Joshua 171And the borders of the tribe of the children of Manasseh, (for he was the firstborn of Joseph,) assigned to Machir the firstborn of Manasseh the father of Gilead, for he was a warrior, were in the land of Gilead and of Bashan. 2And there was land assigned to the other sons of Manasseh according to their families: to the sons of Jezi, and to the sons of Kelez, and to the sons of Jeziel, and to the sons of Shechem, and to the sons of Symarim, and to the sons of Opher: these are the males according to their families. 3And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons but daughters: and these are the names of the daughters of Zelophehad: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 4And they stood before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua, and before the rulers, saying, God commanded by the hand of Moses to give us an inheritance in the midst of our brethren. So there was given to them by the command of the Lord an inheritance among the brethren of their father. 5And their lot fell to them from Manasseh, and to the plain of Labec of the land of Gilead, which is beyond the Jordan. 6For the daughters of the sons of Manasseh inherited a portion in the midst of their brethren, and the land of Gilead was assigned to the remainder of the sons of Manasseh. 7And the borders of the sons of Manasseh were Delanath, which is before the sons of Anath, and it proceeds to the borders to Jamin and Jassib to the fountain of En Tappuah. 8It shall belong to Manasseh, and Tappuah on the borders of Manasseh shall belong to the sons of Ephraim. 9And the borders shall go down to the valley of Carana southward by the valley of Jariel, (there is a terebinth tree belonging to Ephraim between that and the city of Manasseh) and the borders of Manasseh are northward to the brook; and the sea shall be its termination. 10Southward the land belongs to Ephraim, and northward to Manasseh; and the sea shall be their cost; and northward they shall border upon Aseb, and eastward upon Issachar. 11And Manasseh shall have in the portion of Issachar and Beth Shean and their villages, and the inhabitants of Dor, and its villages, and the inhabitants of Megiddo, and its villages, and the third part of Mapheta, and its villages. 12And the sons of Manasseh were not able to destroy these cities; and the Canaanite began to dwell in that land. 13And it came to pass that when the children of Israel were strong, they made the Canaanites subject to them, but they did not utterly destroy them. 14And the sons of Joseph answered Joshua, saying, Why have you caused us to inherit one inheritance, and only one lot? Seeing we are a great people, and God has blessed us. 15And Joshua said to them, If you are a great people, go up to the forest, and clear the land for yourself, if Mount Ephraim is too small for you. 16And they said, Mount Ephraim does not please us, and the Canaanite dwelling in it in Beth Shean, and in its villages, and in the valley of Jezreel, has choice cavalry and iron. 17And Joshua said to the sons of Joseph, If you are a great people, and have great strength, you shall not have only one inheritance. 18For you shall have the wood, for there is a wood, and you shall clear it, and the land shall be yours; even when you shall have utterly destroyed the Canaanite, for he has chosen cavalry; yet you are stronger than he.
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