1 Chronicles 7:28
New International Version
Their lands and settlements included Bethel and its surrounding villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages all the way to Ayyah and its villages.

New Living Translation
The descendants of Ephraim lived in the territory that included Bethel and its surrounding towns to the south, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its surrounding villages to the north as far as Ayyah and its towns.

English Standard Version
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns;

Berean Study Bible
Their holdings and settlements included Bethel and its villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages.

King James Bible
And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:

New King James Version
Now their possessions and dwelling places were Bethel and its towns: to the east Naaran, to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns, as far as Ayyah and its towns;

New American Standard Bible
Their possessions and dwelling places were Bethel with its towns, and to the east, Naaran, and to the west, Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns, as far as Ayyah with its towns,

NASB 1995
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel with its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns as far as Ayyah with its towns,

NASB 1977
And their possessions and settlements were Bethel with its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns as far as Ayyah with its towns,

Amplified Bible
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, and Shechem, and as far as Ayyah with all their towns,

Christian Standard Bible
Their holdings and settlements were Bethel and its surrounding villages; Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their holdings and settlements were Bethel and its villages; Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages,

American Standard Version
And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Azzah and the towns thereof;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their property and their beds in Bayth Eil and its hamlets, and Shekeem and its hamlets, and Anath and its hamlets.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their possession and their dwelling were Baethel and her towns, to the east Noaran, westward Gazer and her towns, and Sychem and her towns, as far as Gaza and her towns.

Contemporary English Version
The descendants of Ephraim took over the territory as far south as Bethel, as far east as Naaran, and as far west as Gezer. Their territory included all the villages around these towns, as well as Shechem, Ayyah, and the nearby villages.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their possessions and habitations were Bethel with her daughters, and eastward Noran, and westward Gazer and her daughters, Sichem also with her daughters, as far as Ass with her daughters.

English Revised Version
And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Azzah and the towns thereof:

Good News Translation
The territory which they took and settled included Bethel and the towns around it, as far east as Naaran and as far west as Gezer and the towns around it. It also included the cities of Shechem and Ayyah, and the towns around them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The land and homes of Ephraim's descendants were in Bethel and its villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer with its villages to the west, Shechem and its villages, and as far as Gaza and its villages.

International Standard Version
Their possessions and settlements included Bethel and its towns, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its towns to the west, Shechem and its towns as far as Ayyah and its towns

JPS Tanakh 1917
And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Aiah and the towns thereof;

Literal Standard Version
And their possession and their dwellings [are] Beth-El and its small towns, and Naaran to the east, and Gezer and its small towns to the west, and Shechem and its small towns, as far as Gaza and its small towns;

NET Bible
Their property and settlements included Bethel and its surrounding towns, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its surrounding towns to the west, and Shechem and its surrounding towns as far as Ayyah and its surrounding towns.

New Heart English Bible
Their possessions and habitations were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with its towns; Shechem also and its towns, to Ayyah and its towns;

World English Bible
Their possessions and habitations were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with its towns; Shechem also and its towns, to Azzah and its towns;

Young's Literal Translation
And their possession and their dwellings are Beth-El and its small towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its small towns, and Shechem and its small towns, unto Gaza and its small towns;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Descendants of Ephraim
27Nun his son, and Joshua his son. 28Their holdings and settlements included Bethel and its villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages. 29And along the borders of Manasseh were Beth-shean, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, together with their villages. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns.…

Cross References
Joshua 16:2
It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz) and proceeded to the border of the Archites in Ataroth.

Joshua 16:7
From Janoah it went down to Ataroth and Naarah, and then reached Jericho and came out at the Jordan.


Treasury of Scripture

And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, to Gaza and the towns thereof:

Beth-el

Genesis 28:19
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

Joshua 16:2
And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,

Judges 1:22
And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the LORD was with them.

Naarath

1 Chronicles 6:66,67
And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim…

towns [heb] daughters









THE BOUNDS OF EPHRAIM AND WEST MANASSEH

(1Chronicles 7:28-29).

Comp. 1Chronicles 6:54, sqq., where a list of the cities of the Levites is similarly added to their tribal registers.

(28) And their possessions.--Heb., and their domain and their seats were Bethel and her daughters; "their domain," that is, the domain of both divisions of the tribe of Joseph.

Bethel--originally assigned to Benjamin (Joshua 18:22), belonged later to the northern kingdom. The present list appears therefore to be younger than the disruption of Solomon's empire.

Naaran, or Naarah (Naapa) (Joshua 16:7) was a town north-east of Jericho. Gezer lay on the southwest border of Ephraim (Joshua 16:3), Shechem (Nabl-s, ????????) on the north. Gaza: so the LXX? Vulg. (Aza which represents the Hebrew 'Azz?h, i.e., Gaza), and Targum; but a great number of MSS. and seventeen editions read Ayyah, a place not mentioned elsewhere, but doubtless lying on the north-west border of Ephraim. . . .

Verse 28. - Naaran. This place is probably the same with the Naarath or Naarah of Joshua 16:7; though here it is said to be an eastward limit, and there its description might rather seem that of a southward limit. Gaza. This name can scarcely designate the well-known Gaza, assigned to Judah (Joshua 15:47; Judges 1:18), but so largely the prey of the Philistines (Judges 3:3; Judges 16:21; 1 Samuel 6:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their holdings
וַאֲחֻזָּתָם֙ (wa·’ă·ḥuz·zā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 272: Something seized, a possession

and settlements
וּמֹ֣שְׁבוֹתָ֔ם (ū·mō·šə·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers

included
בֵּֽית־ (bêṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew

Bethel
אֵ֖ל (’êl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1008: Bethel -- 'house of God', a city in Ephraim, also a place in southern Judah

and its villages,
וּבְנֹתֶ֑יהָ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter

Naaran
נַעֲרָ֔ן (na·‘ă·rān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5295: Naaran -- a place in Ephraim

to the east,
וְלַמִּזְרָ֣ח (wə·lam·miz·rāḥ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4217: Place of sunrise, the east

Gezer
גֶּ֤זֶר (ge·zer)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1507: Gezer -- 'portion', a Levitical city on the border of Ephraim

and its villages
וּבְנֹתֶ֙יהָ֙ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter

to the west,
וְלַֽמַּעֲרָ֗ב (wə·lam·ma·‘ă·rāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4628: The west

and Shechem
וּשְׁכֶ֣ם (ū·šə·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

and its villages
וּבְנֹתֶ֔יהָ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter

as far as
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Ayyah
עַיָּ֖ה (‘ay·yāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5804: A Philistine city

and its villages.
וּבְנֹתֶֽיהָ׃ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter


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