Joshua 131Now Joshua was old and advanced in years; and the LORD said to him, Thou art old and advanced in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed. ▼
▼to...: Heb. to possess it2This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri, 3From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even to the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites: 4From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites: ▼
▼Mearah: or, the cave5And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon to the entrance into Hamath. 6And the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot to the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee. 7Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh, 8With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them; 9From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba to Dibon; 10And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon; 11And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salcah; 12All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out. 13Nevertheless the children of Israel drove not out the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day. 14Only to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as he said to them. 15And Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families. 16And their land was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba; 17Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon ▼
▼Bamothbaal...: or, the high places of Baal, and house of Baalmeon18And Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, 19And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley, 20And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth, ▼
▼Ashdothpisgah: or, springs of Pisgah, or, the hill21And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, who were chiefs of Sihon, dwelling in the country. 22Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them. ▼
▼soothsayer: or, diviner23And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and its border. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their families, the cities and their villages. 24And Moses gave inheritance to the tribe of Gad, even to the children of Gad according to their families. 25And their land was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah; 26And from Heshbon to Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir; 27And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and its border, even to the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side of Jordan eastward. 28This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their villages. 29And Moses gave inheritance to the half tribe of Manasseh: and this was the possession of the half tribe of the children of Manasseh by their families. 30And their land was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities: 31And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, went to the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of Machir by their families. 32These are the countries which Moses distributed for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side of Jordan, by Jericho, eastward. 33But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance: the LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said to them.
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