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Design of Gibeon
9:1 Now on hearing the news of these things, all the kings on the west side of Jordan, in the hill-country and the lowlands and by the Great Sea in front of Lebanon, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites,
2 Came together with one purpose, to make war against Joshua and Israel.
9:3 And the men of Gibeon, hearing what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai,
4 Acting with deceit, got food together as if for a long journey ; and took old food-bags for their asses, and old and cracked wine-skins kept together with cord ;
5 And put old stitched-up shoes on their feet, and old clothing on their backs ; and all the food they had with them was dry and broken up.
6 And they came to Joshua to the tent-circle at Gilgal, and said to him and to the men of Israel, We have come from a far country : so now make an agreement with us.
7 And the men of Israel said to the Hivites, It may be that you are living among us ; how then may we make an agreement with you ?
8 And they said to Joshua, We are your servants. Then Joshua said to them, Who are you and where do you come from ?
9 And they said to him, Your servants have come from a very far country, because of the name of the Lord your God : for the story of his great name, and of all he did in Egypt has come to our ears,
10 And what he did to the two kings of the Amorites east of Jordan, to Sihon, king of Heshbon, and to Og, king of Bashan, at Ashtaroth.
11 So the responsible men and all the people of our country said to us, Take food with you for the journey and go to them, and say to them, We are your servants: so now make an agreement with us.
12 This bread which we have with us for our food, we took warm and new from our houses when starting on our journey to you ; but now see, it has become dry and broken up.
13 And these wine-skins were new when we put the wine in them, and now they are cracked as you see ; and our clothing and our shoes have become old because of our very long journey here.
14 And the men took some of their food, without requesting directions from the Lord.
15 So Joshua made peace with them, and made an agreement with them that they were not to be put to death: and the chiefs of the people took an oath to them.
9:16 Now three days after, when they had made this agreement with them, they had word that these men were their neighbours, living near them.
17 And the children of Israel went forward on their journey, and on the third day came to their towns. Now their towns were Gibeon and Chephirah and Beeroth and Kiriath-jearim.
18 And the children of Israel did not put them to death, because the chiefs of the people had taken an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel. And all the people made an outcry against the chiefs.
19 But all the chiefs said to the people, We have taken an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and so we may not put our hands on them.
20 This is what we will do to them : we will not put them to death, for fear that wrath may come on us because of our oath to them.
21 Keep them living, and let them be servants, cutting wood and getting water for all the people. And all the people did as the chiefs had said to them.
9:22 Then Joshua sent for them, and said to them, Why have you been false to us, saying, We are very far from you, when you are living among us ?
23 Now because of this you are cursed, and you will for ever be our servants, cutting wood and getting water for the house of my God.
24 And, answering Joshua, they said, Because it came to the ears of your servants that the Lord your God had given orders to his servant Moses to give you all this land, and to send destruction on all the people living in it, because of you ; so, fearing greatly for our lives because of you, we have done this.
25 And now we are in your hands : do to us whatever seems good and right to you.
26 So he kept them safe from the children of Israel, and did not let them be put to death.
27 And that day Joshua made them servants, cutting wood and getting water for the people and for the altar of the Lord, in the place marked out by him, to this day.
10:1 Now when it came to the ears of Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, that Joshua had taken Ai, and had given it up to the curse (for as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king) ; and that the people of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were living among them ;
2 He was in great fear, because Gibeon was a great town, like one of the king's towns, greater than Ai, and all the men in it were men of war.
3 So Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, sent to Hoham, king of Hebron, and to Piram, king of Jarmuth, and to Japhia, king of Lachish, and to Debir, king of Eglon, saying,
4 Come up to me and give me help, and let us make an attack on Gibeon : for they have made peace with Joshua and the children of Israel.
5 So the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, were banded together, and went up with all their armies and took up their position before Gibeon and made war against it.
Victory over the Amorites
10:6 And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua to the tent-circle at Gilgal, saying, Be not slow to send help to your servants ; come up quickly to our support and keep us safe : for all the kings of the Amorites from the hill-country have come together against us.
7 So Joshua went up from Gilgal with all his army and all his men of war.
8 And the Lord said to Joshua, Have no fear of them, for I have given them into your hands ; they will all give way before you.
9 So Joshua, having come up from Gilgal all night, made a sudden attack on them.
10 And the Lord made them full of fear before Israel, and they put great numbers of them to death at Gibeon, and went after them by the way going up to Beth-horon, driving them back to Azekah and Makkedah
11 And in their flight before Israel, on the way down from Beth-horon, the Lord sent down great stones from heaven on them all the way to Azekah, causing their death : those whose death was caused by the stones were more than those whom the children of Israel put to death with the sword.
10:12 It was on the day when the Lord gave up the Amorites into the hands of the children of Israel that Joshua said to the Lord, before the eyes of Israel, Sun, be at rest over Gibeon; and you, O moon, in the valley of Aijalon.
13 And the sun was at rest and the moon kept its place till the nation had given punishment to their attackers. (Is it not recorded in the book of Jashar ?) So the sun kept its place in the middle of the heavens, and was waiting, and did not go down, for the space of a day.
14 And there was no day like that, before it or after it, when the Lord gave ear to the voice of a man ; for the Lord was fighting for Israel.
10:15 And Joshua, with all Israel, went back to the tent-circle at Gilgal.
10:16 But these five kings went in flight secretly to a hole in the rock at Makkedah.
17 And word was given to Joshua that the five kings had been taken in a hole in the rock at Makkedah.
18 And Joshua said, Let great stones be rolled against the mouth of the hole, and let men keep watch by it:
19 But do you, without waiting, go after their army, attacking them from the back; do not let them get into their towns, for the Lord your God has given them into your hands.
20 Now when Joshua and the children of Israel had come to the end of their war of complete destruction, and had put to death all but a small band who had got safely into the walled towns,
21 All the people went back to Joshua to the tent-circle at Makkedah in peace : and no one said a word against the children of Israel.
10:22 Then Joshua said, Take away the stones from the mouth of the hole in the rock, and make those five kings come out to me.
23 And they did so, and made those five kings come out of the hole to him, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
24 And when they had made those kings come out to Joshua, Joshua sent for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, Come near and put your feet on the necks of these kings. So they came near and put their feet on their necks.
25 And Joshua said to them, Have no fear and do not be troubled; be strong and take heart : for so will the Lord do to all against whom you make war.
26 Then Joshua had them put to death, hanging them on five trees, where they were till evening.
27 And when the sun went down, they were taken down from the trees, by Joshua's orders, and put into the hole where they had gone to be safe ; and great stones were placed at the mouth of the hole, where they are to this day.
10:28 That day Joshua took Makkedah, and put it and its king to the sword ; every soul in it he gave up to the curse without mercy : and he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.
10:29 Then Joshua and all Israel with him went on from Makkedah and came to Libnah, and made an attack on it ;
30 And again the Lord gave it and its king into the hands of Israel ; and he put it and every person in it to the sword, till their destruction was complete ; and he did to its king as he had done to the king of Jericho.
31 Then Joshua and all Israel with him went on from Libnah to Lachish, and took up their position against it and made an attack on it,
32 And the Lord gave Lachish into the hands of Israel, and on the second day he took it, putting it and every person in it to the sword without mercy, as he had done to Libnah.
10:33 Then Horam, king of Gezer, came up to the help of Lachish ; and Joshua overcame him and his people, putting all of them to death.
34 And Joshua and all Israel with him went on from Lachish to Eglon : and they took up their position against it and made an attack on it ;
35 And that day they took it, putting it and every person in it to the sword, as he had done to Lachish.
10:36 And Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to Hebron, and made an attack on it ;
37 And took it, overcoming it and putting it and its king and its towns and every person in it to the sword : as he had done to Eglon, he put them all to death, and gave it up to the curse with every person in it.
10:38 And Joshua and all Israel with him went on to make an attack on Debir;
39 And he took it, with its king and all its towns: and he put them to the sword, giving every person in it to the curse ; all were put to death: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir and its king.
10:40 So Joshua overcame all the land, the hill-country and the South and the lowland and the mountain slopes, and all their kings ; all were put to death : and every living thing he gave up to the curse, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had given him orders.
41 Joshua overcame them from Kadesh-barnea to Gaza, and all the land of Goshen as far as Gibeon.
42 And all these kings and their land Joshua took at the same time, because the Lord, the God of Israel, was fighting for Israel.
43 Then Joshua and all Israel with him went back to their tents at Gilgal.
11:1 Now Jabin, king of Hazor, hearing of these things, sent to Jobab, king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
2 And to the kings on the north in the hill-country, and in the Arabah south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and in the highlands of Dor on the west,
3 And to the Canaanites on the east and on the west, and to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites in the hill-country, and the Hivites under Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
4 And they went out, they and all their armies with them, a great people, in number like the sand on the seaside, with horses and war-carriages in great number.
5 And all these kings came together, and put their forces in position at the waters of Merom, to make war on Israel.
Joshua took all that land
11:6 And the Lord said to Joshua, Have no fear of them: for tomorrow at this time I will give them all up dead before Israel ; you are to have the leg-muscles of their horses cut and their war-carriages burned with fire.
7 So Joshua and all the men of war with him came against them suddenly at the waters of Merom, and made an attack on them.
8 And the Lord gave them up into the hands of Israel, and they overcame them driving them back to great Zidon and to Misrephoth-maim and into the valley of Mizpeh to the east ; and they put them all to death, no man got away safely.
9 And Joshua did to them as the Lord had said to him; he had the leg-muscles of their horses cut and their war-carriages burned with fire.
11:10 At that time, Joshua went on to take Hazor and put its king to the sword : for in earlier times Hazor was the chief of all those kingdoms.
11 And they put every person in it to death without mercy, giving every living thing up to the curse, and burning Hazor.
12 And all the towns of these kings, and all the kings, Joshua took, and put them to the sword: he gave them up to the curse, as Moses, the servant of the Lord, had said.
13 As for the towns made on hills of earth, not one was burned by Israel but Hazor, which was burned by Joshua.
14 And all the goods taken from these towns, and their cattle, the children of Israel kept for themselves; but every man they put to death without mercy, till their destruction was complete, and there was no one living.
15 As the Lord had given orders to Moses his servant, so Moses gave orders to Joshua, and so Joshua did; every order which the Lord had given to Moses was done.
11:16 So Joshua took all that land, the hill-country and all the South, and all the land of Goshen, and the lowland and the Arabah, the hill-country of Israel and its lowland ;
17 From Mount Halak, which goes up to Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under Mount Hermon: and all their kings he overcame and put to death.
18 For a long time Joshua made war on all those kings.
19 Not one town made peace with the children of Israel, but only the Hivites of Gibeon : they took them all in war.
20 For the Lord made them strong in heart to go to war against Israel, so that he might give them up to the curse without mercy, and that destruction might come on them, as the Lord had given orders to Moses.
11:21 And Joshua came at that time and put an end to the Anakim in the hill-country, in Hebron, in Debir, in Anab, and in all the hill-country of Judah and Israel : Joshua gave them and their towns to the curse.
22 Not one of the Anakim was to be seen in the land of the children of Israel : only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, some were still living.
23 So Joshua took all the land, as the Lord had said to Moses ; and Joshua gave it to the children of Israel as their heritage, making division of it among them by their tribes. And the land had rest from war.
12:1 Now these are the kings of the land whom the children of Israel overcame, taking as their heritage their land on the east side of Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah to the east :
2 Sihon, king of the Amorites, who was living in Heshbon, ruling from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the town in the middle of the valley, and half Gilead, as far as the river Jabbok, the limits of the children of Ammon ;
3 And the Arabah to the sea of Chinneroth, to the east, and to the sea of the Arabah, that is the Salt Sea, to the east, the way to Beth-jeshimoth ; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah :
4 And the land of Og, king of Bashan, of the rest of the Rephaim, who was living at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
5 Ruling in the mountain of Hermon, and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, as far as the limits of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, to the land of Sihon, king of Heshbon.
6 Moses, the servant of the Lord, and the children of Israel overcame them ; and Moses, the servant of the Lord, gave their land for a heritage to the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Kings of the land
12:7 And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the children of Israel overcame on the west side of Jordan, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which goes up to Seir ; and Joshua gave the land to the tribes of Israel for a heritage, in keeping with their divisions ;
8 In the hill-country, and in the lowland, and in the Arabah, and on the mountain slopes, and in the waste land, and in the South ; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 The king of Jericho, one ; the king of Ai, which is near Beth-el, one ;
10 The king of Jerusalem, one ; the king of Hebron, one ;
11 The king of Jarmuth, one ; the king of Lachish, one ;
12 The king of Eglon, one ; the king of Gezer, one ;
13 The king of Debir, one ; the king of Geder, one ;
14 The king of Hormah, one ; the king of Arad, one ;
15 The king of Libnah, one ; the king of Adullam, one ;
16 The king of Makkedah, one ; the king of Beth-el, one ;
17 The king of Tappuah, one ; the king of Hepher, one ;
18 The king of Aphek, one ; the king of Lassharon, one ;
19 The king of Madon, one ; the king of Hazor, one ;
20 The king of Shimron-meron, one ; the king of Achshaph, one ;
21 The king of Taanach, one ; the king of Megiddo, one ;
22 The king of Kedesh, one ; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one ;
23 The king of Dor on the hill of Dor, one ; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one ;
24 The king of Tirzah, one; all the kings together were thirty-one.
13:1 Now Joshua was old and full of years; and the Lord said to him, You are old and full of years, and there is still very much land to be taken.
2 This is the land which is still to be taken : all the country of the Philistines, and all the Geshurites ;
3 From the Shihor, which is before Egypt, to the edge of Ekron to the north, which is taken to be Canaanite property : the five chiefs of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites, as well as the Avvim ;
4 On the south : all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah which is the property of the Zidonians, to Aphek, as far as the limit of the Amorites :
5 And the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, looking east, from Baal-gad under Mount Hermon as far as Hamath :
6 All the people of the hill-country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim, all the Zidonians ; them will I send out from before the children of Israel : only make division of it to Israel for a heritage, as I have given you orders to do.
7 So now make division of this land for a heritage to the nine tribes, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Division of the land
13:8 With him the Reubenites and the Gadites have been given their heritage, which Moses gave them, on the east side of Jordan, as Moses, the servant of the Lord, gave them ;
9 From Aroer, on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the town in the middle of the valley, and all the table-land from Medeba to Dibon ;
10 And all the towns of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who was ruling in Heshbon, to the limits of the children of Ammon ;
11 And Gilead, and the land of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah ;
12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who was ruling in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he was one of the last of the Rephaim) ; these did Moses overcome, driving them out of their country.
13 However, the people of Israel did not send out the Geshurites, or the Maacathites : but Geshur and Maacath are living among Israel to this day.
13:14 Only to the tribe of Levi he gave no heritage ; the offerings of the Lord, the God of Israel, made by fire are his heritage, as he said to him.
13:15 And Moses gave their heritage to the tribe of Reuben by their families.
16 Their limit was from Aroer, on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the town in the middle of the valley, and all the table-land by Medeba ;
17 Heshbon and all her towns in the table-land; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon ;
18 And Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath ;
19 And Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar in the mountain of the valley ;
20 And Beth-peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth ;
21 And all the towns of the table-land, and all the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who was ruling in Heshbon, whom Moses overcame, together with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the chiefs of Sihon, who were living in the land.
22 And Balaam, the son of Beor, the prophet, the children of Israel put to death with the sword.
23 And the limit of the children of Reuben was the edge of Jordan. This was the heritage of the children of Reuben by their families, with its towns and its unwalled places.
13:24 And Moses gave their heritage to the tribe of Gad by their families.
25 And their limit was Jazer, and all the towns of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer before Rabbah ;
26 And from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the edge of Debir ;
27 And in the valley, Beth-haram, and Beth-nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon, king of Heshbon, having Jordan for its limit, to the end of the sea of Chinnereth on the east side of Jordan.
28 This is the heritage of the children of Gad by their families, with its towns and its unwalled places
13:29 And Moses gave their heritage to the half-tribe of Manasseh by their families.
30 And their limit was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og, king of Bashan, and all Havvoth-Jair, in Bashan, sixty towns ;
31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, towns of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, for half of the children of Machir by their families.
13:32 These are the heritages of which Moses made distribution in the lowlands of Moab, on the other side of Jordan in Jericho, to the east.
33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no heritage: the Lord, the God of Israel, is their heritage, as he said to them.
14:1 And these are the heritages which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar, the priest, and Joshua, the son of Nun, and the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, gave out to them ;
2 Their heritage by the Lord's decision, as he gave orders by Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.
3 For Moses had given their heritage to the two tribes and the half-tribe on the other side of Jordan, but to the Levites he gave no heritage among them.
4 Because the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim ; and they gave the Levites no part in the land, only towns for their living-places, with the grass-lands for their cattle and for their property.
5 As the Lord had given orders to Moses, so the people of Israel did, and they made division of the land.
Division of the land
14:6 Then the children of Judah went to Joshua in Gilgal; and Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, said to him, You have knowledge of what the Lord said to Moses, the man of God, about me and about you in Kadesh-barnea.
7 I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the Lord, sent me from Kadesh-barnea to make a search through the land; and the account which I gave him was in keeping with his desire.
8 My brothers, however, who went up with me, made the heart of the people like water : but I was true to the Lord with all my heart.
9 And on that day Moses took an oath, saying, Truly the land where your feet have been placed will become a heritage for you and your children for ever, because you have been true to the Lord your God with all your heart.
10 And now, as you see, the Lord has kept me safe these forty-five years, from the time when the Lord said this to Moses, while Israel was wandering in the waste land : and now I am eighty-five years old.
11 And still, I am as strong today as I was when Moses sent me out: as my strength was then, so is it now, for war and for all the business of life.
12 So now, give me this hill-country named by the Lord at that time; for you had an account of it then, how the Anakim were there, and great walled towns : it may be that the Lord will be with me, and I will be able to take their land, as the Lord said.
14:13 And Joshua gave him his blessing ; and he gave Hebron to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, for his heritage.
14 So Hebron became the heritage of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, to this day, because with all his heart he was true to the Lord, the God of Israel.
15 In earlier times the name of Hebron had been Kiriath-arba, named after Arba, the greatest of the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.
15:1 Now the part of the land marked out for the children of Judah by families, went up to the edge of Edom, as far as the waste land of Zin to the south, to the farthest point of it on the south.
2 Their south limit was from the farthest part of the Salt Sea, from the inlet looking to the south :
3 From there it goes south of the slope up to Akrabbim, and on to Zin, then south past Kadesh-barnea, and on by Hezron and up to Addar, turning in the direction of Karka :
4 Then on to Azmon, ending at the stream of Egypt : and the end of the limit is at the sea ; this will be your limit on the south.
5 And the east limit is the Salt Sea as far as the end of Jordan. And the limit of the north part of the land is from the inlet of the sea at the end of Jordan :
6 Then the line goes up to Beth-hoglah, past the north of Beth-arabah, and up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben;
7 Then the line goes up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so to the north, in the direction of Gilgal, which is opposite the slope up to Adummim, on the south side of the river : and the line goes on to the waters of En-shemesh, ending at En-rogel :
8 Then the line goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite (which is Jerusalem) : then up to the top of the mountain in front of the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the farthest point of the valley of Rephaim on the north :
9 And the limit is marked out from the top of the mountain to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and out to the towns of Mount Ephron, as far as Baalah (which is Kiriath-jearim) :
10 Then turning west, the line goes from Baalah to Mount Seir, and on to the side of Mount Jearim (which is Chesalon) on the north, then down to Beth-shemesh, and on past Timnah:
11 And out to the side of Ekron to the north : then it is marked out to Shikkeron and on to Mount Baalah, ending at Jabneel ; the end of the line is at the sea.
12 And the limit on the west is the edge of the Great Sea. This is the line going round the land marked out for the children of Judah, by their families.
Division of the land
15:13 And to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, he gave a part among the children of Judah, as the Lord had given orders to Joshua, that is, Kiriath-arba, named after Arba, the father of Anak which is Hebron.
14 And the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak, were forced out from there by Caleb.
15 From there he went up against the people of Debir : (now the name of Debir before that was Kiriath-sepher.)
16 And Caleb said, I will give Achsah, my daughter, as wife to the man who overcomes Kiriath-sepher and takes it.
17 And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother, took it : so he gave him his daughter Achsah for his wife.
18 Now when she came to him, he put into her mind the idea of requesting a field from her father : and she got down from her ass; and Caleb said to her, What is it ?
19 And she said, Give me a blessing ; because you have put me in dry south-land, now give me springs of water. So he gave her the higher spring and the lower spring.
15:20 This is the heritage of the tribe of Judah, by their families.
21 The farthest towns of the tribe of Judah in the direction of the limits of Edom to the south, were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur ;
22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah ;
23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan ;
24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth ;
25 And Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-hezron (which is Hazor) ;
26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah ;
27 And Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-pelet ;
28 And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah ;
29 Baalah, and Iim, and Ezem ;
30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah ;
31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah ;
32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon ; all the towns are twenty-nine, with their unwalled places.
15:33 In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah ;
34 And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam ;
35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah ;
36 And Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim ; fourteen towns with their unwalled places.
15:37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad ;
38 And Dilan, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel ;
39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon ;
40 And Cabbon, and Lahmas, and Chithlish ;
41 And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah ; sixteen towns with their unwalled places.
15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan;
43 And Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib ;
44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah ; nine towns with their unwalled places.
15:45 Ekron, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places ;
46 From Ekron to the sea, all the towns by the side of Ashdod, with their unwalled places.
15:47 Ashdod, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places ; Gaza, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places, to the stream of Egypt, with the Great Sea as a limit.
15:48 And in the hill-country, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh ;
49 And Dannah, and Kiriath-sannah (which is Debir) ;
50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim ;
51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh ; eleven towns with their unwalled places.
15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan ;
53 And Janim, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah ;
54 And Humtah, and Kiriath-arba (which is Hebron), and Zior ; nine towns with their unwalled places.
15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah ;
56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah ;
57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah ; ten towns with their unwalled places.
15:58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor ;
59 And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon ; six towns with their unwalled places.
15:60 Kiriath-baal (which is Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two towns with their unwalled places.
15:61 In the waste land, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah ;
62 And Nibshan, and the Town of Salt, and En-gedi ; six towns with their unwalled places.
15:63 And as for the Jebusites living in Jerusalem, the children of Judah were unable to make them go out ; but the Jebusites are living with the children of Judah at Jerusalem, to this day.
16:1 And the limit of the land marked out for the children of Joseph went out from Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, in the waste land, going up from Jericho through the hill-country to Beth-el ;
2 And it goes out from Beth-el to Luz, and on as far as the limit of the Archites to Ataroth ;
3 And it goes down to the west to the limit of the Japhletites, to the limit of Beth-horon the lower, as far as Gezer ; ending at the sea.
Division of the land
16:4 And the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their heritage.
16:5 And the limit of the land of the children of Ephraim by their families was marked out in this way : the limit of their heritage to the east was Ataroth-addar, to Beth-horon the higher ;
6 The line goes out to the west at Michmethath on the north ; then turning to the east to Taanath-shiloh, going past it on the east of Janoah ;
7 And from Janoah down to Ataroth, and to Naarah, and touching Jericho, it goes on to Jordan.
8 From Tappuah the line goes on to the west to the river of Kanah; ending at the sea. This is the heritage of the children of Ephraim by their families ;
9 Together with the towns marked out for the children of Ephraim in the heritage of Manasseh, all the towns with their unwalled places.
10 And the Canaanites who were living in Gezer were not forced out ; but the Canaanites have been living among Ephraim, to this day, as servants, doing forced work.
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