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17 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the afirstborn of Joseph; to wit, for bMachir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had cGilead and Bashan. There was also a lot for dthe rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of e||Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of dHepher, and for the children of dShemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families. But fZelophehad, 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. And they came near before gEleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, hThe Lord 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. And there fell iten portions to Manasseh, jbeside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan; Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest of Manasseh’s sons had the land of Gilead.

And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to kMichmethah, that lieth before lShechem; and the border went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of mEn-tappuah. Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but mTappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim; And the coast descended unto the ||river Kanah, southward of the river: nthese cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings 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 oAnd Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher pBeth-shean and her towns, and qIbleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of rDor and her towns, and the inhabitants of sEndor and her towns, and the inhabitants of tTaanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of tMegiddo and her towns, even three countries. 12 Yet uthe 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 wtribute; but did not utterly drive them out.

14 And xthe children of Joseph spake unto yJoshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but zone lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am aa great people, forasmuch as the Lord hath blessed me hitherto? 15 And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to bthe wood country, and ccut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the ||giants, if dmount 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 valley have echariots of iron, both they who are of Beth-shean and her towns, and they who are fof the valley of Jezreel. 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: 18 But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have egiron chariots, and though they be strong.

KJV 1900

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