The Promised Land
(Category 6 of 16)
CHAPTER 13 References
1 aJosh. 14:10;
2 aJudg. 3:1–3
c2 Sam. 3:3
3 aJer. 2:18
4 aJosh. 12:18;
5 a1 Kin. 5:18;
bJosh. 12:7 1Or Giblites
6 aJosh. 11:8
bJosh. 23:13 1Heb.
Misrephoth Maim, lit. Burnings of Water
Remaining Land to Be Conquered
1 Now Joshua awas old, advanced in years. And the LORD said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.
2 a“This is the land that yet remains: ball the territory of the Philistines and all cthat of the Geshurites,
3 a“from Sihor, which is east of Egypt, as far as the border of Ekron northward (which is counted as Canaanite); the bfive lords of the Philistines—the Gazites, the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also cthe Avites;
4 “from the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians aas far as Aphek, to the border of bthe Amorites;
5 “the land of athe 1Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, bfrom Baal Gad below Mount Hermon as far as the entrance to Hamath;
6 “all the inhabitants of the mountains from Lebanon as far as athe 1Brook Misrephoth, and all the Sidonians— them bI will drive out from before the children of Israel; only
cdivide2 it by lot to Israel as an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
7 “Now therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.”
The Land Divided East of the
8 With the other half-tribe the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, awhich Moses had given them, bbeyond the
9 from Aroer which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and the town that is in the midst of the ravine, aand all the plain of Medeba as far as Dibon;
10 aall the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the border of the children of Ammon;
11 aGilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan as far as Salcah;
12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei, who remained of athe remnant of the giants; bfor Moses had 1defeated and 2cast out these.
13 Nevertheless the children of Israel adid not drive out the Geshurites or the Maachathites, but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
14 aOnly to the tribe of Levi he had given 1no inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, bas He said to them.
The Land of Reuben
15 aAnd Moses had given to the tribe of the children of Reuben an inheritance according to their families.
16 Their territory was afrom Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, band the city that is in the midst of the ravine, cand all the plain by Medeba;
17 aHeshbon and all its cities that are in the plain: Dibon, Baal, Beth Baal Meon,
18 aJahaza, Kedemoth, Mephaath,
19 aKirjathaim, bSibmah, Zereth Shahar on the mountain of the valley,
20 Beth Peor, athe slopes of Pisgah, and Beth Jeshimoth—
21 aall the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, bwhom Moses had struck cwith the princes of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, who were princes of Sihon dwelling in the country.
22 The children of Israel also killed with the sword aBalaam the son of Beor, the 1soothsayer, among those who were killed by them.
6 cJosh. 14:1, 2
8 aNum. 32:33
9 aNum. 21:30
11 aJosh. 12:5
12 aDeut. 3:11
34, 35 1Lit.
13 aJosh. 13:11
14 aJosh. 14:3,
4 bJosh. 13:33
1no land as a
16 aJosh. 12:2
20 aDeut. 3:17
21 aDeut. 3:10
22 aNum. 22:5;
25 aNum. 32:1,
34:11 1Sea of
31 aJosh. 9:10;
CHAPTER 14 References
2 aNum. 26:55;
3 aJosh. 13:8,
23 And the border of the children of Reuben was the bank of the. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and their villages.
The Land of Gad
24 aMoses also had given an inheritance to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad according to their families.
25 aTheir territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, band half the land of the Ammonites as far as Aroer, which is before cRabbah, 26 and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpah and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir,
27 and in the valley aBeth Haram, Beth Nimrah, bSuccoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, with the as its border, as far as the edge cof the 1Sea of Chinnereth, on the other side of the eastward.
28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and their villages.
Half the Tribe of Manasseh (East)
29 aMoses also had given an inheritance to half the tribe of Manasseh; it was for half the tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families:
30 Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and aall the towns of Jair which are in Bashan, sixty cities;
31 half of Gilead, and aAshtaroth and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the bchildren of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the children of Machir according to their families.
32 These are the areas which Moses had 1distributed as an inheritance in the plains of on the other side of the , by Jericho eastward.
33 aBut to the tribe of Levi Moses had given no inheritance; the LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, bas He had said to them.
The Land Divided West of the
1 These are the areas which the children of Israel inherited in the land of
2 Their inheritance was aby lot, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.
3 aFor Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the halftribe on the other side of the ;
but to the Levites he had given no inheritance among them.
4 For athe children of Joseph were two tribes: Manasseh and Ephraim. And they gave no part to the Levites in the land, except bcities to dwell in, with their common-lands for their livestock and their property.
5 aAs the LORD had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the land.
Caleb Inherits Hebron
6 Then the children of
7 “I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD asent me from Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.
8 “Nevertheless amy brethren who went up with me made the 1heart of the people melt, but I wholly bfollowed the LORD my God.
9 “So Moses swore on that day, saying, a‘Surely the land bwhere your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’
10 “And now, behold, the LORD has kept me aalive, bas He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel 1wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eightyfive years old.
11 a“As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both bfor going out and for coming in.
12 “Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how athe Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. bIt may be that the LORD will be with me, and cI shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said.”
13 And Joshua ablessed him, band gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.
14 aHebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he bwholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
15 And athe name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim). bThen the land had rest from war.
The Land of
1 So this was the 1lot of the tribe of the children ofaccording to their families: aThe border
4 a2 Chr. 30:1
5 aJosh. 21:2
6 aNum. 32:11,
7 aNum. 13:6,
8 aNum. 13:31,
the people fail
9 aNum. 14:23,
24 bDeut. 1:36
14:24, 30, 38
11 aDeut. 34:7
13 aJosh. 22:6
14 aJosh. 21:12
bJosh. 14:8, 9
15 aGen. 23:2
CHAPTER 15 References
1 aNum. 34:3
2 aNum. 34:3, 4
3 aNum. 34:4
4 aNum. 34:5
6 aJosh. 18:19,
7 aJosh. 13:26
c2 Sam. 17:17
8 aJosh. 18:16
9 aJosh. 18:15
b1 Chr. 13:6
10 aGen. 38:13
11 aJosh. 19:43
13 aJosh. 14:13
2 And their asouthern border began at the shore of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward.
3 Then it went out to the southern side of athe Ascent of Akrabbim, passed along to , ascended on the south side of Barnea, passed along to Hezron, went up to Adar, and went around to Karkaa.
4 From there it passed atoward Azmon and went out to the Brook of Egypt; and the border ended at the sea. This shall be your southern border.
5 The east border was the Salt Sea as far as the mouth of the . And the aborder on the northern quarter began at the bay of the sea at the mouth of the .
6 The border went up to aBeth Hoglah and passed north of Beth Arabah; and the border went up bto the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
7 Then the border went up toward aDebir from bthe Valley of Achor, and it turned northward toward Gilgal, which is before the Ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the valley. The border continued toward the waters of En Shemesh and ended at cEn Rogel.
8 And the border went up aby the Valley of the Son of Hinnom to the southern slope of the bJebusite city (which is Jerusalem). The border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the Valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the Valley cof 1Rephaim northward.
9 Then the border went around from the top of the hill to athe fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and extended to the cities of Mount Ephron. And the border went around bto Baalah (which is cKirjath Jearim).
10 Then the border 1turned westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (which is Chesalon), went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed on to aTimnah.
11 And the border went out to the side of aEkron northward. Then the border went around to Shicron, passed along to Mount Baalah, and extended to Jabneel; and the border ended at the sea.
12 The west border was athe coastline of the Great Sea. This is the boundary of the children of all around according to their families.
Caleb Occupies Hebron and Debir
13 aNow to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a share among the children of b, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, namely, cKirjath Arba,
which is Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak).
14 Caleb drove out athe three sons of Anak from there: bSheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
15 Then ahe went up from there to the inhabitants of Debir (formerly the name of Debir was Kirjath Sepher).
16 aAnd Caleb said, “He who 1attacks Kirjath Sepher and takes it, to him I will give Achsah my daughter as wife.”
17 So aOthniel the bson of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him cAchsah his daughter as wife.
18 aNow it was so, when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. So bshe dismounted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you wish?”
19 She answered, “Give me a ablessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water.” So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
The Cities of
20 This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of
21 The cities at the limits of the tribe of the children of , toward the border of in the South, were Kabzeel, aEder, Jagur,
22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,
23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,
24 aZiph, Telem, Bealoth,
25 Hazor, Hadattah, Kerioth, Hezron (which is Hazor),
26 Amam, Shema, Moladah,
27 Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Beth Pelet,
28 Hazar Shual, aBeersheba, Bizjothjah,
29 Baalah, Ijim, Ezem,
30 Eltolad, Chesil, aHormah,
31 aZiklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,
32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and aRimmon: all the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.
33 In the lowland: aEshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
34 Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,
35 Jarmuth, aAdullam, Socoh, Azekah,
36 Sharaim, Adithaim, Gederah, and Gederothaim: fourteen cities with their villages;
37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad,
38 Dilean, Mizpah, aJoktheel,
39 aLachish, Bozkath, bEglon,
40 Cabbon, 1Lahmas, Kithlish,
41 Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages;
42 aLibnah, Ether, Ashan,
43 Jiphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
14 aJudg. 1:10,
16 aJudg. 1:12
17 aJudg. 1:13;
18 aJudg. 1:14
1 Sam. 25:23
19 aGen. 33:11
21 aGen. 35:21
24 a1 Sam.
28 aGen. 21:31;
30 aJosh. 19:4
31 aJosh. 19:5;
1 Sam. 27:6;
35 a1 Sam.
38 a2 Kin. 14:7
39 a2 Kin.
40 1Or Lahmam
42 aJosh. 21:13
46 aJosh. 11:22
47 aJosh. 15:4
54 aJosh. 14:15
55 a1 Sam.
18:14; 1 Sam.
62 a1 Sam.
63 aJudg. 1:8,
21; 2 Sam. 5:6;
1 Chr. 11:4
CHAPTER 16 References
1 aJosh. 8:15;
2 aJosh. 18:13;
3 aJosh. 18:13;
1 Kin. 9:17;
2 Chr. 8:5
1 Kin. 9:15;
1 Chr. 7:28
goings out of
it were at the
4 aJosh. 17:14
5 aJudg. 1:29;
1 Chr. 7:28, 29
c2 Chr. 8:5
6 aJosh. 17:7
44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages;
45 Ekron, with its towns and villages;
46 from Ekron to the sea, all that lay near aAshdod, with their villages;
47 Ashdod with its towns and villages, Gaza with its towns and villages— as far as athe Brook of Egypt and bthe Great Sea with its coastline.
48 And in the mountain country: Shamir, Jattir, Sochoh,
49 Dannah, Kirjath Sannah (which is Debir),
50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,
51 aGoshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages;
52 Arab, Dumah, Eshean,
53 Janum, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah,
54 Humtah, aKirjath Arba (which is Hebron), and Zior: nine cities with their villages;
55 aMaon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,
56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages;
58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,
59 Maarath, Beth Anoth, and Eltekon: six cities with their villages;
60 aKirjath Baal (which is Kirjath Jearim) and Rabbah: two cities with their villages.
61 In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,
62 Nibshan, the City of Salt, and aEn Gedi: six cities with their villages.
63 As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, athe children of could not drive them out; bbut the Jebusites dwell with the children of at Jerusalem to this day.
Ephraim and West Manasseh
1 The lot 1fell to the children of Joseph from the
2 then went out 1from aBethel to Luz, passed along to the border of the Archites at Ataroth,
3 and went down westward to the boundary of the Japhletites, aas far as the boundary of Lower Beth Horon to bGezer; and 1it ended at the sea.
4 aSo the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their 1inheritance.
The Land of Ephraim
5 aThe border of the children of Ephraim, according to their families, was thus: The border of their inheritance on the east side was bAtaroth Addar cas far as Upper Beth Horon.
6 And the border went out toward the sea on the north side of aMichmethath; then the border went around eastward to Taanath
Shiloh, and passed by it on the east of Janohah.
7 Then it went down from Janohah to Ataroth and 1Naarah, reached to Jericho, and came out at the .
8 The border went out from aTappuah westward to the bBrook Kanah, and 1it ended at the sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families.
9 aThe separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
10 aAnd they did not drive out the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day and have become forced laborers.
The Other Half-Tribe of Manasseh (West)
1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the afirstborn of Joseph: namely for bMachir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war; therefore he was given cGilead and Bashan.
2 And there was a lot for athe rest of the children of Manasseh according to their families: bfor the children of 1Abiezer, the children of Helek, cthe children of Asriel, the children of Shechem, dthe children of Hepher, and the children of Shemida; these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph according to their families.
3 But aZelophehad the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but only daughters. And these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
4 And they came near before aEleazar the priest, before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the rulers, saying, b“The LORD commanded Moses to give us an 1inheritance among our brothers.” Therefore, according to the commandment of the LORD, he gave them an inheritance among their father’s brothers.
5 Ten shares fell to aManasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side of the ,
6 because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons; and the rest of Manasseh’s sons had the land of Gilead.
7 And the territory of Manasseh was from Asher to aMichmethath, that lies east of Shechem; and the border went along south to the inhabitants of En Tappuah.
8 Manasseh had the land of Tappuah, but aTappuah on the border of
1 Chr. 7:28
8 aJosh. 17:8
goings out of
it were at the
9 aJosh. 17:9
13; Judg. 1:29;
1 Kin. 9:16
CHAPTER 17 References
1 aGen. 41:51;
b1 Chr. 7:18
3 aNum. 26:33;
4 aJosh. 14:1
5 aJosh. 22:7
7 aJosh. 16:6
8 aJosh. 16:8
9 aJosh. 16:9
11 a1 Chr. 7:29
1 Sam. 31:10;
1 Kin. 4:12
12 aJudg. 1:19,
13 aJosh. 16:10
14 aJosh. 16:4
1 Kin. 4:12
18 aDeut. 20:1
Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim.
9 And the 1border descended to the 2Brook Kanah, southward to the brook. aThese cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh. The border of Manasseh was on the north side of the brook; and it ended at the sea.
10 Southward it was Ephraim’s, northward it was Manasseh’s, and the sea was its border. Manasseh’s territory was adjoining Asher on the north and Issachar on the east.
11 And in Issachar and in Asher, aManasseh had bBeth Shean and its towns, Ibleam and its towns, the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, the inhabitants of En Dor and its towns, the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns—three hilly regions.
12 Yet athe children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities, but the Canaanites were determined to dwell in that land.
13 And it happened, when the children of Israel grew strong, that they put the Canaanites to aforced labor, but did not utterly drive them out.
More Land for Ephraim and Manasseh
14 aThen the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, “Why have you given us only bone 1lot and one share to inherit, since we are ca great people, inasmuch as the LORD has blessed us until now?”
15 So Joshua answered them, “If you are a great people, then go up to the forest country and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and the giants, since the mountains of Ephraim are too confined for you.”
16 But the children of Joseph said, “The mountain country is not enough for us; and all the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley have achariots of iron, both those who are of Beth Shean and its towns and those who are bof the Valley of Jezreel.”
17 And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph—to Ephraim and Manasseh— saying, “You are a great people and have great power; you shall not have only one 1lot,
18 “but the mountain country shall be yours. Although it is wooded, you shall cut it down, and its 1farthest extent shall be yours; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, athough they have iron chariots and are strong.”
The Remainder of the Land Divided
1 Now the whole congregation of the children of Israel
assembled together aat Shiloh, and bset up the tabernacle of meeting there. And the land was subdued before them.
2 But there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes which had not yet received their inheritance.
3 Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: a“How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers has given you?
4 “Pick out from among you three men for each tribe, and I will send them; they shall rise and go through the land, survey it according to their inheritance, and come back to me.
5 “And they shall divide it into seven parts. a shall remain in their territory on the south, and the bhouse of Joseph shall remain in their territory on the north.
6 “You shall therefore 1survey the land in seven parts and bring the survey here to me, athat I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.
7 a“But the Levites have no part among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance. bAnd Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance beyond the on the east, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them.”
8 Then the men arose to go away; and Joshua charged those who went to 1survey the land, saying, “Go, walk athrough the land, survey it, and come back to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh.”
9 So the men went, passed through the land, and 1wrote the survey in a book in seven parts by cities; and they came to Joshua at the camp in Shiloh.
10 Then Joshua cast alots for them in Shiloh before the LORD, and there bJoshua divided the land to the children of Israel according to their 1divisions.
The Land of Benjamin
11 aNow the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families, and the territory of their lot came out between the children of
12 aTheir border on the north side began at the , and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the mountains westward; it ended at the Wilderness of Beth Aven.
13 The border went over from there toward Luz, to the side of Luz a(which is Bethel) southward; and the border descended to Ataroth Addar
CHAPTER 18 References
1 aJosh. 19:51;
21:2; 22:9; Jer.
18:31; 1 Sam.
1:3, 24; 4:3, 4
3 aJudg. 18:9
5 aJosh. 15:1
6 aJosh. 14:2;
7 aNum. 18:7,
20; Josh. 13:33
8 aGen. 13:17
9 1described it
10 aActs 13:19
11 aJudg. 1:21
12 aJosh. 16:1
13 aGen. 28:19;
14 aJosh. 15:9
15 aJosh. 15:9
16 aJosh. 15:8
17 aJosh. 15:6
19 aJosh. 15:2,
5 1Lit. the
goings out of
1 Kin. 3:4, 5
28 aJosh. 15:8,
CHAPTER 19 References
1 aJudg. 1:3
2 a1 Chr. 4:28
Addar, near the hill that lies on the south side bof Lower Beth Horon.
14 Then the border extended around the west side to the south, from the hill that lies before Beth Horon southward; and 1it ended at aKirjath Baal (which is Kirjath Jearim), a city of the children of . This was the west side.
15 The south side began at the end of Kirjath Jearim, and the border extended on the west and went out to athe spring of the waters of Nephtoah.
16 Then the border came down to the end of the mountain that lies before athe Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is in the Valley of the 1Rephaim on the north, descended to the Valley of Hinnom, to the side of the Jebusite city on the south, and descended to bEn Rogel.
17 And it went around from the north, went out to En Shemesh, and extended toward Geliloth, which is before the Ascent of Adummim, and descended to athe stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
18 Then it passed along toward the north side of 1Arabah, and went down to Arabah.
19 And the border passed along to the north side of Beth Hoglah; then 1the border ended at the north bay at the aSalt Sea, at the south end of the . This was the southern boundary.
20 The was its border on the east side. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, according to its boundaries all around, according to their families.
21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, according to their families, were Jericho, Beth Hoglah, Emek Keziz,
22 Beth Arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel,
23 Avim, Parah, Ophrah,
24 Chephar Haammoni, Ophni, and Gaba: twelve cities with their villages;
25 aGibeon, bRamah, Beeroth,
26 Mizpah, Chephirah, Mozah,
27 Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah,
28 Zelah, Eleph, aJebus (which is Jerusalem), Gibeath, and Kirjath: fourteen cities with their villages. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.
Simeon’s Inheritance with
1 The asecond lot came out for Simeon, for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families. bAnd their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of
2 aThey had in their inheritance Beersheba (Sheba), Moladah,
3 Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem,
4 Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,
5 Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah,
6 Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen: thirteen cities and their villages;
7 Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan: four cities and their villages;
8 and all the villages that were all around these cities as far as Baalath Beer, aRamah of the South. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.
9 The inheritance of the children of Simeon was included in the share of the children of , for the share of the children of was 1too much for them. aTherefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of 2that people.
The Land of Zebulun
10 The third lot came out for the children of Zebulun according to their families, and the border of their inheritance was as far as Sarid.
11 aTheir border went toward the west and to Maralah, went to Dabbasheth, and extended along the brook that is beast of Jokneam.
12 Then from Sarid it went eastward toward the sunrise along the border of Chisloth Tabor, and went out toward aDaberath, bypassing Japhia.
13 And from there it passed along on the east of aGath Hepher, toward Eth Kazin, and extended to Rimmon, which borders on Neah.
14 Then the border went around it on the north side of Hannathon, and 1it ended in the Valley of Jiphthah El.
15 Included were Kattath, Nahallal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
16 This was the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
The Land of Issachar
17 The fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.
18 And their territory went to Jezreel, and included Chesulloth, Shunem,
19 Haphraim, Shion, Anaharath,
20 Rabbith, Kishion, Abez,
21 Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah, and Beth Pazzez.
22 And the border reached to Tabor, Shahazimah, and aBeth Shemesh; their border ended at the : sixteen cities with their villages.
23 This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.
8 a1 Sam.
9 aJosh. 19:1
11 aGen. 49:13
12 a1 Chr. 6:72
13 a2 Kin.
14 1Lit. the
goings out of
24 aJudg. 1:31,
26 a1 Sam.
15:12; 1 Kin.
18:20; Is. 33:9;
27 a1 Kin. 9:13
28 aGen. 10:19;
Acts 27:3 1So
with MT, Tg.,
Vg.; a few
1 Chr. 6:74)
29 aJudg. 1:31
33 1Lit. its
34 aDeut. 33:23
37 aJosh. 20:7
41 aJosh. 15:33
42 aJudg. 1:35;
1 Kin. 4:9
The Land of Asher
24 aThe fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.
25 And their territory included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph,
26 Alammelech, Amad, and Mishal; it reached to aMount Carmel westward, along the Brook Shihor Libnath.
27 It turned toward the sunrise to Beth Dagon; and it reached to Zebulun and to the Valley of Jiphthah El, then northward beyond Beth Emek and Neiel, bypassing aCabul which was on the left,
28 including 1Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, aas far as Greater Sidon.
29 And the border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of ; then the border turned to Hosah, and ended at the sea by the region of aAchzib.
30 Also Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob were included: twenty-two cities with their villages.
31 This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
The Land of Naphtali
32 aThe sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, for the children of Naphtali according to their families.
33 And their border began at Heleph, enclosing the territory from the terebinth tree in Zaanannim, Adami Nekeb, and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum; 1it ended at the .
34 aFrom Heleph the border extended westward to Aznoth Tabor, and went out from there toward Hukkok; it adjoined Zebulun on the south side and Asher on the west side, and ended at by the toward the sunrise.
35 And the fortified cities are Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,
36 Adamah, Ramah, Hazor,
37 aKedesh, Edrei, En Hazor,
38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath, and Beth Shemesh: nineteen cities with their villages.
39 This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.
The Land of Dan
40 aThe seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.
41 And the territory of their inheritance was Zorah, aEshtaol, Ir Shemesh,
42 aShaalabbin, bAijalon, Jethlah,
43 Elon, Timnah, aEkron,
44 Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath,
45 Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon,
46 Me Jarkon, and Rakkon, with the region 1near 2Joppa.
47 And the aborder of the children of Dan went beyond these, because the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem and took it; and they struck it with the edge of the sword, took possession of it, and dwelt in it. They called Leshem, bDan, 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 villages.
49 When they had 1made an end of dividing the land as an inheritance according to their borders, the children of Israel gave an inheritance among them to Joshua the son of Nun.
50 According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked for, aTimnath bSerah in the mountains of Ephraim; and he built the city and dwelt in it.
51 aThese were the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel divided as an inheritance by lot bin Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. So they made an end of dividing the country.
The Cities of Refuge
1 The LORD also spoke to Joshua, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: a‘Appoint1 for yourselves cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,
3 ‘that the slayer who kills a person accidentally or unintentionally may flee there; and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.
4 ‘And when he flees to one of those cities, and stands at the entrance of the gate of the city, and 1declares his case in the hearing of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city as one of them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.
5 a‘Then if the avenger of blood pursues him, they shall not deliver the slayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor unintentionally, but did not hate him beforehand.
6 ‘And he shall dwell in that city auntil he stands before the congregation for judgment, and until the death of the one who is high priest in those days. Then the slayer may return and come to his own city and his own house, to the city from which he fled.’ ”
7 So they appointed aKedesh in
47 aJudg. 18
50 aJosh. 24:30
b1 Chr. 7:24
CHAPTER 20 References
2 aEx. 21:13;
Deut. 19:2, 9
5 aNum. 35:12
6 aNum. 35:12,
7 aJosh. 21:32;
1 Chr. 6:76
2 Chr. 10:1
8 aDeut. 4:43;
1 Chr. 6:78
1 Kin. 22:3
9 aNum. 35:15
1As a resident
CHAPTER 21 References
2 aJosh. 18:1
4 aJosh. 21:8,
5 aJosh. 21:20
6 aJosh. 21:27
7 aJosh. 21:34
8 aJosh. 21:3
9 1Lit. called
Galilee, in the mountains of Naphtali, bShechem in the mountains of Ephraim, and cKirjath Arba (which is Hebron) in dthe mountains of
8 And on the other side of the , by Jericho eastward, they assigned aBezer in the wilderness on the plain, from the tribe of Reuben, bRamoth in Gilead, from the tribe of Gad, and cGolan in Bashan, from the tribe of Manasseh.
9 aThese were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel and for the stranger who 1dwelt among them, that whoever killed a person accidentally might flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood buntil he stood before the congregation.
Cities of the Levites
1 Then the heads of the fathers’ houses of the aLevites came near to bEleazar the priest, to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel.
2 And they spoke to them at aShiloh in the land of , saying, b“The LORD commanded through Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with their common-lands for our livestock.”
3 So the children of Israel gave to the Levites from their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their commonlands:
4 Now the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And athe children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, bhad thirteen cities by lot from the tribe of , from the tribe of Simeon, and from the tribe of Benjamin.
5 aThe rest of the children of Kohath had ten cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan, and from the halftribe of Manasseh.
6 And athe children of Gershon had thirteen cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the halftribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
7 aThe children of Merari according to their families had twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun.
8 aAnd the children of Israel gave these cities with their commonlands by lot to the Levites, bas the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses.
9 So they gave from the tribe of the children of and from the tribe of the children of Simeon these cities which are 1designated by name,
10 which were for the children of
Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for the lot was theirs first.
11 aAnd they gave them 1Kirjath Arba (Arba was the father of bAnak), cwhich is Hebron, in the mountains of , with the common- land surrounding it.
12 But athe fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
13 Thus ato the children of Aaron the priest they gave bHebron with its common-land (a city of refuge for the slayer), cLibnah with its common- land,
14 aJattir with its common-land, bEshtemoa with its common-land,
15 aHolon with its common-land, bDebir with its common-land,
16 aAin with its common-land, bJuttah with its common-land, and cBeth Shemesh with its common-land: nine cities from those two tribes;
17 and from the tribe of Benjamin, aGibeon with its common-land, bGeba with its common-land,
18 Anathoth with its common-land, and aAlmon with its common-land: four cities.
19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their common-lands.
20 aAnd the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites, the rest of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their 1lot from the tribe of Ephraim.
21 For they gave them aShechem with its common-land in the mountains of Ephraim (a city of refuge for the slayer), bGezer with its commonland,
22 Kibzaim with its common-land, and Beth Horon with its commonland: four cities;
23 and from the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with its common-land, Gibbethon with its common-land,
24 aAijalon with its common-land, and Gath Rimmon with its commonland: four cities;
25 and from the half-tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with its commonland and Gath Rimmon with its common-land: two cities.
26 All the ten cities with their common- lands were for the rest of the families of the children of Kohath.
27 aAlso to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, from the other half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave bGolan in Bashan with its common-land (a city of refuge for the slayer), and Be Eshterah with its common-land: two cities;
28 and from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its common-land, Daberath with its common-land,
29 Jarmuth with its common-land, and En Gannim with its commonland: four cities;
30 and from the tribe of Asher,
11 aJosh. 20:7;
1 Chr. 6:55
1Lit. City of
14:14; 1 Chr.
13 a1 Chr. 6:57
20:2, 7 cJosh.
15:42; 2 Kin.
14 aJosh. 15:48
15 a1 Chr. 6:58
16 a1 Chr. 6:59
17 aJosh. 18:25
18 a1 Chr. 6:60
20 a1 Chr. 6:66
21 aJosh. 20:7
24 aJosh. 10:12
27 aJosh. 21:6;
1 Chr. 6:71
32 aJosh. 20:7
34 aJosh. 21:7;
1 Chr. 6:77–81
36 aDeut. 4:43;
Josh. 20:8 1So
(cf. 1 Chr.
6:78, 79); MT,
Bg., Tg. omit
vv. 36, 37
38 aJosh. 20:8
41 aNum. 35:7
43 aGen. 12:7;
26:3, 4; 28:4,
13, 14 bNum.
44 aDeut. 7:23,
23:14; 1 Kin.
CHAPTER 22 References
Mishal with its common-land, Abdon with its common-land,
31 Helkath with its common-land, and Rehob with its common-land: four cities;
32 and from the tribe of Naphtali, aKedesh in Galilee with its commonland (a city of refuge for the slayer), Hammoth Dor with its commonland, and Kartan with its commonland: three cities.
33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their common-lands.
34 aAnd to the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its common-land, Kartah with its common-land,
35 Dimnah with its common-land, and Nahalal with its common-land: four cities;
36 1and from the tribe of Reuben, aBezer with its common-land, Jahaz with its common-land,
37 Kedemoth with its commonland, and Mephaath with its common- land: four cities;
38 and from the tribe of Gad, aRamoth in Gilead with its commonland (a city of refuge for the slayer), Mahanaim with its common-land,
39 Heshbon with its common-land, and Jazer with its common-land: four cities in all.
40 So all the cities for the children of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.
41 aAll the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their common-lands.
42 Every one of these cities had its common-land surrounding it; thus were all these cities.
The Promise Fulfilled
43 So the LORD gave to Israel aall the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they btook possession of it and dwelt in it.
44 aThe LORD gave them brest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And cnot a man of all their enemies stood against them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.
45 aNot a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
The Glory of God in His Goodness to Israel
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1 LET aGod arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
2 aAs smoke is driven away, So drive them away; bAs wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But alet the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; aExtol1 Him who rides on the 2clouds, bBy His name 3YAH, And rejoice before Him.
5 aA father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
6 aGod sets the solitary in families; bHe brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But cthe rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7 O God, awhen You went out before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, Selah
8 The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 aYou, O God, sent a plentiful rain, Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary.
10 Your congregation dwelt in it; aYou, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word; Great was the 1company of those who proclaimed it:
12 “Kingsa of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home divides the 1spoil.
13 aThough you lie down among the 1sheepfolds, bYou will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold.”
14 aWhen the Almighty scattered kings in it, It was white as snow in Zalmon.
15 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
16 Why do you 1fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks? aThis is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever.
17 aThe chariots of God are twenty thousand, Even thousands of thousands; The Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place.
PSALM 68 References
1 aNum. 10:35
2 a[Is. 9:18];
Hos. 13:3 bPs.
97:5; Mic. 1:4
3 aPs. 32:11
4 aDeut. 33:26
b[Ex. 6:3] 1Praise 2MT
heavens (cf. v.
34 and Is.
5 a[Ps. 10:14,
18; 146:9] 6 aPs. 107:4–7
7 aEx. 13:21;
[Hab. 3:13] 9 aLev. 26:4;
10 aDeut. 26:5;
12 aNum. 31:8;
13 aPs. 81:6
14 aJosh. 10:10
12:5]; 1 Kin.
9:3 1Lit. stare
17 aDeut. 33:2;
1:9; Eph. 4:8;
Phil. 2:9; Col.
3:1; Heb. 1:3
cActs 2:4, 33;
4:7–12] d[1 Tim. 1:13] ePs. 78:60
32:39] 21 aHab. 3:13
23 aPs. 58:10
b1 Kin. 21:19;
may dip your
24 1Lit. goings
25 a1 Chr. 13:8
33:28; Is. 48:1
27 aJudg. 5:14;
1 Sam. 9:21
28 aPs. 42:8; Is.
29 a1 Kin.
2 Chr. 32:23;
72:10; Is. 18:7
30 aPs. 22:12
b2 Sam. 8:2
3:10 cPs. 44:20
32 a[Ps. 67:3,
4] 33 aDeut.
46:6; Is. 30:30
34 aPs. 29:1
35 aPs. 76:12
19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah
20 Our God is the God of salvation; And ato GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
21 But aGod will wound the head of His enemies, bThe hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.
22 The Lord said, “I will bring aback from Bashan, I will bring them back bfrom the depths of the sea,
23 aThat 1your foot may crush them in blood, bAnd the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.”
24 They have seen Your 1procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
25 aThe singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.
26 Bless God in the congregations, The Lord, from athe fountain of Israel.
27 aThere is little Benjamin, their leader, The princes of and their 1company, The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
28 1Your God has acommanded your strength; Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.
29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, aKings will bring presents to You.
30 Rebuke the beasts of the reeds, aThe herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Till everyone bsubmits himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples who delight in war.
31 aEnvoys will come out of Egypt; bEthiopia will quickly cstretch out her hands to God.
32 Sing to God, you akingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah
33 To Him awho rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a bmighty voice.
34 aAscribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, And His strength is in the clouds.
35 O God, aYou are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!
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