|Joshua 13 |
1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said to him, "You are old and stricken in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed.
2 This is the land that yet remains: all the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri,
3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even to 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;
4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians to Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:
5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sun rising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon to the entering into Hamath.
6 Before the children of Israel I will drive out from all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians; only you are to divide it by lot to the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
8 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;
9 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 to Dibon;
10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon;
11 And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salcah;
12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants; for Moses struck these and cast them out.
13 Nevertheless the children of Israel did not expel not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites; but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
14 Only to the tribes of Levi he gave no inheritance; as he said to them, the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance.
15 And Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families.
16 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;
17 Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,
18 And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
19 And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley,
20 And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
21 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, who were dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.
22 Also among those who were slain with the sword by the children of Israel was Balaam, the son of Beor, the soothsayer.
23 And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and its border; Jordan's cities and villages were the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their families.
24 And Moses gave inheritance to the tribe of Gad, even to the children of Gad according to their families.
25 And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah;
26 And from Heshbon to Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
27 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 to the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their villages.
29 And Moses gave inheritance to the half tribe of Manasseh; and this was the possession of the half tribe of the children of Manasseh by their families.
30 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:
31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining to the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of Machir by their families.
32 These are the countries which Moses did distribute for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.
33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, as he had said to them.
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