Joshua 13

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1Now when Joshua was old and advanced in years, the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed. 2This is the land that yet remains: all the borders of the Philistines and all Geshuri 3from the Nile, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted among the Canaanites; five cardinals of the Philistines; the Gazathites and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites, also the Avites; 4towards the Negev all the land of the Canaanites and Mearah that is beside those of Sidon unto Aphek to the border of the Amorite; 5and the land of the Giblites and all Lebanon toward the sunrising, from Baalgad at the root of Mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath. 6All the inhabitants of the mountains from Lebanon unto the hot springs and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the sons of Israel; only thou shalt divide the country by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.

7Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes and the half tribe of Manasseh, 8for the other half received their inheritance with the Reubenites and the Gadites, which Moses gave them of the other side of the Jordan eastward, according as Moses the slave of the LORD gave them; 9from 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 unto Dibon; 10and all the cities of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, unto the borders of the sons of Ammon; 11and Gilead and the borders of the Geshur and Maachath and all Mount Hermon and all Bashan unto Salcah; 12all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the Rephaim, for these did Moses smite and cast them out of the land. 13Nevertheless, the sons of Israel did not expel those of Geshur and Maachath, but Geshur {Heb. the proud beholder} and Maachath {Heb. the oppressor} dwell among the Israelites until this day. 14But unto the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance; the sacrifices on fire of the LORD God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said unto them. 15And Moses gave unto the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families, 16and their border 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 until Medeba, 17Heshbon and all her cities that are in the plain, Dibon, and Bamothbaal and Bethbaalmeon, 18and Jahazah and Kedemoth and Mephaath, 19and Kirjathaim and Sibmah and Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley, {Emec} 20and Bethpeor and Ashdothpisgah and Bethjeshimoth, 21and all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur and Hur and Reba, who were princes of Sihon, dwelling in the country. 22Balaam also, the son of Beor, the diviner, did the sons of Israel slay with the sword among those that were slain by them. 23And the border of the sons of Reuben was the Jordan and the border thereof. This was the inheritance of the sons of Reuben according to their families, these cities with their villages. 24Moses likewise gave unto the tribe of Gad, to the sons of Gad according to their families. 25And their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead and half of the land of the sons of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before Rabbah, 26and from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim, and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir, 27and the valley of Betharam and Bethnimrah and Succoth and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon, king of Heshbon, the Jordan and its border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side of the Jordan eastward. 28This is the inheritance of the sons of Gad according to their families, these cities with their villages. 29And Moses also gave unto the half tribe of Manasseh, and it belonged to the half tribe of the sons of Manasseh according to their families. 30Their border was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities. 31And half of Gilead and Ashtaroth and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were given to the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, even to one half of the sons of Machir, according to their families. 32This is what Moses distributed in inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side of the Jordan of Jericho, eastward. 33But to the tribe of Levi Moses did not give any inheritance; the LORD God of Israel is their inheritance, as he said unto them.