Instruction for Apportioning Canaan
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Command the sons of Israel and say to them, `When you enter the R947 land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to its borders. 3 `Your R948 southern sector F474 shall extend F475 from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom, and your southern border shall extend F475 from the end of the Salt Sea eastward. R949 4 `Then your border shall turn direction from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim and continue F476 to Zin, and its termination F477 shall be to the south of Kadesh-barnea; R950 and it shall reach F478 Hazaraddar and continue F476 to Azmon. 5 `The border shall turn direction from Azmon to the brook of Egypt, and its termination shall be at the R951 sea.
6 `As for the western border, you shall have the Great Sea, that is, its coastline; F479 this shall be your west border.
7 `And R952 this shall be your north border: you shall draw your border line from the Great Sea to Mount Hor. 8 `You shall draw a line from Mount Hor to the R953 Lebo-hamath, F480 and the termination of the border shall be at Zedad; 9 and the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and its termination shall be at Hazar-enan. This shall be your north border.
10 `For your eastern border you shall also draw a line from Hazar-enan to Shepham, 11 and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah R954 on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down and reach to the slope F481 on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth. R955 12 `And the border shall go down to the Jordan and its termination shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to its borders all around.' "
13 So Moses commanded the sons of Israel, saying, "This R956 is the land that you are to apportion by lot among you as a possession, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine and a half tribes. 14 "For R957 the tribe of the sons of Reuben have received theirs according to their fathers' households, and the tribe of the sons of Gad according to their fathers' households, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their possession. 15 "The two and a half tribes have received their possession across the Jordan opposite Jericho, eastward toward the sunrising."
16 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 17 "These R958 are the names of the men who shall apportion the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun. 18 "You shall take one leader of every tribe to apportion the land for inheritance. 19 "These are the names of the men: of the tribe of Judah, R959 Caleb R960 the son of Jephunneh. 20 "Of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, R961 Samuel the son of Ammihud. 21 "Of the tribe of Benjamin, R962 Elidad the son of Chislon. 22 "Of the tribe of the sons of Dan a leader, Bukki the son of Jogli. 23 "Of the sons of Joseph: of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh a leader, Hanniel the son of Ephod. 24 "Of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim a leader, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. 25 "Of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun a leader, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. 26 "Of the tribe of the sons of Issachar a leader, Paltiel the son of Azzan. 27 "Of the tribe of the sons of Asher a leader, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. 28 "Of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali a leader, Pedahel the son of Ammihud." 29 These are those whom the LORD commanded to apportion the inheritance to the sons of Israel in the land of Canaan.
F474: Lit side
F475: Lit be
F475: Lit be
F476: Lit pass along
F477: Lit goings out, and so throughout the ch
F478: Lit go forth to
F476: Lit pass along
F479: Lit border
F480: Or entrance of Hamath
F481: Lit shoulder
R947: Genesis 17:8; Psalms 78:54,55; 105:11
R948: Joshua 15:1-3
R949: Joshua 15:5
R950: Numbers 32:8
R951: Joshua 15:4
R952: Ezekiel 47:15-17
R953: Joshua 13:5
R954: 2 Kings 23:33
R955: Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 13:27
R956: Genesis 15:18; Numbers 26:52-56; Deuteronomy 11:24; Joshua 14:1-5
R957: Numbers 32:33
R958: Joshua 14:1,2
R959: Genesis 29:35; Deuteronomy 33:7; Psalms 60:7
R960: Numbers 13:6,30; 26:65; Deuteronomy 1:36
R961: Genesis 29:33; 49:5; Ezekiel 48:24
R962: Genesis 49:27; Deuteronomy 33:12; Psalms 68:27