Joshua 18:5
New International Version
You are to divide the land into seven parts. Judah is to remain in its territory on the south and the tribes of Joseph in their territory on the north.

New Living Translation
Let them divide the land into seven sections, excluding Judah’s territory in the south and Joseph’s territory in the north.

English Standard Version
They shall divide it into seven portions. Judah shall continue in his territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall continue in their territory on the north.

Berean Study Bible
and divide the land into seven portions. Judah shall remain in their territory in the south, and the house of Joseph shall remain in their territory in the north.

King James Bible
And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.

New King James Version
And they shall divide it into seven parts. Judah shall remain in their territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall remain in their territory on the north.

New American Standard Bible
And they shall divide it into seven portions; Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north.

NASB 1995
“They shall divide it into seven portions; Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north.

NASB 1977
“And they shall divide it into seven portions; Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north.

Amplified Bible
They shall divide it into seven parts; [the tribe of] Judah shall remain in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall remain in its territory on the north.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they are to divide it into seven portions. Judah is to remain in its territory in the south and Joseph’s family in their territory in the north.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they are to divide it into seven portions. Judah is to remain in its territory in the south and Joseph’s family in their territory in the north.

American Standard Version
And they shall divide it into seven portions: Judah shall abide in his border on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their border on the north.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall divide the land into seven divisions and Yehuda shall stand on its border from the south and that of the house of Yoseph will stand on their borders from the north

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they came to him: and he divided to them seven portions, saying, Juda shall stand to them a border southward, and the sons of Joseph shall stand to them northward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Divide to yourselves the land into seven parts: let Juda be in his bounds on the south side, and the house of Joseph on the north.

English Revised Version
And they shall divide it into seven portions: Judah shall abide in his border on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their border on the north.

Good News Translation
The land will be divided among them in seven parts; Judah will stay in its territory in the south, and Joseph in its territory in the north.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will divide the land into seven parts. Judah will stay within its territory in the south, and Joseph's descendants will stay within their territory in the north.

International Standard Version
They'll divide it seven ways. Judah will stay in its territory on the south and the house of Joseph will remain in its territory on the north.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall divide it into seven portions: Judah shall abide in his border on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their border on the north.

Literal Standard Version
and they have divided it into seven portions—Judah stays by its border on the south, and the house of Joseph stays by their border on the north—

NET Bible
Divide it into seven regions. Judah will stay in its territory in the south, and the family of Joseph in its territory in the north.

New Heart English Bible
They shall divide it into seven portions. Judah shall live in his borders on the south, and the house of Joseph shall live in their borders on the north.

World English Bible
They shall divide it into seven portions. Judah shall live in his borders on the south, and the house of Joseph shall live in their borders on the north.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have divided it into seven portions -- Judah doth stay by its border on the south, and the house of Joseph do stay by their border on the north --

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Remainder Divided
4Appoint three men from each tribe, and I will send them out to survey the land and map it out, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me 5and divide the land into seven portions. Judah shall remain in their territory in the south, and the house of Joseph shall remain in their territory in the north. 6When you have mapped out the seven portions of land and brought it to me, I will cast lots for you here in the presence of the LORD our God.…

Cross References
Joshua 15:1
Now the allotment for the clans of the tribe of Judah extended to the border of Edom, to the Wilderness of Zin at the extreme southern boundary:

Joshua 18:4
Appoint three men from each tribe, and I will send them out to survey the land and map it out, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.

Judah shall

Joshua 15:1
This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.

Joshua 19:1-9
And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah…

the house

Joshua 16:1-17:18
And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel, …









(5-10) They shall divide it into seven parts.--The several tribes were not permitted to choose their own portions. In Numbers 26:54-55, we read: "To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance. . . . notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot." These words imply that there must be unequal portions of territory for larger and smaller tribes, but that the particular position of each tribe must be settled by the lot, whereof "the whole disposing is of the Lord." We are not told how this rule was carried out in the case of Judah, Ephraim, and Manasseh, who received their inheritance first. Possibly a sufficient extent of territory was surveyed at first to provide three large allotments. The three tribes might then cast lots, first between Judah and Joseph for the northern or southern portions, and then between Ephraim and Manasseh for the two sections of the northern territory. This would carry out the instructions of Numbers 26. But see above (Joshua 15:1).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and divide
וְהִֽתְחַלְּק֥וּ (wə·hiṯ·ḥal·lə·qū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

[the land]
אֹתָ֖הּ (’ō·ṯāh)
Direct object marker | third person feminine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

into seven
לְשִׁבְעָ֣ה (lə·šiḇ·‘āh)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

portions.
חֲלָקִ֑ים (ḥă·lā·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2506: Portion, tract, territory

Judah
יְהוּדָ֞ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

shall remain
יַעֲמֹ֤ד (ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their territory
גְּבוּלוֹ֙ (gə·ḇū·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

in the south
מִנֶּ֔גֶב (min·ne·ḡeḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5045: South country, the Negeb, south

and the house
וּבֵ֥ית (ū·ḇêṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Joseph
יוֹסֵ֛ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

shall remain
יַעַמְד֥וּ (ya·‘am·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their territory
גְּבוּלָ֖ם (gə·ḇū·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

in the north.
מִצָּפֽוֹן׃ (miṣ·ṣā·p̄ō·wn)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter


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