Joshua 14 New American Standard Bible

Canaan Divided by Lot

14 1  Now these are the territories which the sons of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan , which Eleazar the priest , and Joshua the son of Nun , and the heads of the households of the tribes of the sons of Israel apportioned to them for an inheritance , 2  by the lot of their inheritance , as the Lord commanded through Moses , for the nine tribes and the half-tribe e . 3  For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe e beyond e the Jordan ; but he did not give an inheritance to the Levites among them. 4  For the sons of Joseph were two tribes , Manasseh and Ephraim , and they did not give a portion to the Levites in the land , except e cities to live in, with their pasture lands for their livestock and for their property . 5  Thus the sons of Israel did just as the Lord had commanded Moses , and they divided the land .

Hebron Given to Caleb

6  Then the sons of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal , and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know the word which the Lord spoke to Moses the man of God concerning e you and me in Kadesh-barnea . 7  "I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land , and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart . 8  "Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear ; but I followed the Lord my God fully . 9  "So Moses swore on that day , saying , 'Surely e the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever e , because you have followed the Lord my God fully .' 10  "Now behold , the Lord has let me live , just as He spoke , these forty-five e years , from the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses , when Israel walked in the wilderness ; and now behold , I am eighty-five years old today . 11  " I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then , so my strength is now , for war and for going out and coming in. 12  "Now then, give me this hill country about which the Lord spoke on that day , for you heard on that day that Anakim were there , with great fortified cities ; perhaps the Lord will be with me, and I will drive them out as the Lord has spoken ." 13  So Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance . 14  Therefore e , Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day , because e he followed the Lord God of Israel fully . 15  Now the name of Hebron was formerly Kiriath-arba ; for Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim . Then the land had rest from war .

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