19:1 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, [even] for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was a within the inheritance of the children of Judah.
(a) According to Jacob's prophecy that he would
be scattered among the other tribes.
Out of the portion of the children of Judah [was] the inheritance of the
children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too b
much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the
inheritance of them.
(b) But this large portion was given them by
God's providence to declare their increase in time to come.
19:11 And their border went
up c toward the sea, and Maralah, and
reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that [is] before Jokneam;
(c) Or, westward, toward the great sea.
And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and d
Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
(d) There was another Bethlehem in the tribe of
And Remeth, and e Engannim, and Enhaddah,
(e) There was another city of this name in the
tribe of Judah: for in various tribes certain cities had the same name, and
were distinguished by the tribe only.
And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to f
Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and
Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,
(f) Joins to the tribe of Zebulun, which lay more
to the east.
19:29 And [then] the coast
turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city g
Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea
from the coast to Achzib:
(g) Which was Zoar, a strong city at the sea.
And their coast was from h Heleph, from
Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings
thereof were at Jordan:
(h) These cities were in the country of Zaanannim.
19:35 And the fenced cities
[are] Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and i
(i) Of which the lake of Gennesaret had its name.
And Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before k
(k) Called Joppa.
19:47 And the coast of the children of Dan went
out [too little] for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to l
fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and
possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan
(l) According as Jacob had prophesied in (Genesis