1And these are the inheritances which the people of Israel received in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel distributed to them. 2Their inheritance was by lot, as Yahweh had commanded Moses for the nine and one-half tribes. 3For Moses had given an inheritance to the two and one-half tribes beyond the Jordan; but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. 4For the people of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim; and no portion was given to the Levites in the land, but only cities to dwell in, with their pasture lands for their cattle and their substance. 5The people of Israel did as Yahweh commanded Moses; they allotted the land.
6Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal; and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know what Yahweh said to Moses the man of God in Kadesh-barnea concerning you and me. 7I was forty years old when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. 8But my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed Yahweh my God. 9And Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children for ever, because you have wholly followed Yahweh my God.' 10And now, behold, Yahweh has kept me alive, as he said, these forty-five years since the time that Yahweh spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness; and now, lo, I am this day eighty-five years old. 11I am still as strong to this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war, and for going and coming. 12So now give me this hill country of which Yahweh spoke on that day; for you heard on that day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities: it may be that Yahweh will be with me, and I shall drive them out as Yahweh said."
13Then Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14So Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed Yahweh, the God of Israel. 15Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba; this Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.
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