1 And the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah, for their families, is unto the border of Edom; the wilderness of Zin southward, at the extremity of the south; 2and to them the south border is at the extremity of the salt sea, from the bay which is looking southward; 3and it hath gone out unto the south to Maaleh-Akrabbim, and passed over to Zin, and gone up on the south to Kadesh-Barnea, and passed over to Hezron, and gone up to Adar, and turned round to Karkaa, 4and passed over to Azmon, and gone out at the brook of Egypt, and the outgoings of the border have been at the sea; this is to you the south border. 5And the east border is the salt sea, unto the extremity of the Jordan, and the border at the north quarter is from the bay of the sea, at the extremity of the Jordan; 6and the border hath gone up to Beth-Hoglah, and passed over on the north of Beth-Arabah, and the border hath gone up to the stone of Bohan son of Reuben: 7and the border hath gone up towards Debir from the valley of Achor, and northward looking unto Gilgal, which is over-against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the brook, and the border hath passed over unto the waters of En-Shemesh, and its outgoings have been unto En-Rogel; 8and the border hath gone up the valley of the son of Hinnom, unto the side of the Jebusite on the south (it is Jerusalem), and the border hath gone up unto the top of the hill-country which is on the front of the valley of Hinnom westward, which is in the extremity of the valley of the Rephaim northward; 9and the border hath been marked out, from the top of the hill-country unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and hath gone out unto the cities of mount Ephron, and the border hath been marked out to Baalah, (it is Kirjath-Jearim); 10and the border hath gone round from Baalah westward, unto mount Seir, and passed over unto the side of mount Jearim (it is Chesalon), on the north, and gone down to Beth-Shemesh, and passed over to Timnah; 11and the border hath gone out unto the side of Ekron northward, and the border hath been marked out to Shicron, and hath passed over to mount Baalah, and gone out to Jabneel; and the outgoings of the border have been at the sea. 12And the west border is to the great sea, and its border; this is the border of the sons of Judah round about for their families.
13 And to Caleb son of Jephunneh hath he given a portion in the midst of the sons of Judah, according to the command of Jehovah to Joshua, even the city of Arba, father of Anak—it is Hebron. 14And Caleb is dispossessing thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, children of Anak, 15and he goeth up thence unto the inhabitants of Debir; and the name of Debir formerly is Kirjath-Sepher. 16And Caleb saith, ‘He who smiteth Kirjath-Sephar, and hath captured it—I have given to him Achsah my daughter for a wife.’ 17And Othniel son of Kenaz, brother of Caleb, doth capture it, and he giveth to him Achsah his daughter for a wife. 18And it cometh to pass, in her coming in, that she persuadeth him to ask from her father a field, and she lighteth from off the ass, and Caleb saith to her, ‘What—to thee?’ 19And she saith, ‘Give to me a blessing; when the land of the south thou hast given me, then thou hast given to me springs of waters;’ and he giveth to her the upper springs and the lower springs.
20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah, for their families. 21And the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah are unto the border of Edom in the south, Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur, 22and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, 23and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, 24Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, 25and Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, Hezron, (it is Hazor,) 26Amam, and Shema, and Moladah, 27and Hazar-Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-Palet, 28and Hazar-Shual, and Beer-Sheba, and Bizjothjah, 29Baalah, and Iim, and Azem, 30And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, 31and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah, 32and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon; all the cities are twenty and nine, and their villages. 33In the low country: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah, 34and Zanoah, and En-Gannim, Tappuah, and Enam, 35Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah, 36and Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities and their villages. 37Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-Gad, 38and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, 39Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, 40and Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish, 41and Gederoth, Beth-Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities and their villages. 42Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, 43and Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, 44and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities and their villages. 45Ekron and its towns and its villages, 46from Ekron and westward, all that are by the side of Ashdod, and their villages. 47Ashdod, its towns and its villages, Gaza, its towns and its villages, unto the brook of Egypt, and the great sea, and its border. 48And in the hill-country: Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh, 49and Dannah, and Kirjath-Sannah (it is Debir) 50and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, 51and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities and their villages. 52Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, 53and Janum, and Beth-Tappuah, and Aphekah, 54and Humtah, and Kirjath-Arba (it is Hebron), and Zior; nine cities and their villages. 55Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, 56and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, 57Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities and their villages. 58Halhul, Beth-Zur, and Gedor, 59and Maarath, and Beth-Anoth, and Eltekon; six cities and their villages. 60Kirjath-Baal (it is Kirjath-Jearim), and Rabbah; two cities and their villages. 61In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah, 62and Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-Gedi; six cities and their villages. 63As to the Jebusites, inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judah have not been able to dispossess them, and the Jebusite dwelleth with the sons of Judah in Jerusalem unto this day.
About Young’s Literal Translation
Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young’s Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.