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 Joshua 16:1 - 17:18
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   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 16
16:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The allotment for Joseph began at the Jordan of Jericho, F46 east of the waters of Jericho, and went up from there through the desert into the hill country of Bethel.
 
16:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz), F47 crossed over to the territory of the Arkites in Ataroth,
 
16:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
descended westward to the territory of the Japhletites as far as the region of Lower Beth Horon and on to Gezer, ending at the sea.
 
16:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance.
 
16:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This was the territory of Ephraim, clan by clan: The boundary of their inheritance went from Ataroth Addar in the east to Upper Beth Horon
 
16:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and continued to the sea. From Micmethath on the north it curved eastward to Taanath Shiloh, passing by it to Janoah on the east.
 
16:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then it went down from Janoah to Ataroth and Naarah, touched Jericho and came out at the Jordan.
 
16:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
From Tappuah the border went west to the Kanah Ravine and ended at the sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the Ephraimites, clan by clan.
 
16:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
It also included all the towns and their villages that were set aside for the Ephraimites within the inheritance of the Manassites.
 
16:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They did not dislodge the Canaanites living in Gezer; to this day the Canaanites live among the people of Ephraim but are required to do forced labor.
 
   Chapter 17
17:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This was the allotment for the tribe of Manasseh as Joseph's firstborn, that is, for Makir, Manasseh's firstborn. Makir was the ancestor of the Gileadites, who had received Gilead and Bashan because the Makirites were great soldiers.
 
17:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So this allotment was for the rest of the people of Manasseh - the clans of Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher and Shemida. These are the other male descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph by their clans.
 
17:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons but only daughters, whose names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.
 
17:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They went to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders and said, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers." So Joshua gave them an inheritance along with the brothers of their father, according to the LORD's command.
 
17:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Manasseh's share consisted of ten tracts of land besides Gilead and Bashan east of the Jordan,
 
17:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
because the daughters of the tribe of Manasseh received an inheritance among the sons. The land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the descendants of Manasseh.
 
17:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The territory of Manasseh extended from Asher to Micmethath east of Shechem. The boundary ran southward from there to include the people living at En Tappuah.
 
17:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
(Manasseh had the land of Tappuah, but Tappuah itself, on the boundary of Manasseh, belonged to the Ephraimites.)
 
17:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the boundary continued south to the Kanah Ravine. There were towns belonging to Ephraim lying among the towns of Manasseh, but the boundary of Manasseh was the northern side of the ravine and ended at the sea.
 
17:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the south the land belonged to Ephraim, on the north to Manasseh. The territory of Manasseh reached the sea and bordered Asher on the north and Issachar on the east.
 
17:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh also had Beth Shan, Ibleam and the people of Dor, Endor, Taanach and Megiddo, together with their surrounding settlements (the third in the list is Naphoth F48 ).
 
17:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Yet the Manassites were not able to occupy these towns, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that region.
 
17:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
However, when the Israelites grew stronger, they subjected the Canaanites to forced labor but did not drive them out completely.
 
17:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The people of Joseph said to Joshua, "Why have you given us only one allotment and one portion for an inheritance? We are a numerous people and the LORD has blessed us abundantly."
 
17:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"If you are so numerous," Joshua answered, "and if the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you, go up into the forest and clear land for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites."
 
17:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The people of Joseph replied, "The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the plain have iron chariots, both those in Beth Shan and its settlements and those in the Valley of Jezreel."
 
17:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Joshua said to the house of Joseph - to Ephraim and Manasseh - "You are numerous and very powerful. You will have not only one allotment
 
17:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
but the forested hill country as well. Clear it, and its farthest limits will be yours; though the Canaanites have iron chariots and though they are strong, you can drive them out."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F46 Jordan of Jericho was possibly an ancient name for the Jordan River.
F47 Septuagint; Hebrew Bethel to Luz
F48 That is, Naphoth Dor

 
 

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