they be strong;

(which is Beth-el) southward ; and the CHAP. XVIII.

border descended to Ataroth-aclar, near 1 The tabernacle is set up at Shiloh. 2 the hill that lieth on the south side of the

The remainder of the land is described, nether Beth-horon. 10 and divided by lots. 21 The cities 14 And the boriler was drawn thence, of Benjamin.

and compassed the corner of the sca And the whole congregation of the southward, fron the hill that lieth be

children of Israel assembled togeth- fore Beth-horon southward ; and the er at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of goings out thereof were at Kirjath-baal the congregation there : and the land (which is Kirjath-jcarim) a city of the was subdued before them.

children af Juilah. This was the west 2 And there remained among the chil- quarter. dren of Israel seven tribes, which had not 15 And the south quarter was froin yet received their inheritance,

tie end of Kirjath-jeariin, and the bor

lot only :

206 The cities of Benjamir. JOSHUA.

The lot of Zebulun, &c. der went out on the west, and went out to 6 And Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen ; the well of waters of Nephtoah :

thirteen cities and their villages : 16 And the border came down to the 7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Aend of the mountain that lieth before the shan; four cities and their villages : valley of the son of Hinnom, and which 8 And all the villages that were round is in the valley of the giants on the north, about these cities to Baalath-beer, Ramath and descended to the valley of Hinnom, of the south. This is the inheritance of to the side of Jebusi on the south, and de- il the tribe of the children of Simeon acscended to En-rogel,

cording to their families. 17 And was drawn from the north, and 9 Out of the portion of the children went forth to En-shemesh, and went forth of Judah was the inheritance of the chiltoward Geliloth, which is over against the dren of Simeon: for the part of the chilgoing up of Adummim, and descended to dren of Judah was too much for them : the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben, therefore the children of Simeon had

18 And passed along toward the side their inheritance within the inheritance over against Arabah northward, and went of them. down unto Arabah :

10 | And the third lot came up for the 19 And the border passed along to the children of Zebulun according to their side of Beth-hoglah northward: and the families: and the border of their inheritout-goings of the border were at the north ance was unto Sarid : bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jor- 11 And their border went up toward dan. This was the south coast.

the sea, and Maralah, and reached to 20 And Jordan was the border of it on Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that the east side. This was the inheritance is before Jokneam, of the children of Benjamin, by the coast 12 And turned from Sarid eastward, to thereof round about, according to their ward the sun-rising, unto the border of families.

Chisloth-tabor, and then goeth out to Da21 Now the cities of the tribe of the berath, and goeth up to Japhia, children of Benjamin according to their 13 And from thence passeth on along families, were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah, on the east to Gittah-hepher, to Ittah-kaand the valley of Keziz,

zin, and goeth out to Remmon-methoar 22 And Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim, to Neah ; and Beth-el,

14 And the border compasseth it on 23 And Avim, and Parah, and Oph- | the north side to Hannathon : and the rah,

out-goings thereof are in the valley of 24 And Chephar-haammonai, and Oph- Jiphthah-el: ni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their 15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and villages :

Shimron, and Idalah, and Beth-lehem; 25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth, twelve cities with their villages. 26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and 16 This is the inheritance of the chilMozah,

dren of Zebulun according to their fami27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Tar- | lies, these cities with their villages. alah,

17 | And the fourth lot came out to 28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi(which Issachar, for the children of Issachar acis Jerusalem) Gibeath, and Kirjath; four-cording to their families. teen cities with their villages. This is the 18 And their border was toward Jezinheritance of the children of Benjamin reel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, according to their families.

19 And Hapharaim, and Shihon, and CHAP. XIX.

Anaharath, i The lot of Simeon, 10 of Zebulun, 17 of 20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and A

Issachar, 24 of Asher, 32 of Naphtali, bez, 40 and of Dan. 49 The children of Is- 21 And Remeth, and En-gannim, and

rael give an inheritance to Joshua. En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez ; A con the second loteame for the Sim

22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, eon, even for the tribe of the child and Shahazimah, and Beth-shemesh; and dren of Simeon according to their fami- the out-goings of their border were at Jorlies: and their inheritance was within the dan : sixteen cities with their villages. inheritance of the children of Judah. 23 This is the inheritance of the tribe

2 And they had in their inheritance, | of the children of Issachar according Beer-sheba, and Sheha, and Moladah, to their families, the cities and their vil

3 And Hazar-shual, and Balah, and lages. Azem,

24 | And the fifth lot came out for the 4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hor-tribe of the children of Asher according mah,

to their families. 5 And Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, 25 And their border was Helkath, and and Hazar-susali,

Hali, and Belen, and Achshaph,

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The lot of Naphtali and Dan.

CHAP. xx. The six cities of refuge. 207 26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and, fore the children of Dan went up to fight Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel west- against Leshem, and took it, and smote ward, and to Shihor-libnath ;

it with the edge of the sword, and pos27 And turneth toward the sun-rising sessed it, and dwelt therein, and called to Beth-dagon, and reacheth to Zebu- Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their lun, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el to father. ward the north side of Beth-emek, and 48 This is the inheritance of the tribe Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left of the children of Dan according to their hand,

families, these cities with their villages. 28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Ham- 49 | When they had made an end of mon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon ; il dividing the land for inheritance by their

29 And then the coast turneth to coasts, the children of Israel gave an inRamah, and to the strong city Tyre; heritance to Joshua the son of Nun among and the coast turneth to Hosah: and the || them: out-gcings thereof are at the sea from 50 According to the word of the LORD the coast to Achzib :

they gave him the city which he asked, 30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Re- even Timnath-serah in mount Ephraim: hob: twenty and two cities with their and he built the city, and dwelt therein. villages.

51 These are the inheritances which 31 This is the inheritance of the tribe | Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of of the children of Asher according to their Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the families, these cities with their villages. tribes of the children of Israel, divided

32 The sixth lot came cut to the for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before children of Naphtali, even for the chil- | the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle dren of Naphtali according to their fami- of the congregation. So they made an end lies.

of dividing the country, 33 And their coast was from Heleph,

CHAP. XX. from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, | 1 God commandeth, 7 and the Israelites Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum ; and appoint six cities of refuge.

34 And then the coast turneth westward THE LORD also spake unto Joshua, to Aznoth-tabor, and goeth out from 2 Speak to the children of Israel, saythence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zeb- | ing, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, ulun on the south side, and reacheth to whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Asher on the west side, and to Judah up- | Moses : on Jordan toward the sun-rising.

3 That the slayer that killeth any per35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, son unawares and unwittingly may flee Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Cin- | thither : and they shall be your refuge nereth,

from the avenger of blood. 36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and 4 And when he that doth flee unto one Hazor,

of those cities shall stand at the entering of 37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and En-the gate of the city, and shall declare his hazor,

cause in the ears of the elders of that city, 38 And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, they shall take him into the city unto them, and Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh; nine- and give him a place, that he may dweli teen cities with their villages.


39 This is the inheritance of the tribe 5 And if the avenger of blood pursue
of the children of Naphtali according to after him, then they shall not deliver the
their families, the cities and their villages. ' slayer up into his hand; because he smote

40 And the seventh lot came out for his neighbour unwittingly, and hated him
the tribe of the children of Dan according not before-time.
to their families.

6 And he shall dwell in that city, until 41 And the coast of their inheritance he stand before the congregation for judgwas Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh, ment, and until the death of the high

42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and priest that shall be in those days: then Jethlah

shall the slayer return, and come unto his 43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and own city, and unto his own house, unto

the city from whence he fled. 44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and 7 ? And they appointed Kadesh in GaBaalath,

lilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in 45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba (which Gath-rimmon,

is Hebron) in the mountain of Judah. 46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with 8 And on the other side Jordan by Jethe border before Japho.

richo eastward, they assigned Bezer in the 47 And the coast of the children of wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe Dan, went ont too little for them : there- 1 of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of

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