Joshua 15

* The borders of the lot of Judah. (1-12) Caleb's portion, His

daughter's blessing. (13-19) The cities of Judah. (20-63)

1-12 Joshua allotted to Judah, Ephraim, and the half of

Manasseh, their inheritances before they left Gilgal. Afterwards

removing to Shiloh, another survey was made, and the other

tribes had their portion assigned. In due time all God's people

are settled.
13-19 Achsah obtained some land by Caleb's free grant. He gave

her a south land. Land indeed, but a south land, dry and apt to

be parched. She obtained more, on her request, and he gave the

upper and the nether springs. Those who understand it but of one

field, watered both with the rain of heaven, and the springs

that issued out of the earth, countenance the allusion commonly

made to this, when we pray for spiritual and heavenly blessings

which relate to our souls, as blessings of the upper springs,

and those which relate to the body and the life that now is, as

blessings of the nether springs. All the blessings, both of the

upper and the nether springs, belong to the children of God. As

related to Christ, they have them freely given of the Father,

for the lot of their inheritance.
20-63 Here is a list of the cities of Judah. But we do not here

find Bethlehem, afterwards the city of David, and ennobled by

the birth of our Lord Jesus in it. That city, which, at the

best, was but little among the thousands of Judah, #Mic 5:2|,

except that it was thus honoured, was now so little as not to be

accounted one of the cities.

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