Division of the Land13Thus says the Lord God: “This is the boundary ▼
▼Probable reading; Hebrew The valley of the boundaryby which b you shall divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. c Joseph shall have two portions. 14And you shall divide equally what d I swore e to give to your fathers. f This land shall fall to you as your inheritance. 15“This shall be the boundary of the land: On the north side, from g the Great Sea h by way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, and on to i Zedad ▼
▼Septuagint; Hebrew the entrance of Zedad, Hamath16 k Berothah, Sibraim (which lies on the border between l Damascus and m Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran. 17So the boundary shall run from the sea to n Hazar-enan, which is on the northern border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the north. ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertainThis shall be the north side. ▼
▼Probable reading; Hebrew and as for the north side18“On the east side, the boundary shall run between Hauran and Damascus; along the Jordan between q Gilead and the land of Israel; to r the eastern sea and as far as Tamar. ▼
▼Compare Syriac; Hebrew to the eastern sea you shall measureThis shall be the east side. 19“On the south side, it shall run from t Tamar as far as u the waters of Meribah-kadesh, from there along v the Brook of Egypt ▼
▼Hebrew lacks of Egyptto x the Great Sea. This shall be the south side. 20“On the west side, the Great Sea shall be the boundary to a point y opposite Lebo-hamath. This shall be the west side. 21 z “So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel.
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