Joshua 15 New American Standard Bible

The Territory Allotted to Judah

15 1  Now the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families reached the border of Edom , southward to the wilderness of Zin at the extreme south . 2  Their south border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea , from the bay that turns to the south . 3  Then it proceeded southward to the ascent of Akrabbim and continued to Zin , then went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea and continued to Hezron , and went up to Addar and turned about to Karka . 4  It continued to Azmon and proceeded to the brook of Egypt , and the border ended e at the sea . This shall be your south border . 5  The east border was the Salt Sea , as far as the mouth of the Jordan . And the border of the north side was from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan . 6  Then the border went up to Beth-hoglah , and continued on the north of Beth-arabah , and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben . 7  The border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor , and turned northward toward Gilgal which is opposite the ascent of Adummim , which is on the south of the valley ; and the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh and it ended e at En-rogel . 8  Then the border went up the valley of Ben-hinnom e to the slope of the Jebusite on the south (that is, Jerusalem ); and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is before e the valley of Hinnom to the west , which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim toward the north . 9  From the top of the mountain the border curved to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah and proceeded to the cities of Mount Ephron , then the border curved to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim ). 10  The border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir , and continued to the slope of Mount Jearim on the north (that is, Chesalon ), and went down to Beth-shemesh and continued through Timnah . 11  The border proceeded to the side of Ekron northward . Then the border curved to Shikkeron and continued to Mount Baalah and proceeded to Jabneel , and the border ended e at the sea . 12  The west border was at the Great Sea , even its coastline . This is the border around the sons of Judah according to their families .

Caleb Conquers Hebron and Debir

13  Now he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the sons of Judah , according to the command of the Lord to Joshua , namely, Kiriath-arba , Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron ). 14  Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak : Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai , the children of Anak . 15  Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir ; now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher . 16  And Caleb said , "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife ." 17  Othniel the son of Kenaz , the brother of Caleb , captured it; so he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife . 18  It came about that when she came to him, she persuaded him to ask her father for a field . So she alighted from the donkey , and Caleb said to her, "What do you want?" 19  Then she said , "Give me a blessing ; since you have given me the land of the Negev , give me also springs of water ." So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs .

The Cities of Judah

20  This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families . 21  Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel and Eder and Jagur , 22  and Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah , 23  and Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan , 24  Ziph and Telem and Bealoth , 25  and Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron e (that is, Hazor ), 26  Amam and Shema and Moladah , 27  and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Beth-pelet , 28  and Hazar-shual and Beersheba and Biziothiah , 29  Baalah and Iim and Ezem , 30  and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah , 31  and Ziklag and Madmannah and Sansannah , 32  and Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon ; in all , twenty-nine e cities with their villages . 33  In the lowland : Eshtaol and Zorah and Ashnah , 34  and Zanoah and En-gannim , Tappuah and Enam , 35  Jarmuth and Adullam , Socoh and Azekah , 36  and Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim ; fourteen e cities with their villages . 37  Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad , 38  and Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel , 39  Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon , 40  and Cabbon and Lahmas and Chitlish , 41  and Gederoth , Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah ; sixteen e cities with their villages . 42  Libnah and Ether and Ashan , 43  and Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib , 44  and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah ; nine cities with their villages . 45  Ekron , with its towns and its villages ; 46  from Ekron even to the sea , all that were by the side of Ashdod , with their villages . 47  Ashdod , its towns and its villages ; Gaza , its towns and its villages ; as far as the brook of Egypt and the Great Sea , even its coastline . 48  In the hill country : Shamir and Jattir and Socoh , 49  and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir ), 50  and Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim , 51  and Goshen and Holon and Giloh ; eleven e cities with their villages . 52  Arab and Dumah and Eshan , 53  and Janum and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah , 54  and Humtah and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron ), and Zior ; nine cities with their villages . 55  Maon , Carmel and Ziph and Juttah , 56  and Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah , 57  Kain , Gibeah and Timnah ; ten cities with their villages . 58  Halhul , Beth-zur and Gedor , 59  and Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon ; six cities with their villages . 60  Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim ), and Rabbah ; two cities with their villages . 61  In the wilderness : Beth-arabah , Middin and Secacah , 62  and Nibshan and the City of Salt and Engedi ; six cities with their villages . 63  Now as for the Jebusites , the inhabitants of Jerusalem , the sons of Judah could not drive them out; so the Jebusites live with the sons of Judah at Jerusalem until this day .



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