Joshua 17


The Borders of Manasseh

1And [5were 1the 2borders 3of the tribe 4of Manasseh] (for this one is first-born of Joseph) to Machir first-born of Manasseh, father of Gilead. For he was a man of war in Gilead and in the Bashan area. 2And there became to the sons of Manasseh, to the ones remaining according to their peoples -- to the sons of Abiezer, and to the sons of Helek, and to the sons of Asriel, and to the sons of Shechem, and to the sons of Hepher, and to the sons of Shemida; these are sons of Manasseh son of Joseph, the males according to their peoples. 3And to Zelophehad, son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, there were no sons to him, but daughters. And these are the names of the daughters of Zelophehad -- Mahlah, and Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcha, and Tirzah. 4And they stood before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua son of Nun, and before the rulers, saying, God gave charge through the hand of Moses to give to us an inheritance in the midst of our brethren. And there was given to them an inheritance by order of the  lord, a lot in the midst of their brethren of their father. 5And [2fell 1a piece of measured out land] to Manasseh -- the plain of Labed of the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of the Jordan; 6for the daughters of the sons of Manasseh inherited a lot in the midst of their brethren. And the land of Gilead became to the sons of Manasseh, to the ones left behind. 7And [3were 1the borders 2of Manasseh] from Asher to Michmethah, which is by the face of Shechem; and it goes to the borders unto Jamin and to Jassib, and to the spring Naphthoth, 8upon the borders of Manasseh belonging to the sons of Ephraim. 9And [3will go down 1the 2borders] to the ravine to the south by the ravine of Jariel -- the terebinth of Ephraim, in the midst of the city of Manasseh. And the borders of Manasseh towards north were to the rushing stream, and [2will be 1its outer reaches] the sea. 10From the south it was to Ephraim, and towards the north to Manasseh; and [3will be 1the 2sea] their borders, and at Asher they join together towards the north, and with Issachar from the east. 11And Manasseh will be with Issachar; and in Asher Beth-shean and their towns, and Ibleam and her daughter towns, and unto the ones dwelling in Dor and her towns; and unto the ones dwelling in En-dor and her towns, and unto the ones dwelling Taanach and her towns; and the ones dwelling Megiddo and her towns; and the third part of Napheta and her towns. 12And [4were not 5able 1the 2sons 3of Manasseh] to utterly destroy these cities. And [3began 1the 2Canaanite] to dwell in this land. 13And it came to pass when [4grew strong 1the 2sons 3of Israel] that they made the Canaanites subjects; and as to utterly destroy, they did not utterly destroy them. 14[5contradicted 1And 2the 3sons 4of Joseph] Joshua, saying, Why do you allot us [2lot 1one], and [2piece of measured out land 1one], and I [2people 1am a populous], and [2blessed 3me 1God]? 15And [2said 3to them 1Joshua], If [4people 3a populous 2are 1you], ascend into the forest, and clear it out for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, if [3restricts 1mount 2Ephraim]. 16And [4said 1the 2sons 3of Joseph], [3does not 4please 5us 1Mount 2Ephraim], for [2horses 1choice] and an iron weapon is to all the Canaanite dwelling in the land Emek in Beth-shean, and in her towns, and in the valley of Jezreel. 17And Joshua said to the sons of Joseph, to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, If [3people 1you are 2many], and [3strength 2great 1have], there shall not be to you [2lot 1only one]. 18For the forest shall be to you, for [2a forest 1it is], and you shall clear it out. And [2will be 3to you 1his departure] whenever you should utterly destroy the Canaanite, for [3cavalry 2a choice 1there is] to him, for he is strong; for you excel in strength over him.
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