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13 1 Now Joshua was old and advanced in years; and Yahweh 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 Geshurites 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, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of the Avvim, 13 4 in the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah which belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the boundary of the Amorites, 13 5 and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath, 13 6 all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians. 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 Manasseh."

13 8 With the other half of the tribe of Manasseh the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of Yahweh gave them: 13 9 from Aroer, 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 Medeba 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 Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah; 13 12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); these Moses had defeated and driven out. 13 13 Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites; but Geshur and Maacath 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 Yahweh 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 Aroer, 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 Medeba; 13 17 with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon, 13 18 and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, 13 19 and Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley, 13 20 and Beth-peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth, 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 Midian, 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 Beor, 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 Aroer, which is east of Rabbah, 13 26 and from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the territory of Debir, 13 27 and in the valley Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, 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 Chinnereth, 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 Manasseh; it was allotted to the half-tribe of the Manassites according to their families. 13 30 Their region extended from Mahanaim, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities, 13 31 and half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan; these were allotted to the people of Machir the son of Manasseh 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; Yahweh 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 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. 14 2 Their inheritance was by lot, as Yahweh 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, 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. 14 5 The people of Israel did as Yahweh commanded Moses; they allotted the land.

14 6 Then 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. 14 7 I 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. 14 8 But my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed Yahweh 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 Yahweh my God.' 14 10 And 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. 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 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."

14 13 Then Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14 14 So Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed Yahweh, the God of Israel. 14 15 Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba; 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 Akrabbim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Kadesh-barnea, 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 Adummim, which is on the south side of the valley; and the boundary passes along to the waters of En-shemesh, and ends at En-rogel; 15 8 then the boundary goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jebusite (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 Rephaim; 15 9 then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain to the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah, and from there to the cities of Mount Ephron; then the boundary bends round to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim); 15 10 and the boundary circles west of Baalah to Mount Seir, passes along to the northern shoulder of Mount Jearim (that is, Chesalon), and goes down to Beth-shemesh, 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 Shikkeron, and passes along to Mount Baalah, 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 Yahweh to Joshua, he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the people of Judah, Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak). 15 14 And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman 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 Kiriath-sepher. 15 16 And Caleb said, "Whoever smites Kiriath-sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife." 15 17 And Othniel 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, Dimonah, Adadah, 15 23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan, 15 24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth, 15 25 Hazor-hadattah, Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor), 15 26 Amam, Shema, Moladah, 15 27 Hazar-gaddah, Heshmon, Beth-pelet, 15 28 Hazar-shual, Beer-sheba, Biziothiah, 15 29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem, 15 30 Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah, 15 31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah, 15 32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine cities, with their villages.

15 33 And in the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, 15 34 Zanoah, En-gannim, Tappuah, Enam, 15 35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah, 15 36 Shaaraim, Adithaim, Gederah, Gederothaim: fourteen cities with their villages.

15 37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal-gad, 15 38 Dilean, Mizpeh, Jokyoul, 15 39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, 15 40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish, 15 41 Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages.

15 42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan, 15 43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib, 15 44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: 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, Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir), 15 50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim, 15 51 Goshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages.

15 52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan, 15 53 Janim, Beth-tappuah, Aphekah, 15 54 Humtah, Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior: nine cities with their villages.

15 55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, 15 56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah, 15 57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages.

15 58 Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor, 15 59 Maarath, Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities with their villages.

15 60 Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah: two cities with their villages.

15 61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah, 15 62 Nibshan, the City of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages.

15 63 But the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah could not drive out; so the Jebusites 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 Ataroth, the territory of the Archites; 16 3 then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea.

16 4 The people of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance.

16 5 The territory of the Ephraimites by their families was as follows: the boundary of their inheritance on the east was Ataroth-addar as far as Upper Beth-horon, 16 6 and the boundary goes thence to the sea; on the north is Michmethath; then on the east the boundary turns round toward Taanath-shiloh, and passes along beyond it on the east to Janoah, 16 7 then it goes down from Janoah to Ataroth and to Naarah, and touches Jericho, ending at the Jordan. 16 8 From Tappuah the boundary goes westward to the brook Kanah, and ends at the sea. Such is the inheritance of the tribe of the Ephraimites by their families, 16 9 together with the towns which were set apart for the Ephraimites within the inheritance of the Manassites, 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 Ephraim to this day but have become slaves to do forced labour.

17 1 Then allotment was made to the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the first-born of Joseph. To Machir the first-born of Manasseh, 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 Manasseh, by their families, Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher, and Shemida; these were the male descendants of Manasseh the son of Joseph, by their families.

17 3 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, 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 Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the leaders, and said, "Yahweh commanded Moses to give us an inheritance along with our brethren." So according to the commandment of Yahweh he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father. 17 5 Thus there fell to Manasseh ten portions, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of the Jordan; 17 6 because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance along with his sons. The land of Gilead was allotted to the rest of the Manassites.

17 7 The territory of Manasseh reached from Asher to Michmethath, which is east of Shechem; then the boundary goes along southward to the inhabitants of Entappuah. 17 8 The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but the town of Tappuah on the boundary of Manasseh belonged to the sons of Ephraim. 17 9 Then the boundary went down to the brook Kanah. The cities here, to the south of the brook, among the cities of Manasseh, belong to Ephraim. Then the boundary of Manasseh goes on the north side of the brook and ends at the sea; 17 10 the land to the south being Ephraim's and that to the north being Manasseh's, with the sea forming its boundary; on the north Asher is reached, and on the east Issachar. 17 11 Also in Issachar and in Asher Manasseh had Beth-shean 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 Taanach and its villages, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; the third is Naphath. 17 12 Yet the sons of Manasseh 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 labour, 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 Yahweh 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 Perizzites and the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim 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-shean and its villages and those in the Valley of Jezreel." 17 17 Then Joshua said to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, "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 Yahweh, 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 Yahweh our God. 18 7 The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of Yahweh is their heritage; and Gad and Reuben and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of Yahweh 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 Yahweh 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 Yahweh; 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-aven. 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 Ataroth-addar, upon the mountain that lies south of Lower Beth-horon. 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-horon, and it ends at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), a city belonging to the tribe of Judah. This forms the western side. 18 15 And the southern side begins at the outskirts of Kiriath-jearim; and the boundary goes from there to Ephron, to the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah; 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 Rephaim; and it then goes down the valley of Hinnom, south of the shoulder of the Jebusites, and downward to En-rogel; 18 17 then it bends in a northerly direction going on to En-shemesh, and thence goes to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim; 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-keziz, 18 22 Beth-arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel, 18 23 Avvim, Parah, Ophrah, 18 24 Chephar-ammoni, Ophni, Geba - twelve cities with their villages: 18 25 Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth, 18 26 Mizpeh, Chephirah, Mozah, 18 27 Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah, 18 28 Zela, Haeleph, Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), Gibeah and Kiriath-jearim - 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, Moladah, 19 3 Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem, 19 4 Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 19 5 Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah, 19 6 Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen - 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 Baalath-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 Zebulun, 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 Mareal, and touches Dabbesheth, then the brook which is east of Jokneam; 19 12 from Sarid it goes in the other direction eastward toward the sunrise to the boundary of Chisloth-tabor; thence it goes to Daberath, then up to Japhia; 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 Neah; 19 14 then on the north the boundary turns about to Hannathon, and it ends at the valley of Iphtahel; 19 15 and Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem - twelve cities with their villages. 19 16 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Zebulun, according to its families - these cities with their villages.

19 17 The fourth lot came out for Issachar, for the tribe of Issachar, according to its families. 19 18 Its territory included Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem, 19 19 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 19 20 Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 19 21 Remeth, En-gannim, En-haddah, Beth-pazzez; 19 22 the boundary also touches Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh, and its boundary ends at the Jordan - sixteen cities with their villages. 19 23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Issachar, 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, Achshaph, 19 26 Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal; on the west it touches Carmel and Shihor-libnath, 19 27 then it turns eastward, it goes to Beth-dagon, and touches Zebulun and the valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel; 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 Naphtali, for the tribe of Naphtali, according to its families. 19 33 And its boundary ran from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim, and Adami-nekeb, and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum; and it ended at the Jordan; 19 34 then the boundary turns westward to Aznoth-tabor, and goes from there to Hukkok, touching Zebulun 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, Chinnereth, 19 36 Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 19 37 Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor, 19 38 Yiron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh - nineteen cities with their villages. 19 39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali 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, Eshtaol, Ir-shemesh, 19 42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah, 19 43 Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 19 44 Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 19 45 Jehud, Bene-berak, Gath-rimmon, 19 46 and Me-jarkon 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 Yahweh they gave him the city which he asked, Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim; and he rebuilt the city, and settled in it.

19 51 These are the inheritances 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 by lot at Shiloh before Yahweh, at the door of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.


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