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JOSHUA, XVI, XVII.
B. C. 1144.
1 The general borders of the sons of Joseph, 5 and of Ephraim.
AND the lot of the children of (CHAP. 16.) 3 But Zelophehail, the son of He
Joseph 1 fell from Jordan Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout a mount Beth-el,
pher, 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 e Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LORD com
3 And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of b Beth-horon the nether, and to d 1Chr.17.14. manded Moses f to give us an inGezer: c and the goings out thereof heritance among our brethren. are at the sea. Therefore, according to the commandment of the LORD, he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.
The borders of Joseph.
2 And goeth out from Beth-el to a Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,
e ch. 17.7.
4 So d the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their ƒ ch. 17.9. inheritance.
Ge. 28. 19.
b 2Chr 8.5.
IK 1.9. 16,
5 And the border of the chil-g Ju.1.29. dren of Ephraim, according to their families, was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Ataroth-addar, unto Beth- (CHAP. 17.) horon the upper;
6 And the border went out toward a Ge.41.51. the sea to Michmethahe on the north side; and the border went b Ge.50.23. about eastward unto Taanath-shiloh, and passed by it on the east to c Deut.3, 15. Janohah;
7 And it went down from Janohahd Nu.26.29to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan.
the firstborn a of Joseph; to wit, for Machir b the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead c and Bashan.
h ch. 16.9.
THERE was also a lot for task 18.31.10.
m Zec. 12.11.
2 There was also a lot for the rest d of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children ofn Ju.1.27,28. Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of She-o ch. 16. 10. chem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of She
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 T And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, g that lieth before Shechem; and the border went along on 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 2 river Kanah, southward of the river. These cities h 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 northward 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 i Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher, Beth-shean k 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 m of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries.
12 Yet n 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; o but did not utterly drive them out.
The tabernacle at Shiloh.
14 And the children of Joseph | B. C. 1444. 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 p me hitherto? 15 And Joshua answered thein, 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 3 giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.
26. Nu.26.3437. De.33.1317.
16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell q Ju. 1.19.
in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, q both they who are of Beth-sheanr and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel s
17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power; thou shalt not have one lot only:
3 or, Re-
4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise and god through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to
5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah e shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of f Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
18 But the mountain shall be
6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast g lots for you here before the LORD our God.
7 But the Levitesh have no part
The tabernacle is set up at Shiloh. A the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, a and set up the tabernacle b of the congregation there: and the land was subdued before them.
2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.
3 And Joshua said unto the chil-i ch. 13.8. dren of Israel, How long are ye slack c to go to possess the land k Ge.13.17. which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?
10 And Joshua cast lots m for them in Shiloh before the LORD: Is.41.14-16. and there Joshua divided the land Ro.8 31.37, unto the children of Israel accordHeb. 13.6. ing to their divisions.
11 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 westard; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Beth
e ch. 15.1, &c. fch. 16. 1-4.
n Ge.28. 19.
2Ki.23.10. 2Cb.28.3. 33.6. Jer.19.2. 32.35.
The lot of Benjamin.
among you; for the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance: andi 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 for you 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.
13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz (which n is Beth-el) southward; and the border descended to Ataroth-adar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Beth-horon.o
14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Beth-horon southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjath-baal, (which is Kirjath-jearim) a city of the children of Judah. This was the west quarter.
The cities of Benjamin.
JOSHUA, XIX. and went forth to En-shemesh, and B. C. 1414. went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stonet of Bohan the son of Reuben, 18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto Ara-2 tongue, Is. 11.15. bah:
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 g for them: therefore h the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.
19 And the border passed along to the side of Beth-hoglah northward: | and the out-goings of the border were at the north 2 bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jordan. This was the south coast.
10 And the third lot came up w 1Sa. 13. 17. for the children of Zebulun accord20 And Jordan was the border of ing to their families and the borit on the east side. This was the x 1Ki.3.4,5.der of their inheritance was unto inheritance of the children of BenSarid: jamin, by the coasts thereof round y Jer.31.15. about, according to their families. z Ju. 10. 17. 21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin accord-a ch.15.8,63.ed
ing to their families were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah, and the valley of Keziz,
5 And Ziklag, e and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susah,
1 or, the
6 And Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages:
u Ge. 10. 18.
22 And Beth-arabah, and u Zemaraim, and Beth-el, v
23 And Avim, and Parah, and w Ophrah,
24 And Chephar-haammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages :
25 Gibeon, Beeroth,
and Ramah, y and
m, and Irpeel, and
26 And Mizpeh, z and Chephirah, and Mozah. 27 And Taralah, 28 And Zelah, Eleph, and a 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. CHAPTER XIX.
The children of Israel give an inheritance to Joshua.
AND the second lot came forth m 1Ch.6.72.
to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inherit-1 or, which ance was a within the inheritance is drawn. of the children of Judah.
2 And they had in their inheritance, Beer-sheba, b or Sheba, and Moladah,
3 And c Hazar-shual, and Balah, and Azem,
4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and d Hormah,
I Ju.4.6, 12.
o Ju. 1.30.
q Ru. 1.19.
s ISa. 28.4.
u 1Ch.6.77. 7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their vil-v 1Sa.6.9,&c. lages :
8 And all the villages that were
The lot of Simeon, &c.
round about these cities to Baalathbeer. Ramath f of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.
11 And their border went up toward the sea, i and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reach
to the river that is before Jokneam, k
12 And turned from Sarid eastward, toward the sun-rising, unto the border of Chisloth-tabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, m and goeth up to Japhia,
13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittah-hepher, n to Ittah-kazin, and goeth out to Remmon-1methoar to Neah; 14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon: and the out-goings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthah-el:
15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, o and Shimron,p and Idalah, and Beth-lehem;q 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 Isachar according to their families.
18 And their border was toward Jezreel, r and Chesulloth, and Shunem,s
19 And Hapharaim, and Shihon, and Anaharath,
20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,
21 And Remeth, and En-gannim, t and En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez; 22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, u and Shahazimah, and Bethshemesh; v and the out-goings of their border were at Jordan: 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 Hel
The lot of Naphtali.
JOSHUA, XX. kath, w and Hali, and Beten, and B. C. 1444. Achshaph,
26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihor- 1Sa. 15.12. libnath;
35.2. 37.24. Jer. 16.18.
27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Beth-dagon, y and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el toward 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; z
29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city 2 Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah and the out-goings thereof are at the sea, from the coast to Achzib: a
30 Ummah also, and Aphek, b and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages.
31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher c according to their families, these cities with their villages.
c Ge.49.20. De.33.24.
32 The sixth lot came out to the
children of Naphtali, even for thee Mark 6.53. children of Naphtali according to ƒ ver.22. their families.
40 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, g and Eshtaol, h and Ir-shemesh,
2 Tzor. 2Sam.5.11. Eze.27.2, &c.
42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, i and Jethlah, 43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron, k
a Ju.1.31. Mi. 1. 14.
33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, h Ju. 18.2. and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, i 1Sa, 14.31. unto Lakum; and the out-goings k 1Sa.5.10. thereof were at Jordan:
b 1Sam.4.1. IKI.20.30.
34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznoth-tabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, I IKI.15.27. and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west d side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sun-rising. 35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinne roth, e
36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor,
37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and En-hazor,
38 And Iron, and Migdal-el, Ho-P rem, and Beth-anath, and Bethshemesh; f 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.
3 or, over against.
4 or, Joppa,
Acts 9.36. m Ju. 18.1,2729.
0 ch. 14. 1.
ch.18.10. Ge.49.10. Ju.21.19,21.
1Sam. 1.3. Ps.78.60. Je.7.12-14.
(CHAP. 20.) a Ex.21.13.
d Nu.35. 12, 25.
46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border 3 before 4 Japho. 47 And m the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, 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 of the children of Dan according to their 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 gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them:
50 According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnath-serah n in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.
51 These are the inheritances which Eleazar o 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 p before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.
4 And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the b entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause m 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 c among them.
5 And if the avengerd 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 beforetime.
6 And he shall dwell in that city,
Eight and forty cities
JOSHUA, XXI. until he stand before the congre- | B. C. 1444. gation for judgment, and until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come unto his own city, and unto his own house, unto the city from whence he fled. 7 And they appointed Kedesh e in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem f in mount Ephraim,and Kirjath-arba,g (which is Hebron) in the mountain h of Judah.
8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho east ward, they assigned Bezer i in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth k in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manas-1 ch.21.27. seh. m Nu.35.15.
Eight and forty cities given unto the Levites.
HEN came near the heads of
9 These were the cities appointed m for all the children of Israel, n ver.6. and for the stranger that sojourneth among them, that whosoever (CHAP. 21.) killeth any person at unawares a ch.14.1. might flee thither, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, b ch.18.1. until hen stood before the congregation.
d ver.8.19. ch,24,33.
e ver.20,&c. unto f ver.27,&c.
Eleazara 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 b Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, the LORD commanded c by called. 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 d the priest, which were of the Levites, had by n 1Ch.6.56, lot out of the tribe of Judah, and &c. out of the tribe of Simeon, and out o ch.15.51. of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.
5 And the rest of the children of Kohathe had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
2 or, Kirjatharba, Ge.23.2.
I ch.20.7,&c. Luke 1.39. m ch.14.14.
p ch. 15.42. 1Ch.6.59, Ashan.
9 ch. 18.24, Gaba.
6 And the children of Gershon fr 1Ch.6.60, had by lot out of the families of Alemeth. the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the
s ver.5. 1Ch.6.66.
given to the Levites. half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
7 The children of Merari 9 by 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 h 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 1 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 their's was the first lot.
11 And theyi gave them 2 the city of Arba the father k 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 villages thereof, gave they to Caleb m the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
13 Thusn 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 suburbs,
14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs, 15 And Holon o with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,
16 And Ainp with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes. 17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Gebag with her suburbs,
18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almonr with her suburbs; four cities.
19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
20 And the families of the children of Kohath, s the Levites which remained of the children of Kohath, even 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 city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with 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,