|And it came to pass, when all the kings which were
on this side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the
coasts of the great sea over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the
Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite,
|That they gathered themselves together, to fight
with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.
|And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua
had done unto Jericho and to Ai,
|They did work wilily, and went and made as if they
had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine
bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
|And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old
garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and
|And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and
said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country:
now therefore make ye a league with us.
|And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites,
Peradventure ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you?
|And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And
Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?
|And they said unto him, From a very far country thy
servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have
heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt,
|And all that he did to the two kings of the
Amorites, that were beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og
king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth.
|Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our
country spake to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and
go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now
make ye a league with us.
|This our bread we took hot for our provision out of
our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it
is dry, and it is mouldy:
|And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were
new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are
become old by reason of the very long journey.
|And the men took of their victuals, and asked not
counsel at the mouth of the LORD.
|And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league
with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware
|And it came to pass at the end of three days after
they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their
neighbours, and that they dwelt among them.
|And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto
their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and
Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim.
|And the children of Israel smote them not, because
the princes of the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of
Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes.
|But all the princes said unto all the congregation,
We have sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may
not touch them.
|This we will do to them; we will even let them live,
lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.
|And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but
let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the
congregation; as the princes had promised them.
|And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them,
saying, Wherefore have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you;
when ye dwell among us?
|Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of
you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water
for the house of my God.
|And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was
certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his
servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the
inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid
of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.
|And now, behold, we are in thine hand: as it seemeth
good and right unto thee to do unto us, do.
|And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of
the hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not.
|And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and
drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the LORD,
even unto this day, in the place which he should choose.
|Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of
Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed
it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her
king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and
were among them;
|That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great
city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai,
and all the men thereof were mighty.
|Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto
Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia
king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,
|Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite
Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of
|Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king
of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of
Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up,
they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war
|And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp
to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us
quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites
that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.
|So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the
people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.
|And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I
have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand
|Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went
up from Gilgal all night.
|And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and
slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the
way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto
|And it came to pass, as they fled from before
Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down
great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were
more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel
slew with the sword.
|Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the
LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he
said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and
thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
|And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until
the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this
written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of
heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
|And there was no day like that before it or after
it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought
|And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto
the camp to Gilgal.
|But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a
cave at Makkedah.
|And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are
found hid in a cave at Makkedah.
|And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of
the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:
|And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and
smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities:
for the LORD your God hath delivered them into your hand.
|And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of
Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till
they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into
|And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at
Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of
|Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and
bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave.
|And they did so, and brought forth those five kings
unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the
king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
|And it came to pass, when they brought out those
kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and
said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near,
put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put
their feet upon the necks of them.
|And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be
dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to
all your enemies against whom ye fight.
|And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and
hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until
|And it came to pass at the time of the going down of
the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees,
and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great
stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.
|And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with
the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them,
and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain: and he did to
the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho.
|Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel
with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah:
|And the LORD delivered it also, and the king
thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the
sword, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain in it;
but did unto the king thereof as he did unto the king of Jericho.
|And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with
him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it:
|And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of
Israel, which took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of
the sword, and all the souls that were therein, according to all that he
had done to Libnah.
|Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish;
and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none
|And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all
Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it:
|And they took it on that day, and smote it with the
edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly
destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish.
|And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with
him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:
|And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the
sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the
souls that were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that
he had done to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that
|And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to
Debir; and fought against it:
|And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the
cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and
utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none
remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king
thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.
|So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of
the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he
left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the
LORD God of Israel commanded.
|And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even unto
Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon.
|And all these kings and their land did Joshua take
at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.
|And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto
the camp to Gilgal.
|And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had
heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king
of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
|And to the kings that were on the north of the
mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and
in the borders of Dor on the west,
|And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west,
and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite
in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.
|And they went out, they and all their hosts with
them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in
multitude, with horses and chariots very many.
|And when all these kings were met together, they
came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against
|And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because
of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain
before Israel: thou shalt hock their horses, and burn their chariots
|So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him,
against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.
|And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel,
who smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto
Misrephothmaim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote
them, until they left them none remaining.
|And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he
hocked their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
|And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor,
and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the
head of all those kingdoms.
|And they smote all the souls that were therein with
the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left
to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire.
|And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings
of them, did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and
he utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.
|But as for the cities that stood still in their
strength, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua
|And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle,
the children of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man
they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them,
neither left they any to breathe.
|As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so did
Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all
that the LORD commanded Moses.
|So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the
south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the
plain, and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same;
|Even from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir,
even unto Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all
their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them.
|Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.
|There was not a city that made peace with the
children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all
other they took in battle.
|For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that
they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them
utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy
them, as the LORD commanded Moses.
|And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the
Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from
all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua
destroyed them utterly with their cities.
|There was none of the Anakims left in the land of
the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there
|So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that
the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto
Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested
|Now these are the kings of the land, which the
children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side
Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto mount
Hermon, and all the plain on the east:
|Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon,
and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and
from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto the river
Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
|And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the
east, and unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, the
way to Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah:
|And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the
remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
|And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in
all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and
half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
|Them did Moses the servant of the LORD and the
children of Israel smite: and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for
a possession unto the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of
|And these are the kings of the country which Joshua
and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from
Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth
up to Seir; which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession
according to their divisions;
|In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the
plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south
country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites,
the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
|The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is
beside Bethel, one;
|The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
|The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
|The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
|The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
|The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
|The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
|The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
|The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
|The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
|The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
|The king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph,
|The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
|The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of
|The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king
of the nations of Gilgal, one;
|The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and
|Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the
LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there
remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
|This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders
of the Philistines, and all Geshuri,
|From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the
borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five
lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the
Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
|From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and
Mearah that is beside the Sidonians unto Aphek, to the borders of the
|And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon,
toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering
|All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon
unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from
before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the
Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.
|Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance
unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
|With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have
received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan
eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;
|From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon,
and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of
Medeba unto Dibon;
|And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites,
which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon;
|And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and
Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
|All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in
Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for
these did Moses smite, and cast them out.
|Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the
Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the
Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
|Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave none
inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are
their inheritance, as he said unto them.
|And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of
Reuben inheritance according to their families.
|And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank
of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and
all the plain by Medeba;
|Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain;
Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,
|And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
|And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the
mount of the valley,
|And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
|And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom
of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses
smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and
Reba, which were dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.
|Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the
children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by
|And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan,
and the border thereof. This was the inheritance of the children of
Reuben after their families, the cities and the villages thereof.
|And Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad,
even unto the children of Gad according to their families.
|And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of
Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is
|And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and
from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;
|And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and
Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon,
Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on
the other side Jordan eastward.
|This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after
their families, the cities, and their villages.
|And Moses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of
Manasseh: and this was the possession of the half tribe of the children
of Manasseh by their families.
|And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all
the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are
in Bashan, threescore cities:
|And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of
the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining unto the children of Machir
the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of Machir by
|These are the countries which Moses did distribute
for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by
|But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any
inheritance: the LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said
|And these are the countries which the children of
Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and
Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the
children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them.
|By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded
by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
|For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes
and an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave
none inheritance among them.
|For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh
and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land,
save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for
|As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of
Israel did, and they divided the land.
|Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in
Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou
knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God
concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
|Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the
LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him
word again as it was in mine heart.
|Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made
the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
|And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land
whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy
children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.
|And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he
said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word
unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and
now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.
|As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day
that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now,
for war, both to go out, and to come in.
|Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the
LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims
were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD
will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD
|And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son
of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.
|Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the
son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly
followed the LORD God of Israel.
|And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which
Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.
|This then was the lot of the tribe of the children
of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of
Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.
|And their south border was from the shore of the
salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:
|And it went out to the south side to Maalehacrabbim,
and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side unto
Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and
fetched a compass to Karkaa:
|From thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out
unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the
sea: this shall be your south coast.
|And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the
end of Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of
the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
|And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed
along by the north of Betharabah; and the border went up to the stone of
Bohan the son of Reuben:
|And the border went up toward Debir from the valley
of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is before the
going up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river: and the
border passed toward the waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out thereof
were at Enrogel:
|And the border went up by the valley of the son of
Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and
the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the
valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the
|And the border was drawn from the top of the hill
unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities
of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is
|And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto
mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is
Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on
|And the border went out unto the side of Ekron
northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to
mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabneel; and the goings out of the
border were at the sea.
|And the west border was to the great sea, and the
coast thereof. This is the coast of the children of Judah round about
according to their families.
|And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part
among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to
Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
|And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak,
Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
|And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir:
and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.
|And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and
taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
|And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb,
took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
|And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she
moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; and
Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou?
|Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast
given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her
the upper springs, and the nether springs.
|This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children
of Judah according to their families.
|And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the
children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and
Eder, and Jagur,
|And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
|And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
|Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
|And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which
|Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
|And Hazargaddah, and Heshmon, and Bethpalet,
|And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,
|Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
|And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
|And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
|And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all
the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages:
|And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
|And Zanoah, and Engannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
|Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
|And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and
Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages:
|Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad,
|And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
|Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
|And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
|And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah;
sixteen cities with their villages:
|Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
|And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
|And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities
with their villages:
|Ekron, with her towns and her villages:
|From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near
Ashdod, with their villages:
|Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with
her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea,
and the border thereof:
|And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
|And Dannah, and Kirjathsannah, which is Debir,
|And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
|And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with
|Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
|And Janum, and Bethtappuah, and Aphekah,
|And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, and
Zior; nine cities with their villages:
|Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
|And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
|Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their
|Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,
|And Maarath, and Bethanoth, and Eltekon; six cities
with their villages:
|Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two
cities with their villages:
|In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,
|And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six
cities with their villages.
|As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell
with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
|And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from
Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the
wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel.
|And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along
unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,
|And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti,
unto the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings out
thereof are at the sea.
|So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim,
took their inheritance.
|And the border of the children of Ephraim according
to their families was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the
east side was Atarothaddar, unto Bethhoron the upper;
|And the border went out toward the sea to Michmethah
on the north side; and the border went about eastward unto Taanathshiloh,
and passed by it on the east to Janohah;
|And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to
Naarath, and came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan.
|The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the
river Kanah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the
inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families.
|And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim
were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities
with their villages.
|And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in
Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and
serve under tribute.
|There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for
he was the firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of
Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore
he had Gilead and Bashan.
|There was also a lot for the rest of the children of
Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the
children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children
of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of
Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by
|But Zelophehad, 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 Eleazar the priest, and
before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The 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 ten portions to Manasseh, beside 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
Michmethah, that lieth before Shechem; and the border went along on the
right hand unto the inhabitants of Entappuah.
|Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on
the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim;
|And the coast descended unto the river Kanah,
southward of the river: these 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:
|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.
|And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean
and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and
her towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the
inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and
her towns, even three countries.
|Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the
inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that
|Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel
were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not
utterly drive them out.
|And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua,
saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit,
seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me
|And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people,
then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in
the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too
narrow for thee.
|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 chariots of iron, both they who are of Bethshean and her
towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.
|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:
|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 iron chariots, and
though they be strong.