19 The second allotment ⌊fell⌋a for Simeon, for the tribe of the descendantsb of Simeon, according to their families. And their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the descendantsc of Judah. 2 And they had as their inheritance Beersheba, Sheba, Moladah, 3 Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem, 4 Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5 Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah, 6 Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages. 7 Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages, 8 and all the villages that were around these towns up to Baalat-Beor, Ramath of the Negev.d This was the inheritance of the tribe of the descendantse of Simeon according to their families. 9 Part of the portion allotted to the descendantsf of Judah became the inheritance of the descendantsg of Simeon because the portion for the descendantsh of Judah was ⌊too large for them⌋,i so the descendantsj of Simeon inherited from their inheritance.
Literally “went out”
An arid region south of the Judaean hills
Literally “large from them”
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