Joshua 12-15 Revised Standard Version

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The Kings Defeated by Moses

12 1  Now these are the kings of the land, whom the people of Israel defeated, and took possession of their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, with all the Arabah eastward: 2  Sihon king of the Amorites who dwelt at Heshbon, and ruled from Aro'er, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and from the middle of the valley as far as the river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, that is, half of Gilead, 3  and the Arabah to the Sea of Chin'neroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jesh'imoth, to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, southward to the foot of the slopes of Pisgah; 4  and Og king of Bashan, one of the remnant of the Reph'aim, who dwelt at Ash'taroth and at Ed're-i 5  and ruled over Mount Hermon and Sal'ecah and all Bashan to the boundary of the Gesh'urites and the Ma-ac'athites, and over half of Gilead to the boundary of Sihon king of Heshbon. 6  Moses, the servant of the Lord, and the people of Israel defeated them; and Moses the servant of the Lord gave their land for a possession to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manas'seh.

The Kings Defeated by Joshua

7  And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the people of Israel defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Ba'al-gad in the valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, that rises toward Se'ir (and Joshua gave their land to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their allotments, 8  in the hill country, in the lowland, in the Arabah, in the slopes, in the wilderness, and in the Negeb, the land of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Per'izzites, the Hivites, and the Jeb'usites): 9  the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one; 10  the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one; 11  the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one; 12  the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one; 13  the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one; 14  the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one; 15  the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one; 16  the king of Makke'dah, one; the king of Bethel, one; 17  the king of Tap'puah, one; the king of Hepher, one; 18  the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lashar'on, one; 19  the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one; 20  the king of Shim'ron-me'ron, one; the king of Ach'shaph, one; 21  the king of Ta'anach, one; the king of Megid'do, one; 22  the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jok'ne-am in Carmel, one; 23  the king of Dor in Naphath-dor, one; the king of Goi'im in Galilee, one; 24  the king of Tirzah, one: in all, thirty-one kings.

The Land Yet to Be Possessed

13 1  Now Joshua was old and advanced in years; and the Lord said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed. 2  This is the land that yet remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Gesh'urites 3  (from the Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is reckoned as Canaanite; there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ash'kelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of the Avvim, 4  in the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mear'ah which belongs to the Sido'nians, to Aphek, to the boundary of the Amorites, 5  and the land of the Geb'alites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Ba'al-gad below Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath, 6  all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Mis'rephoth-ma'im, even all the Sido'nians. I will myself drive them out from before the people of Israel; only allot the land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.

7  Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manas'seh." 8  With the other half of the tribe of Manas'seh the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the Lord gave them: 9  from Aro'er, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland of Med'eba as far as Dibon; 10  and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the boundary of the Ammonites; 11  and Gilead, and the region of the Gesh'urites and Ma-ac'athites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Sal'ecah; 12  all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ash'taroth and in Ed're-i (he alone was left of the remnant of the Reph'aim); these Moses had defeated and driven out. 13  Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Gesh'urites or the Ma-ac'athites; but Geshur and Ma'acath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.

The Inheritances Given by Moses

14  To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance; the offerings by fire to the Lord God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him. 15  And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the Reubenites according to their families. 16  So their territory was from Aro'er, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Med'eba; 17  with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; Dibon, and Ba'moth-ba'al, and Beth-ba'al-me'on, 18  and Jahaz, and Ked'emoth, and Meph'aath, 19  and Kir'iatha'im, and Sibmah, and Zer'eth-sha'har on the hill of the valley, 20  and Beth-pe'or, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jesh'imoth, 21  that is, all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses defeated with the leaders of Mid'ian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who dwelt in the land. 22  Balaam also, the son of Be'or, the soothsayer, the people of Israel killed with the sword among the rest of their slain. 23  And the border of the people of Reuben was the Jordan as a boundary. This was the inheritance of the Reubenites, according to their families with their cities and villages. 24  And Moses gave an inheritance also to the tribe of the Gadites, according to their families. 25  Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites, to Aro'er, which is east of Rabbah, 26  and from Heshbon to Ra'math-miz'peh and Bet'onim, and from Mahana'im to the territory of Debir, 27  and in the valley Beth-ha'ram, Beth-nim'rah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of Chin'nereth, eastward beyond the Jordan. 28  This is the inheritance of the Gadites according to their families, with their cities and villages. 29  And Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manas'seh; it was allotted to the half-tribe of the Manas'sites according to their families. 30  Their region extended from Mahana'im, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Ja'ir, which are in Bashan, sixty cities, 31  and half Gilead, and Ash'taroth, and Ed're-i, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan; these were allotted to the people of Machir the son of Manas'seh for the half of the Machirites according to their families. 32  These are the inheritances which Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan east of Jericho. 33  But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the Lord God of Israel is their inheritance, as he said to them.

Canaan Divided by Lot

14 1  And these are the inheritances which the people of Israel received in the land of Canaan, which Elea'zar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel distributed to them. 2  Their inheritance was by lot, as the Lord had commanded Moses for the nine and one-half tribes. 3  For Moses had given an inheritance to the two and one-half tribes beyond the Jordan; but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. 4  For the people of Joseph were two tribes, Manas'seh and E'phraim; and no portion was given to the Levites in the land, but only cities to dwell in, with their pasture lands for their cattle and their substance. 5  The people of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses; they allotted the land.

Hebron Given to Caleb

6  Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal; and Caleb the son of Jephun'neh the Ken'izzite said to him, "You know what the Lord said to Moses the man of God in Ka'desh-bar'nea concerning you and me. 7  I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Ka'desh-bar'nea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. 8  But my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the Lord my God. 9  And Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children for ever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.' 10  And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness; and now, lo, I am this day eighty-five years old. 11  I am still as strong to this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war, and for going and coming. 12  So now give me this hill country of which the Lord spoke on that day; for you heard on that day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities: it may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall drive them out as the Lord said." 13  Then Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephun'neh for an inheritance. 14  So Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephun'neh the Ken'izzite to this day, because he wholly followed the Lord, the God of Israel. 15  Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kir'iath-ar'ba; this Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.

The Territory Allotted to Judah

15 1  The lot for the tribe of the people of Judah according to their families reached southward to the boundary of Edom, to the wilderness of Zin at the farthest south. 2  And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward; 3  it goes out southward of the ascent of Akrab'bim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Ka'desh-bar'nea, along by Hezron, up to Addar, turns about to Karka, 4  passes along to Azmon, goes out by the Brook of Egypt, and comes to its end at the sea. This shall be your south boundary. 5  And the east boundary is the Salt Sea, to the mouth of the Jordan. And the boundary on the north side runs from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan; 6  and the boundary goes up to Beth-hoglah, and passes along north of Beth-arabah; and the boundary goes up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben; 7  and the boundary goes up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adum'mim, which is on the south side of the valley; and the boundary passes along to the waters of En-she'mesh, and ends at En-ro'gel; 8  then the boundary goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jeb'usite (that is, Jerusalem); and the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the valley of Reph'aim; 9  then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain to the spring of the Waters of Nephto'ah, and from there to the cities of Mount Ephron; then the boundary bends round to Ba'alah (that is, Kir'iath-je'arim); 10  and the boundary circles west of Ba'alah to Mount Se'ir, passes along to the northern shoulder of Mount Je'arim (that is, Ches'alon), and goes down to Beth-she'mesh, and passes along by Timnah; 11  the boundary goes out to the shoulder of the hill north of Ekron, then the boundary bends round to Shik'keron, and passes along to Mount Ba'alah, and goes out to Jabneel; then the boundary comes to an end at the sea. 12  And the west boundary was the Great Sea with its coast-line. This is the boundary round about the people of Judah according to their families.

Caleb Conquers Hebron and Debir

13  According to the commandment of the Lord to Joshua, he gave to Caleb the son of Jephun'neh a portion among the people of Judah, Kir'iath-ar'ba, that is, Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak). 14  And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak, She'shai and Ahi'man and Talmai, the descendants of Anak. 15  And he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kir'iath-se'pher. 16  And Caleb said, "Whoever smites Kir'iath-se'pher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife." 17  And Oth'ni-el the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. 18  When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field; and she alighted from her ass, and Caleb said to her, "What do you wish?" 19  She said to him, "Give me a present; since you have set me in the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water." And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

The Cities of Judah

20  This is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Judah according to their families. 21  The cities belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme South, toward the boundary of Edom, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur, 22  Kinah, Dimo'nah, Ada'dah, 23  Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan, 24  Ziph, Telem, Be-a'loth, 25  Ha'zor-hadat'tah, Ker'i-oth-hezron (that is, Hazor), 26  Amam, Shema, Mola'dah, 27  Ha'zar-gad'dah, Heshmon, Beth-pel'et, 28  Hazar-shu'al, Beer-sheba, Biziothi'ah, 29  Ba'alah, I'im, Ezem, 30  Elto'lad, Chesil, Hormah, 31  Ziklag, Madman'nah, Sansan'nah, 32  Leba'oth, Shilhim, A'in, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine cities, with their villages. 33  And in the lowland, Eshta'ol, Zorah, Ashnah, 34  Zano'ah, En-gan'nim, Tap'puah, Enam, 35  Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Aze'kah, 36  Shaara'im, Aditha'im, Gede'rah, Gederotha'im: fourteen cities with their villages. 37  Zenan, Hadash'ah, Mig'dal-gad, 38  Di'lean, Mizpeh, Jok'theel, 39  Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, 40  Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish, 41  Gede'roth, Beth-da'gon, Na'amah, and Makke'dah: sixteen cities with their villages. 42  Libnah, Ether, Ashan, 43  Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib, 44  Kei'lah, Achzib, and Mare'shah: nine cities with their villages. 45  Ekron, with its towns and its villages; 46  from Ekron 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; to the Brook of Egypt, and the Great Sea with its coast-line. 48  And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh, 49  Dannah, Kir'iath-san'nah (that is, Debir), 50  Anab, Esh'temoh, Anim, 51  Goshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages. 52  Arab, Dumah, Eshan, 53  Janim, Beth-tap'puah, Aphe'kah, 54  Humtah, Kir'iath-ar'ba (that is, Hebron), and Zi'or: nine cities with their villages. 55  Ma'on, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, 56  Jezreel, Jok'de-am, Zano'ah, 57  Kain, Gib'e-ah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages. 58  Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor, 59  Ma'arath, Beth-anoth, and El'tekon: six cities with their villages. 60  Kir'iath-ba'al (that is, Kir'iath-je'arim), and Rabbah: two cities with their villages. 61  In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Seca'cah, 62  Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En-ge'di: six cities with their villages. 63  But the Jeb'usites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah could not drive out; so the Jeb'usites dwell with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

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