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Joshua 18:1–21:12

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And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together aat Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them. And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, bHow long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you? 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 they shall come again to me. And they shall divide it into seven parts: cJudah shall abide in their coast on the south, and dthe house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north. Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, ethat I may cast lots for you here before the Lord our God. fBut the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the Lord is their inheritance: gand 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. 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. 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 htheir 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 iAnd 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 iat the wilderness of jBeth-aven. 13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, kwhich is Beth-el, southward; and the border descended to lAtaroth-adar, near the hill that lieth on the south side mof the nether Beth-horon. 14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before mBeth-horon southward; and the goings out thereof were at nKirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter. 15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjath-jearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to othe 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 pthe valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the qvalley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to rEn-rogel, 17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to rEn-shemesh, and went forth toward sGeliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to tthe 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 uBeth-hoglah northward: and the outgoings 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 children of Benjamin according to their families were wJericho, and uBeth-hoglah, and the valley of Keziz, 22 And xBeth-arabah, and yZemaraim, and zBeth-el, 23 And Avim, and Parah, and aOphrah, 24 And Chephar-haammonai, and Ophni, and bGaba; twelve cities with their villages: 25 cGibeon, and dRamah, and eBeeroth, 26 And fMizpeh, and eChephirah, and Mozah, 27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah, 28 And gZelah, Eleph, and hJebusi, which is Jerusalem, iGibeath, and kKirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.

19 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: aand their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah. And bthey had in their inheritance cBeer-sheba, dor Sheba, and Moladah, And eHazar-shual, and Balah, and eAzem, And eEltolad, and Bethul, and fHormah, And gZiklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susah, And hBeth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages: hAin, hRemmon, and iEther, and iAshan; four cities and their villages: And all the villages that were round about these cities to jBaalath-beer, kRamath of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families. 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: ltherefore 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 mtoward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before nJokneam; 12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of oChisloth-tabor, and then goeth out to pDaberath, and goeth up to Japhia, 13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to qrGittah-hepher, to Ittah-kazin, and goeth out to ||Remmon-methoar to Neah; 14 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 sNahallal, and tShimron, and Idalah, and uBeth-lehem: vtwelve 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 Issachar according to their families. 18 And their border was toward wJezreel, and xChesulloth, and yShunem, 19 And Hapharaim, and Shion, and Anaharath, 20 And Rabbith, and zKishion, and Abez, 21 And Remeth, and zEn-gannim, and En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez; 22 And the coast reacheth to aTabor, and Shahazimah, and bBeth-shemesh; and the outgoings 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 cHelkath, and Hali, and Beten, and dAchshaph, 26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and eMisheal; and reacheth to fCarmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath; 27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Beth-dagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to gthe valley of Jiphthah-el toward the north side of Beth-emek, and Neiel, and goeth out to hCabul on the left hand, 28 And Hebron, and iRehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto kgreat Zidon; 29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to lAchzib: 30 Ummah also, and mAphek, and iRehob: ntwenty 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 oAllon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan: 34 And then the coast turneth pwestward to qAznoth-tabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising. 35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and rHammath, Rakkath, and sChinnereth, 36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and tHazor, 37 And uKedesh, and Edrei, and En-hazor, 38 And Iron, and vMigdal-el, Horem, and wBeth-anath, and wBeth-shemesh; xnineteen 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 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 yZorah, and yEshtaol, and Ir-shemesh, 42 And zShaalabbin, and zaAjalon, and Jethlah, 43 And Elon, and bThimnathah, and cEkron, 44 And Eltekeh, and dGibbethon, and eBaalath, 45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and fGath-rimmon, 46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border ||before ||Japho. 47 And gthe 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 hLeshem, 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 iTimnath-serah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein. 51 kThese 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 lin …

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a

ver. 8, 9, 10. ch. 19:51. & 21:2. & 22:9, 12. Judg. 18:31. & 21:12, 19, 21. 1 Sam. 1:3, 9, 24. & 2:14. & 3:21. & 4:3, 4, 12. & 14:3. 1 Kin. 2:27. & 14:2, 4. Ps. 78:60. Jer. 7:12, 14. & 26:6, 9. & 41:5. So ch. 16:6.

b
c

ch. 15:1.

d

ch. 16:1, 4.

e

ch. 14:2. ver. 10.

f

ch. 13:33. See Num. 18:20.

g

ch. 13:8.

h

ch. 11:23. & 12:7.

i

ch. 16:1.

i

ch. 16:1.

j

See ch. 7:2.

k

ch. 16:2.

l

ch. 16:5 (Heb.).

m

See ch. 10:10.

m

See ch. 10:10.

n

See ch. 9:17.

o

ch. 15:9 (Heb.).

p

See ch. 17:15.

q
r

See ch. 15:7.

r

See ch. 15:7.

s

Comp. ch. 15:7.

t

ch. 15:6.

||

Or, the plain. Comp. ch. 15:6, 61? See 2 Sam. 15:28.

u

ch. 15:6 (Heb.).

Heb. tongue. See ch. 15:2.

w

ver. 12. ch. 2:1, &c.

u

ch. 15:6 (Heb.).

x

See ch. 15:6.

y
z

ch. 16:2.

a
b
c

See ch. 9:3.

d
e
f
e
g
h

ver. 16. ch. 15:8, 63.

i
k

Comp. Ezra 2:25 (Heb.).

a

ver. 9.

b

To ver. 8, 1 Chr. 4:28–33.

c

See ch. 15:28.

d

So ch. 15:36 marg. Comp. 1 Chr. 4:28 with Gen. 26:33.

e

ch. 15:28, 29, 30.

e

ch. 15:28, 29, 30.

e

ch. 15:28, 29, 30.

f

See Num. 21:3.

g

See ch. 15:31.

h

ch. 15:32.

h

ch. 15:32.

h

ch. 15:32.

i

ch. 15:42.

i

ch. 15:42.

j

ch. 15:24 or 29.

k
l

ver. 1.

m

Gen. 49:13. Deut. 33:19? But comp. ver. 13, 14.

n
o
p

ch. 21:28 (Heb.). 1 Chr. 6:72.

q
r

ch. 12:17?

||

Or, which is drawn. Comp. 1 Chr. 6:77.

s

ch. 21:35 (Heb.). So Judg. 1:30.

t

ch. 11:1. & 12:20.

u
v

Comp. ver. 30, 38.

w

See ch. 17:16.

x

ver. 12?

y
z

ch. 21:28 (Heb.), 29.

z

ch. 21:28 (Heb.), 29.

a

See ver. 12.

b

1 Kin. 4:9? Comp. ver. 38.

c

See ch. 21:31.

d

ch. 11:1. & 12:20.

e

ch. 21:30 (Heb.). So 1 Chr. 6:74.

f
g

ver. 14.

h

Comp. 1 Kin. 9:13.

i
k

Heb. Tzor. So 2 Sam. 5:11, &c.

l

Judg. 1:31. Comp. ch. 15:44.

m

Comp. ch. 12:18. So Judg. 1:31.

i
n

Comp. ver. 15, 38.

o

But comp. Jdg. 4:11 (Heb.).

p
q

1 Macc. 9:15. Comp. ver. 12, 22.

r
s

See ch. 11:2.

t

See ch. 11:1.

u
v
w

Judg. 1:33. Comp. ver. 22.

w

Judg. 1:33. Comp. ver. 22.

x

Comp. ver. 15, 30.

y

See ch. 15:33.

y

See ch. 15:33.

z
z
a

See ch. 10:12.

b

See ch. 15:10?

c

See ch. 15:11.

d
e
f
||

Or, over against.

||
g
h

Comp. Judg. 18:7, 27, 29.

i

ch. 24:30. So Judg. 2:9.

k
l

See ch. 18:1.