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13 1 Now Joshua was old and advanced in years; and the LORD said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed. 13 2 This is the land that yet remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Gesh'urites 13 3 (from the Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is reckoned as Canaanite; there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ash'kelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of the Avvim, 13 4 in the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mear'ah which belongs to the Sido'nians, to Aphek, to the boundary of the Amorites, 13 5 and the land of the Geb'alites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Ba'al-gad below Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath, 13 6 all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Mis'rephoth-ma'im, even all the Sido'nians. I will myself drive them out from before the people of Israel; only allot the land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. 13 7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manas'seh."

13 8 With the other half of the tribe of Manas'seh the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them: 13 9 from Aro'er, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland of Med'eba as far as Dibon; 13 10 and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the boundary of the Ammonites; 13 11 and Gilead, and the region of the Gesh'urites and Ma-ac'athites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Sal'ecah; 13 12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ash'taroth and in Ed're-i (he alone was left of the remnant of the Reph'aim); these Moses had defeated and driven out. 13 13 Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Gesh'urites or the Ma-ac'athites; but Geshur and Ma'acath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.

13 14 To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance; the offerings by fire to the LORD God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him.

13 15 And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the Reubenites according to their families. 13 16 So their territory was from Aro'er, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Med'eba; 13 17 with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; Dibon, and Ba'moth-ba'al, and Beth-ba'al-me'on, 13 18 and Jahaz, and Ked'emoth, and Meph'aath, 13 19 and Kir'iatha'im, and Sibmah, and Zer'eth-sha'har on the hill of the valley, 13 20 and Beth-pe'or, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jesh'imoth, 13 21 that is, all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses defeated with the leaders of Mid'ian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who dwelt in the land. 13 22 Balaam also, the son of Be'or, the soothsayer, the people of Israel killed with the sword among the rest of their slain. 13 23 And the border of the people of Reuben was the Jordan as a boundary. This was the inheritance of the Reubenites, according to their families with their cities and villages.

13 24 And Moses gave an inheritance also to the tribe of the Gadites, according to their families. 13 25 Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites, to Aro'er, which is east of Rabbah, 13 26 and from Heshbon to Ra'math-miz'peh and Bet'onim, and from Mahana'im to the territory of Debir, 13 27 and in the valley Beth-ha'ram, Beth-nim'rah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of Chin'nereth, eastward beyond the Jordan. 13 28 This is the inheritance of the Gadites according to their families, with their cities and villages.

13 29 And Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manas'seh; it was allotted to the half-tribe of the Manas'sites according to their families. 13 30 Their region extended from Mahana'im, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Ja'ir, which are in Bashan, sixty cities, 13 31 and half Gilead, and Ash'taroth, and Ed're-i, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan; these were allotted to the people of Machir the son of Manas'seh for the half of the Machirites according to their families.

13 32 These are the inheritances which Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan east of Jericho. 13 33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the LORD God of Israel is their inheritance, as he said to them.

14 1 And these are the inheritances which the people of Israel received in the land of Canaan, which Elea'zar 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. 14 2 Their inheritance was by lot, as the LORD had commanded Moses for the nine and one-half tribes. 14 3 For 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. 14 4 For the people of Joseph were two tribes, Manas'seh and E'phraim; 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. 14 5 The people of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses; they allotted the land.

14 6 Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal; and Caleb the son of Jephun'neh the Ken'izzite said to him, "You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God in Ka'desh-bar'nea concerning you and me. 14 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Ka'desh-bar'nea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. 14 8 But my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the LORD my God. 14 9 And 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 the LORD my God.' 14 10 And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the LORD spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness; and now, lo, I am this day eighty-five years old. 14 11 I 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. 14 12 So now give me this hill country of which the LORD spoke on that day; for you heard on that day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities: it may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out as the LORD said."

14 13 Then Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephun'neh for an inheritance. 14 14 So Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephun'neh the Ken'izzite to this day, because he wholly followed the LORD, the God of Israel. 14 15 Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kir'iath-ar'ba; this Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.

15 1 The lot for the tribe of the people of Judah according to their families reached southward to the boundary of Edom, to the wilderness of Zin at the farthest south. 15 2 And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward; 15 3 it goes out southward of the ascent of Akrab'bim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Ka'desh-bar'nea, along by Hezron, up to Addar, turns about to Karka, 15 4 passes along to Azmon, goes out by the Brook of Egypt, and comes to its end at the sea. This shall be your south boundary. 15 5 And the east boundary is the Salt Sea, to the mouth of the Jordan. And the boundary on the north side runs from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan; 15 6 and the boundary goes up to Beth-hoglah, and passes along north of Beth-arabah; and the boundary goes up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben; 15 7 and the boundary goes up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adum'mim, which is on the south side of the valley; and the boundary passes along to the waters of En-she'mesh, and ends at En-ro'gel; 15 8 then the boundary goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jeb'usite (that is, Jerusalem); and the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the valley of Reph'aim; 15 9 then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain to the spring of the Waters of Nephto'ah, and from there to the cities of Mount Ephron; then the boundary bends round to Ba'alah (that is, Kir'iath-je'arim); 15 10 and the boundary circles west of Ba'alah to Mount Se'ir, passes along to the northern shoulder of Mount Je'arim (that is, Ches'alon), and goes down to Beth-she'mesh, and passes along by Timnah; 15 11 the boundary goes out to the shoulder of the hill north of Ekron, then the boundary bends round to Shik'keron, and passes along to Mount Ba'alah, and goes out to Jabneel; then the boundary comes to an end at the sea. 15 12 And the west boundary was the Great Sea with its coast-line. This is the boundary round about the people of Judah according to their families.

15 13 According to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, he gave to Caleb the son of Jephun'neh a portion among the people of Judah, Kir'iath-ar'ba, that is, Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak). 15 14 And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak, She'shai and Ahi'man and Talmai, the descendants of Anak. 15 15 And he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kir'iath-se'pher. 15 16 And Caleb said, "Whoever smites Kir'iath-se'pher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife." 15 17 And Oth'ni-el the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. 15 18 When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field; and she alighted from her ass, and Caleb said to her, "What do you wish?" 15 19 She said to him, "Give me a present; since you have set me in the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water." And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

15 20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Judah according to their families.

15 21 The cities belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme South, toward the boundary of Edom, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur, 15 22 Kinah, Dimo'nah, Ada'dah, 15 23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan, 15 24 Ziph, Telem, Be-a'loth, 15 25 Ha'zor-hadat'tah, Ker'i-oth-hezron (that is, Hazor), 15 26 Amam, Shema, Mola'dah, 15 27 Ha'zar-gad'dah, Heshmon, Beth-pel'et, 15 28 Hazar-shu'al, Beer-sheba, Biziothi'ah, 15 29 Ba'alah, I'im, Ezem, 15 30 Elto'lad, Chesil, Hormah, 15 31 Ziklag, Madman'nah, Sansan'nah, 15 32 Leba'oth, Shilhim, A'in, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine cities, with their villages.

15 33 And in the lowland, Eshta'ol, Zorah, Ashnah, 15 34 Zano'ah, En-gan'nim, Tap'puah, Enam, 15 35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Aze'kah, 15 36 Shaara'im, Aditha'im, Gede'rah, Gederotha'im: fourteen cities with their villages.

15 37 Zenan, Hadash'ah, Mig'dal-gad, 15 38 Di'lean, Mizpeh, Jok'theel, 15 39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, 15 40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish, 15 41 Gede'roth, Beth-da'gon, Na'amah, and Makke'dah: sixteen cities with their villages.

15 42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan, 15 43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib, 15 44 Kei'lah, Achzib, and Mare'shah: nine cities with their villages.

15 45 Ekron, with its towns and its villages; 15 46 from Ekron to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.

15 47 Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the Brook of Egypt, and the Great Sea with its coast-line.

15 48 And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh, 15 49 Dannah, Kir'iath-san'nah (that is, Debir), 15 50 Anab, Esh'temoh, Anim, 15 51 Goshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages.

15 52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan, 15 53 Janim, Beth-tap'puah, Aphe'kah, 15 54 Humtah, Kir'iath-ar'ba (that is, Hebron), and Zi'or: nine cities with their villages.

15 55 Ma'on, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, 15 56 Jezreel, Jok'de-am, Zano'ah, 15 57 Kain, Gib'e-ah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages.

15 58 Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor, 15 59 Ma'arath, Beth-anoth, and El'tekon: six cities with their villages.

15 60 Kir'iath-ba'al (that is, Kir'iath-je'arim), and Rabbah: two cities with their villages.

15 61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Seca'cah, 15 62 Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En-ge'di: six cities with their villages.

15 63 But the Jeb'usites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah could not drive out; so the Jeb'usites dwell with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

16 1 The allotment of the descendants of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel; 16 2 then going from Bethel to Luz, it passes along to At'aroth, the territory of the Archites; 16 3 then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japh'letites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-hor'on, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea.

16 4 The people of Joseph, Manas'seh and E'phraim, received their inheritance.

16 5 The territory of the E'phraimites by their families was as follows: the boundary of their inheritance on the east was At'aroth-ad'dar as far as Upper Beth-hor'on, 16 6 and the boundary goes thence to the sea; on the north is Mich-me'thath; then on the east the boundary turns round toward Ta'anath-shi'loh, and passes along beyond it on the east to Jan-o'ah, 16 7 then it goes down from Jan-o'ah to At'aroth and to Na'arah, and touches Jericho, ending at the Jordan. 16 8 From Tap'puah the boundary goes westward to the brook Kanah, and ends at the sea. Such is the inheritance of the tribe of the E'phraimites by their families, 16 9 together with the towns which were set apart for the E'phraimites within the inheritance of the Manas'sites, all those towns with their villages. 16 10 However they did not drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: so the Canaanites have dwelt in the midst of E'phraim to this day but have become slaves to do forced labor.

17 1 Then allotment was made to the tribe of Manas'seh, for he was the first-born of Joseph. To Machir the first-born of Manas'seh, the father of Gilead, were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war. 17 2 And allotments were made to the rest of the tribe of Manas'seh, by their families, Abi-e'zer, Helek, As'ri-el, Shechem, Hepher, and Shemi'da; these were the male descendants of Manas'seh the son of Joseph, by their families.

17 3 Now Zeloph'ehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manas'seh, had no sons, but only daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 17 4 They came before Elea'zar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the leaders, and said, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance along with our brethren." So according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father. 17 5 Thus there fell to Manas'seh ten portions, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of the Jordan; 17 6 because the daughters of Manas'seh received an inheritance along with his sons. The land of Gilead was allotted to the rest of the Manas'sites.

17 7 The territory of Manas'seh reached from Asher to Mich-me'thath, which is east of Shechem; then the boundary goes along southward to the inhabitants of En-tap'puah. 17 8 The land of Tap'puah belonged to Manas'seh, but the town of Tap'puah on the boundary of Manas'seh belonged to the sons of E'phraim. 17 9 Then the boundary went down to the brook Kanah. The cities here, to the south of the brook, among the cities of Manas'seh, belong to E'phraim. Then the boundary of Manas'seh goes on the north side of the brook and ends at the sea; 17 10 the land to the south being E'phraim's and that to the north being Manas'seh's, with the sea forming its boundary; on the north Asher is reached, and on the east Is'sachar. 17 11 Also in Is'sachar and in Asher Manas'seh had Beth-she'an and its villages, and Ibleam and its villages, and the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its villages, and the inhabitants of Ta'anach and its villages, and the inhabitants of Megid'do and its villages; the third is Naphath. 17 12 Yet the sons of Manas'seh could not take possession of those cities; but the Canaanites persisted in dwelling in that land. 17 13 But when the people of Israel grew strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor, and did not utterly drive them out.

17 14 And the tribe of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me but one lot and one portion as an inheritance, although I am a numerous people, since hitherto the LORD has blessed me?" 17 15 And Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest, and there clear ground for yourselves in the land of the Per'izzites and the Reph'aim, since the hill country of E'phraim is too narrow for you." 17 16 The tribe of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us; yet all the Canaanites who dwell in the plain have chariots of iron, both those in Beth-she'an and its villages and those in the Valley of Jezreel." 17 17 Then Joshua said to the house of Joseph, to E'phraim and Manas'seh, "You are a numerous people, and have great power; you shall not have one lot only, 17 18 but the hill country shall be yours, for though it is a forest, you shall clear it and possess it to its farthest borders; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, though they have chariots of iron, and though they are strong."

18 1 Then the whole congregation of the people of Israel assembled at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there; the land lay subdued before them.

18 2 There remained among the people of Israel seven tribes whose inheritance had not yet been apportioned. 18 3 So Joshua said to the people of Israel, "How long will you be slack to go in and take possession of the land, which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you? 18 4 Provide three men from each tribe, and I will send them out that they may set out and go up and down the land, writing a description of it with a view to their inheritances, and then come to me. 18 5 They shall divide it into seven portions, Judah continuing in his territory on the south, and the house of Joseph in their territory on the north. 18 6 And you shall describe the land in seven divisions and bring the description here to me; and I will cast lots for you here before the LORD our God. 18 7 The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their heritage; and Gad and Reuben and half the tribe of Manas'seh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them."

18 8 So the men started on their way; and Joshua charged those who went to write the description of the land, saying, "Go up and down and write a description of the land, and come again to me; and I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh." 18 9 So the men went and passed up and down in the land and set down in a book a description of it by towns in seven divisions; then they came to Joshua in the camp at Shiloh, 18 10 and Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD; and there Joshua apportioned the land to the people of Israel, to each his portion.

18 11 The lot of the tribe of Benjamin according to its families came up, and the territory allotted to it fell between the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Joseph. 18 12 On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan; then the boundary goes up to the shoulder north of Jericho, then up through the hill country westward; and it ends at the wilderness of Beth-a'ven. 18 13 From there the boundary passes along southward in the direction of Luz, to the shoulder of Luz (the same is Bethel), then the boundary goes down to At'aroth-ad'dar, upon the mountain that lies south of Lower Beth-hor'on. 18 14 Then the boundary goes in another direction, turning on the western side southward from the mountain that lies to the south, opposite Beth-hor'on, and it ends at Kir'iath-ba'al (that is, Kir'iath-je'arim), a city belonging to the tribe of Judah. This forms the western side. 18 15 And the southern side begins at the outskirts of Kir'iath-je'arim; and the boundary goes from there to Ephron, to the spring of the Waters of Nephto'ah; 18 16 then the boundary goes down to the border of the mountain that overlooks the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is at the north end of the valley of Reph'aim; and it then goes down the valley of Hinnom, south of the shoulder of the Jeb'usites, and downward to En-rogel; 18 17 then it bends in a northerly direction going on to En-she'mesh, and thence goes to Geli'loth, which is opposite the ascent of Adum'mim; then it goes down to the Stone of Bohan the son of Reuben; 18 18 and passing on to the north of the shoulder of Beth-arabah it goes down to the Arabah; 18 19 then the boundary passes on to the north of the shoulder of Beth-hoglah; and the boundary ends at the northern bay of the Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jordan: this is the southern border. 18 20 The Jordan forms its boundary on the eastern side. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Benjamin, according to its families, boundary by boundary round about.

18 21 Now the cities of the tribe of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, Beth-hoglah, Emek-ke'ziz, 18 22 Beth-arabah, Zemara'im, Bethel, 18 23 Avvim, Parah, Ophrah, 18 24 Che'phar-am'moni, Ophni, Geba - twelve cities with their villages: 18 25 Gibeon, Ramah, Be-er'oth, 18 26 Mizpeh, Chephi'rah, Mozah, 18 27 Rekem, Irpeel, Tar'alah, 18 28 Zela, Ha-eleph, Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), Gib'e-ah and Kir'iath-je'arim - fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Benjamin according to its families.

19 1 The second lot came out for Simeon, for the tribe of Simeon, according to its families; and its inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the tribe of Judah. 19 2 And it had for its inheritance Beer-sheba, Sheba, Mola'dah, 19 3 Hazar-shu'al, Balah, Ezem, 19 4 Elto'lad, Bethul, Hormah, 19 5 Ziklag, Beth-mar'caboth, Ha'zar-su'sah, 19 6 Beth-leba'oth, and Sharu'hen - thirteen cities with their villages; 19 7 En-rimmon, Ether, and Ashan - four cities with their villages; 19 8 together with all the villages round about these cities as far as Ba'alath-beer, Ramah of the Negeb. This was the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon according to its families. 19 9 The inheritance of the tribe of Simeon formed part of the territory of Judah; because the portion of the tribe of Judah was too large for them, the tribe of Simeon obtained an inheritance in the midst of their inheritance.

19 10 The third lot came up for the tribe of Zeb'ulun, according to its families. And the territory of its inheritance reached as far as Sarid; 19 11 then its boundary goes up westward, and on to Mar'eal, and touches Dab'besheth, then the brook which is east of Jok'ne-am; 19 12 from Sarid it goes in the other direction eastward toward the sunrise to the boundary of Chis'loth-ta'bor; thence it goes to Dab'erath, then up to Japhi'a; 19 13 from there it passes along on the east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and going on to Rimmon it bends toward Ne'ah; 19 14 then on the north the boundary turns about to Han'nathon, and it ends at the valley of Iph'tahel; 19 15 and Kattath, Nahal'al, Shimron, I'dalah, and Bethlehem - twelve cities with their villages. 19 16 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Zeb'ulun, according to its families - these cities with their villages.

19 17 The fourth lot came out for Is'sachar, for the tribe of Is'sachar, according to its families. 19 18 Its territory included Jezreel, Chesul'loth, Shunem, 19 19 Haph'ara-im, Shion, Ana'harath, 19 20 Rabbith, Kish'ion, Ebez, 19 21 Remeth, En-gan'nim, En-had'dah, Beth-paz'zez; 19 22 the boundary also touches Tabor, Shahazu'mah, and Beth-she'mesh, and its boundary ends at the Jordan - sixteen cities with their villages. 19 23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Is'sachar, according to its families - the cities with their villages.

19 24 The fifth lot came out for the tribe of Asher according to its families. 19 25 Its territory included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Ach'shaph, 19 26 Allam'melech, Amad, and Mishal; on the west it touches Carmel and Shihor-lib'nath, 19 27 then it turns eastward, it goes to Beth-dagon, and touches Zeb'ulun and the valley of Iph'tahel northward to Beth-emek and Nei'el; then it continues in the north to Cabul, 19 28 Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, Kanah, as far as Sidon the Great; 19 29 then the boundary turns to Ramah, reaching to the fortified city of Tyre; then the boundary turns to Hosah, and it ends at the sea; Mahalab, Achzib, 19 30 Ummah, Aphek and Rehob - twenty-two cities with their villages. 19 31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Asher according to its families - these cities with their villages.

19 32 The sixth lot came out for the tribe of Naph'tali, for the tribe of Naph'tali, according to its families. 19 33 And its boundary ran from Heleph, from the oak in Za-anan'nim, and Ad'ami-nekeb, and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum; and it ended at the Jordan; 19 34 then the boundary turns westward to Az'noth-tabor, and goes from there to Hukkok, touching Zeb'ulun at the south, and Asher on the west, and Judah on the east at the Jordan. 19 35 The fortified cities are Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chin'nereth, 19 36 Ad'amah, Ramah, Hazor, 19 37 Kedesh, Ed're-i, En-ha'zor, 19 38 Yiron, Mig'dal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-she'mesh - nineteen cities with their villages. 19 39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Naph'tali according to its families - the cities with their villages.

19 40 The seventh lot came out for the tribe of Dan, according to its families. 19 41 And the territory of its inheritance included Zorah, Esh'ta-ol, Ir-she'mesh, 19 42 Sha-alab'bin, Ai'jalon, Ithlah, 19 43 Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 19 44 El'tekeh, Gib'bethon, Ba'alath, 19 45 Jehud, Bene-be'rak, Gath-rim'mon, 19 46 and Me-jar'kon and Rakkon with the territory over against Joppa. 19 47 When the territory of the Danites was lost to them, the Danites went up and fought against Leshem, and after capturing it and putting it to the sword they took possession of it and settled in it, calling Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor. 19 48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Dan, according to their families - these cities with their villages.

19 49 When they had finished distributing the several territories of the land as inheritances, the people of Israel gave an inheritance among them to Joshua the son of Nun. 19 50 By command of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked, Tim'nath-se'rah in the hill country of E'phraim; and he rebuilt the city, and settled in it.

19 51 These are the inheritances which Elea'zar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel distributed by lot at Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.


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