3“ ‘Your southern border will include some of the Desert of Zin. It will be along the border of Edom. On the east, your southern border will start from the end of the Dead Sea. 4It will cross south of Scorpion Pass. It will continue on to Zin. From there it will go south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it will go to Hazar Addar and over to Azmon. 5There it will turn and join the Wadi of Egypt. It will come to an end at the Mediterranean Sea.
7“ ‘For your northern border, run a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor. 8Continue it from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath. Then the border will go to Zedad. 9It will continue to Ziphron. It will come to an end at Hazar Enan. That will be your border on the north.
10“ ‘For your eastern border, run a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 11The border will go down from Shepham to Riblah. Riblah is on the east side of Ain. From there the border will continue along the slopes east of the Sea of Galilee. 12Then the border will go down along the Jordan River. It will come to an end at the Dead Sea.
“ ‘That will be your land. And those will be its borders on every side.’ ”
14“The families of the tribes of Reuben and Gad have already received their shares. The families of half of the tribe of Manasseh have also received their share. 15Those two and a half tribes have received their shares east of the Jordan River. It flows near Jericho. Their land is toward the sunrise.”
16The Lord spoke to Moses. He said, 17“Here are the names of the men who will give out the shares of the land to your people. They are the priest Eleazar and Joshua, the son of Nun. 18Also appoint one leader from each tribe to help give out the land. 19Here are their names.
“Caleb, the son of Jephunneh,
is from the tribe of Judah.
is from the tribe of Simeon.
is from the tribe of Benjamin.
is the leader from the tribe of Dan.
is the leader from the tribe of Manasseh. Manasseh was the son of Joseph.
is the leader from the tribe of Ephraim. Ephraim was the son of Joseph.
is the leader from the tribe of Zebulun.
is the leader from the tribe of Issachar.
is the leader from the tribe of Asher.
is the leader from the tribe of Naphtali.”
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