Joshua 18

Rest of the Land Divided

1Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at a  Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there; and the land was subdued before them.

2There remained among the sons of Israel seven tribes who had not divided their inheritance. 3So Joshua said to the sons of Israel b  How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the  Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you? 4Provide for yourselves three men from
Lit the
each tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall
Lit come
return to me.
5They shall divide it into seven portions; e  Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north. 6You shall describe the land in seven divisions, and bring the description here to me. f  I will cast lots for you here before the  Lord our God. 7“For g  the Levites have no portion among you, because the priesthood of the  Lord is
Lit his
their inheritance. Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh also have received their inheritance eastward beyond the Jordan, which Moses the servant of the  Lord gave them.”

8Then the men arose and went, and Joshua commanded those who went to describe the land, saying, “Go and walk through the land and describe it, and return to me; then I will cast lots for you here before the  Lord in i  Shiloh.” 9So the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities in seven divisions in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh. 10And j  Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the  Lord, and there Joshua divided the land to the sons of Israel according to their divisions.

The Territory of Benjamin

11Now the lot of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin came up according to their families, and the territory of their lot
Lit went out
lay between the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph.
12 l  Their border on the north side was from the Jordan, then the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward, and
Lit the goings out of it were
it ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
13From there the border continued to n  Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south of o  lower Beth-horon. 14The border extended from there and turned round on the west side southward, from the hill which lies before Beth-horon southward; and
Lit the goings out of it were
it ended at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), a city of the sons of Judah. This was the west side.
15Then the q  south side was from the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the border went westward and went to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah. 16The border went down to the edge of the hill which is in the r  valley of Ben-hinnom, which is in the valley of Rephaim northward; and it went down to the valley of Hinnom, to the slope of the Jebusite southward, and went down to En-rogel. 17It extended northward and went to En-shemesh and went to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, and it went down to the s  stone of Bohan the son of Reuben. 18It continued to the side in front of the Arabah northward and went down to the Arabah. 19The border continued to the side of Beth-hoglah northward; and the
Lit goings out of the border were
border ended at the north bay of the Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jordan. This was the south border.
20Moreover, the Jordan was its border on the east side. This was the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin, according to their families and according to its borders all around.

21Now the cities of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz, 22and Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel, 23and Avvim and Parah and Ophrah, 24and Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and u  Geba; twelve cities with their villages. 25Gibeon and Ramah and Beeroth, 26and Mizpeh and Chephirah and Mozah, 27and Rekem and Irpeel and Taralah, 28and v  Zelah, Haeleph and the Jebusite (that is, Jerusalem), Gibeah, Kiriath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the w  sons of Benjamin according to their families.
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