Joshua 18 New American Standard Bible

The Territory Allotted to the Other Tribes

18 1  Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at Shiloh , and set up the tent of meeting there ; and the land was subdued before them.

2  There remained among the sons of Israel seven tribes who had not divided their inheritance . 3  So Joshua said to the sons of Israel , " How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the Lord , the God of your fathers , has given you? 4  "Provide for yourselves three men from each tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance ; then they shall return to me. 5  "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 . 6  "You shall describe the land in seven divisions , and bring the description here to me. I will cast lots for you here before the Lord our God . 7  "For the Levites have no portion among you, because the priesthood of the Lord is their inheritance . Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe e of Manasseh also have received their inheritance eastward beyond e the Jordan , which Moses the servant of the Lord gave them." 8  Then the men arose and went , and Joshua commanded those who went to describe the land , saying , "Go and walk through the land and describe it, and return to me; then I will cast lots for you here before the Lord in Shiloh ." 9  So the men went and passed through the land , and described it by cities in seven divisions in a book ; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh . 10  And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the Lord , and there Joshua divided the land to the sons of Israel according to their divisions .

11  Now the lot of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin came up according to their families , and the territory of their lot lay between the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph . 12  Their border on the north side was from the Jordan , then the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north , and went up through the hill country westward , and it ended e at the wilderness of Beth-aven . 13  From there the border continued to Luz , to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel ) southward ; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar , near the hill which lies on the south of lower Beth-horon . 14  The border extended from there and turned round on the west side southward , from the hill which lies before e Beth-horon southward ; and it ended e at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim ), a city of the sons of Judah . This was the west side . 15  Then the south side was from the edge of Kiriath-jearim , and the border went westward and went to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah . 16  The border went down to the edge of the hill which is in the valley of Ben-hinnom e , which is in the valley of Rephaim northward ; and it went down to the valley of Hinnom , to the slope of the Jebusite southward , and went down to En-rogel . 17  It extended northward and went to En-shemesh and went to Geliloth , which is opposite the ascent of Adummim , and it went down to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben . 18  It continued to the side in front of the Arabah northward and went down to the Arabah . 19  The border continued to the side of Beth-hoglah northward ; and the border ended e at the north bay of the Salt Sea , at the south end of the Jordan . This was the south border . 20  Moreover, the Jordan was its border on the east side . This was the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin , according to their families and according to its borders all around . 21  Now the cities of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz e , 22  and Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel , 23  and Avvim and Parah and Ophrah , 24  and Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and Geba ; twelve e cities with their villages . 25  Gibeon and Ramah and Beeroth , 26  and Mizpeh and Chephirah and Mozah , 27  and Rekem and Irpeel and Taralah , 28  and Zelah , Haeleph and the Jebusite (that is, Jerusalem ), Gibeah , Kiriath ; fourteen e cities with their villages . This is the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin according to their families .



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