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Canaan Divided among the Tribes

1 Now Joshua R248 was old and advanced in years when the LORD said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and very much of the land remains to be possessed. 2 "This is the land that remains: all the regions of the Philistines and all those of the Geshurites; R249 3 from the Shihor which is east F140 of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five R250 lords of the Philistines: the Gazite, the Ashdodite, the Ashkelonite, the Gittite, the Ekronite; and the Avvite 4 to F141 the south, all the land of the Canaanite, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, as far as Aphek, R251 to the border of the Amorite; R252 5 and the land of the Gebalite, R253 and all of Lebanon, toward the east, F142 from R254 Baal-gad below Mount Hermon as far as Lebo-hamath. F143 6 "All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon as far as Misrephoth-maim, R255 all the Sidonians, I will drive F144 them out from before the sons of Israel; only R256 allot it to Israel for an inheritance as I have commanded you. 7 "Now therefore, apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh."

8 With the F145 other half-tribe, the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance which Moses gave them beyond R257 the Jordan to the east, just as Moses the servant of the LORD gave to them; 9 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba, as far as Dibon; 10 and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the border of the sons of Ammon; 11 and Gilead, R258 and the territory F146 of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan as far as Salecah; 12 all the kingdom of Og R259 in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for Moses struck R260 them and dispossessed them. 13 But the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites or the Maacathites; for Geshur and Maacath live among Israel until this day. 14 Only R261 to the tribe of Levi he did not give an inheritance; the offerings by fire to the LORD, the God of Israel, are their F147 inheritance, as He spoke to him.

15 So Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families. 16 Their territory F148 was from R262 Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley and all the plain by Medeba; 17 Heshbon, and all its cities which are on the plain: Dibon and Bamoth-baal and Beth-baal-meon, 18 and Jahaz R263 and Kedemoth and Mephaath, 19 and Kiriathaim R264 and Sibmah and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley, 20 and Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah and Beth-jeshimoth, 21 even all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian, Evi R265 and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land. 22 The sons of Israel also killed Balaam R266 the son of Beor, the diviner, with the sword among the rest of their slain. 23 The border of the sons of Reuben was the Jordan. F149 This was the inheritance of the sons of Reuben according to their families, the cities and their villages.

24 Moses also gave an inheritance to the tribe of Gad, to the sons of Gad, according to their families. 25 Their territory was Jazer, R267 and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the sons of Ammon, as far as Aroer which is before Rabbah; 26 and from Heshbon as far as Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from Mahanaim as far as the border of Debir; F150 27 and in the valley, Beth-haram and Beth-nimrah and Succoth and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, with the Jordan as F151 a border, as far as the lower end of the Sea of Chinnereth R268 F152 beyond the Jordan to the east. 28 This is the inheritance of the sons of Gad according to their families, the cities and their villages.

29 Moses also gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh; and it was for the half-tribe of the sons of Manasseh according to their families. 30 Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the R269 towns F153 of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities; 31 also half of Gilead, with Ashtaroth R270 and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the sons of Machir according to their families.

32 These are the territories which Moses apportioned for an inheritance in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho to the east. 33 But to R271 the tribe of Levi, Moses did not give an inheritance; the LORD, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as He had promised F154 to them.

F140: Lit on the face of
F141: Or from the Teman
F142: Lit sunrise
F143: Or the entrance of Hamath
F144: Or dispossess
F145: Lit it, the
F146: Or border
F147: Lit his
F148: Or border
F149: Lit Jordan and border
F150: Or Lidebir
F151: Lit and border
F152: I.e. Galilee
F153: Lit tent villages
F154: Lit spoken to

R248: Joshua 14:10
R249: Joshua 13:11; 1 Samuel 27:8
R250: 1 Samuel 6:4,16
R251: Joshua 12:18; 19:30; 1 Samuel 4:1; 1 Kings 20:26,30
R252: Ezekiel 16:3; Amos 2:10
R253: 1 Kings 5:18
R254: Joshua 12:7
R255: Joshua 11:8
R256: Numbers 33:54
R257: Joshua 12:1-6
R258: Genesis 37:25; Numbers 32:29; Joshua 13:25; 17:5f
R259: Deuteronomy 3:11
R260: Numbers 21:24
R261: Deuteronomy 18:1,2
R262: Joshua 13:9
R263: Numbers 21:23; Judges 11:20; Isaiah 15:4; Jeremiah 48:34
R264: Numbers 32:37; Jeremiah 48:1,23; Ezekiel 25:9
R265: Numbers 31:8
R266: Numbers 31:8
R267: Numbers 21:32; Joshua 21:39; 2 Samuel 24:5; 1 Chronicles 6:81; 26:31; Isaiah 16:8f; Jeremiah 48:32
R268: Numbers 34:11; Deuteronomy 3:17
R269: Numbers 32:41
R270: Joshua 9:10; 12:4; 13:12; Judges 10:6; 1 Samuel 7:3f; 12:10; 1 Chronicles 6:71
R271: Deuteronomy 18:1f; Joshua 13:14


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