GOD'S WORD® Translation
1The second lot was drawn for the families of the tribe of Simeon. Their inheritance was within Judah. 2In their inheritance they received 13 cities and their villages: Beersheba (Sheba), Moladah, 3Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem, 4Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah, 6Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen. 7There were four other cities with their villages: Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan. 8All the villages around these cities as far as Baalath Beer and Ramath Negev were also included. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon for its families. 9Simeon's inheritance was a part of Judah's because Judah had more land than it needed. So Simeon received its inheritance inside Judah's borders.
10The third lot was drawn for the families descended from Zebulun. The border of their inheritance goes as far as Sarid. 11Toward the west the border ascends to Maralah and touches Dabbesheth and the river near Jokneam. 12But from Sarid it turns directly east toward the border of Chisloth Tabor, on to Daberath, and then ascends toward Japhia. 13From there it goes directly east to Gath Hepher, Eth Kazin, and Rimmon, where it turns to Neah. 14There the border turns north to Hannathon and ends at the valley of Iphtah El. 15This also includes Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem. There were 12 cities with their villages. 16These cities with their villages are the inheritance given to the families descended from Zebulun.
17The fourth lot was drawn for the families descended from Issachar. 18Their territory included Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem, 19Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 20Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah, and Beth Pazzez. 22The border touches Tabor, Shahazimah, and Beth Shemesh and ends at the Jordan River. There were 16 cities with their villages. 23These cities with their villages are the inheritance for the families of the tribe of Issachar.
24The fifth lot was drawn for the families of the tribe of Asher. 25Their territory included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph, 26Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The border touches Carmel and Shihor Libnath in the west. 27Then it turns east to Beth Dagon and touches Zebulun and the valley of Iphtah El in the north and goes to Beth Emek and Neiel. From there it goes northward to Cabul, 28Abdon, Rehob, Hammon, Kanah, and as far as Great Sidon. 29Then it turns at Ramah and goes on to the fortified city of Tyre. The border then turns to Hosah and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. The territory includes Meheleb, Achzib, 30Umma, Acco, Aphek, and Rehob. There were 22 cities with their villages. 31These cities with their villages are the inheritance for the families of the tribe of Asher.
32The sixth lot was drawn for the families descended from the tribe of Naphtali. 33Their border starts from Heleph at the oak tree at Zaanannim. It continues to Adami Nekeb, Jabneel, to Lakkum, and ends at the Jordan River. 34The border turns west to Aznoth Tabor, and from there to Hukok. It touches Zebulun in the south, Asher in the west, and Judah in the east at the Jordan. 35The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth, 36Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor, 38Yiron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath, and Beth Shemeth. There were 19 cities with their villages. 39These cities with their villages are the inheritance for the families of the tribe of Naphtali.
40The seventh lot was drawn for the families of the tribe of Dan. 41The territory of their inheritance included Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir Shemesh, 42Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah, 43Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 44Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 45Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon, 46Me Jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border passing in front of Joppa. 47The border of Dan extended beyond them. Dan's descendants went up and attacked Leshem, captured it, and killed everyone there. They took it, settled there, and renamed the city Dan after their ancestor Dan. 48These cities with their villages are the inheritance for the families of the tribe of Dan.
49When they all had finally received the land they were to inherit, the people of Israel also gave land within their territory as an inheritance to Joshua, son of Nun. 50They gave him the city he asked for, as the LORD had instructed them to do. It was Timnath Serah in the mountains of Ephraim. He rebuilt the city and lived there.
51This is the land that the tribes of Israel drew by lot. The priest Eleazar, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders of the families divided the land by drawing lots. They did this in Shiloh in the presence of the LORD at the entrance of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.