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The lot of the sons of Joseph. CHAP. XVI, XVII.
41 And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages: 42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, 43 And Ji htah,and Ashnah, and Nezib, 44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages: l 45 Ékron, with her towns and her viles: 46 From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages: 47 Ashdod, with her towns and her villages; Gaza, with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof: 48 || And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh, . . 49 And Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which is Debir, • 50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, 51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages: t 52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, 53 And janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah, 54 And, Humtah, , and Kirjath-arba (which is Hebron) and Zior; nine cities with their villages: 55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, 56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, 57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages: 58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor, 59 And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages: 60 Kirjath-baal (which is Kirjath-jearim) and Rabbah; two cities with their villages: G1 Ts. In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah, 62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-gedi: six cities with their villages. 63 As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jeru
The lot of Manasseh.
Ephraim according to their families was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Ataroth-adar, unto Beth-horon the upper; 6 And the border went out towards the sea to Michmethah on the north side; and the border went about eastward unto Taanath-shiloh, and passed by it on the east to Janohah; 7 And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan. & The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah; |P the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families. 9 And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages. * 10. And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute. CHAP. XVII. WTNHERE was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the first-born of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the first-born of Manasseh, the father of Gilead : because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. 2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families ; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families. 3's But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 4 And they came near before Eleazar. the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The Load commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren: therefore according to the commandment of the LoRD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father. 5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan; 6 Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest of Manasseh’s sons had the land of Gilead. 7's And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that lieth, before Shechen; and order went along on The tabernacle set up.
the right hand unto the inhabitants of Entappuah. 8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim: 9 And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of the river. These cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh : the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the out-goings of it were at the sea : 10 Southward it was Ephraim's, and morthward it was Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east. 11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Beth-shean and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries. 12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out. 14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the Lord hath blessed me hitherto 7 15 And Joshua answered them, if thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood-country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee. 16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the
2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance. 3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long areye slack to go to possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you? 4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them, and .# shall come again to me. 5 And they shall divide it intoseven parts: Judah shall abide in their coasts on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north. 6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the Lond our God. 7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the Lord is their inheritance. And Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of the LoRD gave them. 8 * And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went – to describe the land, saying, Go, and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots o before the Lord in Shiloh. 9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh. 10 || And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the Lord: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions. 11 of And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph. 12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Beth-aven. 13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz (which is Beth-ei) southward; and the border descended to Ataroth-adar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Bethhoron. 14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kiljath-baal (which is Kirjath
jearin) a city of the children of Judah.
This was the west quarter.
The cities of Benjamin.
15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjath-jearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah : 16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusion the south, and descended to En-rogel, 17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to En-shemesh, and went forth towards Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben, 18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto Arabah: 19 And the border passed along to the side of Beth-hoglah northward: and the out-goings of the border were at the north bay of the salt-sea at the south end of Jordan. This was the south coast. 20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts thereof round about, according to their families. 21 Now the cities of the tribe of the thildren of Benjamim according to their families, were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah, and the valley of Keziz, 22 And Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim, and Beth-el, 23 And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah, 24And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, i. Gaba; twelve cities with their vilages : #. Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth, 26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah, 27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah, 28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi,(which is Jerusalem) Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families. HAP. XIX. ND the second lot came forth to SiIneon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah. 2 And they had in their inheritance, Beer-sheba, and Sheba, and Moladah, 3 And Hazar-shual, and Balah, and
em, 4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah, 5 And Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susah, 6 And Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages: 7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan;
8 And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalath-beer, Ramath of the south. This is the inheritance of
ing to their families.
9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.
10 || And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families; and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid :
11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam,
ward the sun-rising, unto the border of Chisloth-tabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia, 13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittah-hepher, to Ittah-kazin, No. oth out to Remmon-methoar to easil - in And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthah-el: 15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Beth-lehem; twelve cities with their villages. 16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages. 17 || And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issacharaccording to their families. 18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, 19 And Hapharaim, and Shihon, and Anaharath, 20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez, - 21 And Remeth, and En-gannim, and En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez; 22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Beth-shemesh, and the out-goings of their border were atjor. dan; sixteen cities with their villages. 23 This is the inheritance of the tribe
"|of the children of Issachar according to
their families, the cities and their villages. 24 || And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families. ' 25 And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph, 26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal ; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath ;
four cities and their villages:
27 And ume, oward the sun-rising
the tribe of the children of Simeon accord
12 And turned from Sarid eastward, to
to Beth-dagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el towards the north side of Beth-emek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand, 28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon; 29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah : and the out-goings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib : 30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages. 31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages. 32 * The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families. 33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Ailon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jahneel, unto Lakum ; and the out-goings thereof were at Jordan: 34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznoth-tabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to ZebuJun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sun-rising. 35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Cinnereth, w 36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor, 37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor, 38. And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, and Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages. 39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages. 40 T.And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families. 41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh, - 42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah, 43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron, 44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath, 45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and Gath-rimmon, . 45 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before J apho. 47 And the coast of the children of Dan, went out too little for them: therefore the “hildren of Dan went up to fight against i.eshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father. 48 This is the inheritance of the tribe
families, these cities with their villages. 49 || When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel Fo an inhei. to Joshua the son of Nun among them : 50 According to the word of the Lord they #. him the city which he asked, even Timnath-serah in mount Ephraim : and he built the city, and dwelt therein. 51 These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LoRD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country. CHAP. XX. HE LoRD also spake unto Joshua, saying, 2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, o I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 3 That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. 4 And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them. 5 And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour unwittingly, and hated him not before-time. 6 And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment, and until the . of the high priest that shall he in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come unto his own city, ...} unto his own house, unto the city from whence he fled. 7 T And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba, o is Hebron) in the mountain of Judah., . , 8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon ū. plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. 9 These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them, that whoSoever ū. any person at unawares might flee thither, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood be
to the children of Dan according to their
fore the congregation.
Forty-eight cities given CHAP. XXI. HEN came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel; 2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, The Lord commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs thereof for our cattle. 3 And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the Lord, these cities and their suburbs. 4 And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, which were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities. 5 And the rest of the children of Kohath
by lot to the Levites.
17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs, 18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities. 19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their suburbs. 20 T And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites which remained of the children of Kohath, eveh they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim. 21 For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a cit of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer wi her suburbs, 22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs; four cities. 23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with her suburbs, 24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gath-rim
had by lot out of the families of the tribe of mon with her suburbs; four cities.
Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten cities. 6 And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the halftribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. 7 The children of Merari % their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. 8 And, the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LoRD commanded by the hand of Moses. 9". And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name, 10 Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot. 11 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak (which city is Hebron) in the hill-country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it. 12 But the fields of the city, and the vilo: thereof, É. they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession. 13's Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest, Hebron with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with her j 14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs, 15 And Holon, with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs, 16And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with . suburbs: nine cities out of those two followes
25 And out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her suburbs, and.Gathrimmon, with her suburbs; two cities. 26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs, for the families of the children of Kohath that remained. 27 T And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the other half-tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, to be a cit of refuge for the slayer, and fleesh-ters with her suburbs; two cities. * 28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with her suburbs, 29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, En-ganhim with her suburbs; four cities. 30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs, 31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs; four cities. .. 32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and, Hammoth-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities. . 33 All the cities of the Gershonites, according to their families, were thirteen cities with their suburbs. 34 of And unto the families of the clildren of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Żebuium, Jokneam with her suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs, 35 dimmah with her suburbs, Nahala, with her suburbs; four cities., . 36"And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with her suburbs,
haath with her suburbs; four cities. p 36 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth
37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Me-