Joshua 13 New American Standard Bible

The Land Yet to Be Possessed

13 1  Now Joshua was old and advanced in years when the Lord said to him, "You are old and advanced in years , and very much of the land remains to be possessed . 2  "This is the land that remains : all the regions of the Philistines and all those of the Geshurites ; 3  from the Shihor which is east e of Egypt , even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite ); the five lords of the Philistines : the Gazite , the Ashdodite , the Ashkelonite , the Gittite , the Ekronite ; and the Avvite 4  to the south , all the land of the Canaanite , and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians , as far as Aphek , to the border of the Amorite ; 5  and the land of the Gebalite , and all of Lebanon , toward the east e , from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon as far as Lebo-hamath . 6  "All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon as far as Misrephoth-maim , all the Sidonians , I will drive them out from before e the sons of Israel ; only allot it to Israel for an inheritance as I have commanded you.

7  "Now therefore, apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe e of Manasseh ." 8  With the other half-tribe, the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance which Moses gave them beyond the Jordan to the east , just as Moses the servant of the Lord gave to them; 9  from Aroer , which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon , with the city which is in the middle of the valley , and all the plain of Medeba , as far as Dibon ; 10  and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites , who reigned in Heshbon , as far as the border of the sons of Ammon ; 11  and Gilead , and the territory of the Geshurites and Maacathites , and all Mount Hermon , and all Bashan as far as Salecah ; 12  all the kingdom of Og in Bashan , who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of the remnant of the Rephaim ); for Moses struck them and dispossessed them. 13  But the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites or the Maacathites ; for Geshur and Maacath live among Israel until this day .

The Inheritances Given by Moses

14  Only to the tribe of Levi he did not give an inheritance ; the offerings by fire to the Lord , the God of Israel , are their inheritance , as He spoke to him. 15  So Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families . 16  Their territory was from Aroer , which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon , with the city which is in the middle of the valley and all the plain by Medeba ; 17  Heshbon , and all its cities which are on the plain : Dibon and Bamoth-baal and Beth-baal-meon , 18  and Jahaz and Kedemoth and Mephaath , 19  and Kiriathaim and Sibmah and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley , 20  and Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah and Beth-jeshimoth , 21  even all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites who reigned in Heshbon , whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian , Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba , the princes of Sihon , who lived in the land . 22  The sons of Israel also killed Balaam the son of Beor , the diviner , with the sword among the rest of their slain . 23  The border of the sons of Reuben was the Jordan . This was the inheritance of the sons of Reuben according to their families , the cities and their villages . 24  Moses also gave an inheritance to the tribe of Gad , to the sons of Gad , according to their families . 25  Their territory was Jazer , and all the cities of Gilead , and half the land of the sons of Ammon , as far as Aroer which is before e Rabbah ; 26  and from Heshbon as far as Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim , and from Mahanaim as far as the border 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 , with the Jordan as a border , as far as the lower end of the Sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan to the east . 28  This is the inheritance of the sons of Gad according to their families , the cities and their villages . 29  Moses also gave an inheritance to the half-tribe e of Manasseh ; and it was for the half-tribe e of the sons of Manasseh according to their families . 30  Their territory 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 ; 31  also half of Gilead , with Ashtaroth and Edrei , the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan , were for the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh , for half of the sons of Machir according to their families . 32  These are the territories which Moses apportioned for an inheritance in the plains of Moab , beyond e the Jordan at Jericho to the east . 33  But to the tribe of Levi , Moses did not give an inheritance ; the Lord , the God of Israel , is their inheritance , as He had promised to them.



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