Joshua 19

Territory of Simeon

1Then the second lot
Lit came out
fell to Simeon, to the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families, and their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Judah.
2So they had as their inheritance Beersheba or
In Jos.15.26, Shema
Sheba and Moladah,
3and Hazar-shual and Balah and Ezem, 4and Eltolad and Bethul and Hormah, 5and Ziklag and Beth-marcaboth and Hazar-susah, 6and Beth-lebaoth and Sharuhen; thirteen cities with their villages; 7Ain, Rimmon and Ether and Ashan; four cities with their villages; 8and all the villages which were around these cities as far as Baalath-beer, Ramah of the
I.e. South country
Negev. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families.
9The inheritance of the sons of Simeon was taken from the portion of the sons of Judah, for the share of the sons of Judah was too large for them; so the sons of Simeon received an inheritance in the midst of
Lit their
Judah’s inheritance.

Territory of Zebulun

10Now the third lot came up for the sons of Zebulun according to their families. And the territory of their inheritance was as far as Sarid. 11Then their border went up to the west and to Maralah, it then
Or reached to
touched Dabbesheth and reached to the
Or wadi
brook that is before Jokneam.
12Then it turned from Sarid to the east toward the sunrise as far as the border of Chisloth-tabor, and it proceeded to Daberath and
Lit went up
up to Japhia.
13From there it continued eastward toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and it proceeded to Rimmon
Or and is marked off
which stretches to Neah.
14The border circled around it on the north to Hannathon, and
Lit the goings out of it were
it ended at the valley of Iphtahel.
15Included also were Kattah and Nahalal and Shimron and Idalah and Bethlehem; twelve cities with their villages. 16This was the inheritance of the sons of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.

Territory of Issachar

17The fourth lot
Lit came out
fell to Issachar, to the sons of Issachar according to their families.
18Their territory was to Jezreel and included Chesulloth and k  Shunem, 19and Hapharaim and Shion and Anaharath, 20and Rabbith and Kishion and Ebez, 21and Remeth and En-gannim and En-haddah and Beth-pazzez. 22The border reached to l  Tabor and Shahazumah and Beth-shemesh, and
Lit the goings out of their border were
their border ended at the Jordan; sixteen cities with their villages.
23This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Issachar according to their families, the cities with their villages.

Territory of Asher

24Now the fifth lot
Lit came out
fell to the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families.
25Their territory was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph, 26and Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel on the west and to Shihor-libnath. 27It turned toward the
Lit sunrise
east to Beth-dagon and reached to Zebulun, and to the valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel; then it proceeded on
Lit from the left hand
north to q  Cabul,
28and Ebron and Rehob and Hammon and Kanah, as far as Great r  Sidon. 29The border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of Tyre; then the border turned to Hosah, and
Lit the goings out of it were
it ended at the sea by the region of t  Achzib.
30Included also were Ummah, and Aphek and Rehob; twenty-two cities with their villages. 31This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.

Territory of Naphtali

32The sixth lot
Lit came out
fell to the sons of Naphtali; to the sons of Naphtali according to their families.
33Their border was from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim and Adami-nekeb and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum, and
Lit the goings out of it were
it ended at the Jordan.
34Then the border turned westward to Aznoth-tabor and proceeded from there to Hukkok; and it reached to Zebulun on the south and
Or reached to
touched Asher on the west, and to Judah at the Jordan toward the
Lit sunrise
east.
35The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer and y  Hammath, Rakkath and z  Chinnereth, 36and Adamah and Ramah and Hazor, 37and Kedesh and Edrei and En-hazor, 38and Yiron and Migdal-el, Horem and Beth-anath and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages. 39This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali according to their families, the cities with their villages.

Territory of Dan

40The seventh lot
Lit came out
fell to the tribe of the sons of Dan according to their families.
41The territory of their inheritance was Zorah and Eshtaol and Ir-shemesh, 42and Shaalabbin and Aijalon and Ithlah, 43and Elon and Timnah and Ekron, 44and Eltekeh and Gibbethon and Baalath, 45and Jehud and Bene-berak and Gath-rimmon, 46and Me-jarkon and Rakkon, with the territory over against
Heb Japho
Joppa.
47The territory of the ac  sons of Dan proceeded
Lit from
beyond them; for the sons of Dan went up and fought with Leshem and captured it. Then they struck it with the edge of the sword and possessed it and
Lit dwelt
settled in it; and they called
I.e. Laish
,
ag  Leshem Dan after the name of Dan their father.
48This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.

49When they finished apportioning the land for inheritance by its borders, the sons of Israel gave an inheritance in their midst to Joshua the son of Nun. 50In accordance with the
Lit mouth
command of the  Lord they gave him the city for which he asked ai  Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim. So he built the city and
Lit dwelt
settled in it.

51 ak  These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the
Lit fathers
households of the tribes of the sons of Israel distributed by lot in Shiloh before the  Lord at the doorway of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.
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