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Numbers 34:1–12

The Land of Canaan Is Divided

34 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the Israelitesa and say to them, ‘When you come into the land of Canaan, this is the land that was allotted to you as an inheritance, the land of Canaan according to its boundaries. Your southern edge will be from the desert of Zin toward the side of Edom, and your southern border will be from the end of the Salt Seab to the east; your boundary will turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbimc and will pass over to Zin, and its limits will be from the south of Kadesh Barnea; it will continue to Hazar Addar and pass over to Azmon. The boundary will turn from Azmon to the valley of Egypt, and its limits will be to the sea.

“ ‘Your western boundary will be the Great Sea;d this will be your western boundary. Your northern border will be from the Great Sea;e you will make a boundary from the Great Seaf to Mount Hor. From Mount Hor you will make a boundary to reach Hamath; the limits of the territory will be at Zedad. The boundary will go out to Ziphron, and its limits will be at Hazar Enan. This will be your boundary to the north.

10 “ ‘You will mark out your eastern boundary from Hazar Enan to Shepham; 11 the boundary will go down from Shepham to Riblah from the east side of Ain, and the boundary will go down and border on the eastern side of the Sea of Kinnereth. 12 The boundary will go down to the Jordan, and its limits will be at the Salt Sea.g This will be your land according to its boundaries all around.’ ”

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