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Joshua 191599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

19 1 The portion of Simeon, 10 Of Zebulun, 17 Of Issachar, 24 Of Asher, 32 Of Naphtali, 40 Of Dan. 49 The possession of Joshua.

And the second lot came out to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon, according to their families: and their inheritance was in the [a]midst of the inheritance of the children of Judah.

Now they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and Sheba, and Moladah,

And Hazar Shual, and Balah, and Ezem,

And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

And Ziklag, and Beth Marcaboth, and Hazar Susah,

And Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen: thirteen cities with their villages.

Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, and Ashan: four cities with their villages.

And all the villages that were round about these cities, unto Baalath Beer, and [b]Ramah, Southward: this is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon, according to their families.

Out of the portion of the children of Judah came the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too [c]much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within their inheritance.

10 ¶ Also the third lot arose for the children of Zebulun, according to their families: and the coasts of their inheritance came to Sarid,

11 And their border goeth up [d]Westward, even to Maralah, and reacheth to Dabbasheth, and meeteth with the river that lieth before Jokneam,

12 And turneth from Sarid Eastward toward the Sun rising unto the border of Chisloth Tabor, and goeth out to Daberath, and ascendeth to Japhia,

13 And from thence goeth along Eastward toward the Sun rising to Gath Hepher, to Eth Kazin, and goeth forth to Rimmon, and turneth to Neah.

14 And this border compasseth it on the North side to Hannathon, and the ends thereof are in the valley of Jiphthah El,

15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and [e]Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun, according to their families, that is, these cities and their villages.

17 ¶ The fourth lot came out to Issachar, even for the children of Issachar, according to their families.

18 And their coast was Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,

19 And Haphraim, and Shion, and Anaharath,

20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,

21 And Remeth, and [f]En Gannim, and En Haddah, and Beth Pazzez.

22 And this coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Beth Shemesh, and the ends of their coast reach to Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.

23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families: that is, the cities and their villages.

24 ¶ Also the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.

25 And their coast was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph,

26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Mishal, and came to Carmel Westward, and to Shihor Libnath,

27 And turneth toward the Sun rising to Beth Dagon, and cometh to [g]Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthah El, toward the North side of Beth Emek, and Neiel, and goeth out on the left side of Cabul,

28 And to Ebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, unto great Sidon.

29 Then the coast turneth to Ramah and to the strong city of [h]Zor, and this border turneth to Hosah, and the ends thereof are at the Sea from Hebel to Achzib,

30 Ummah also and Aphek, and Rehob: two and twenty cities with their villages.

31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher, according to their families: that is, these cities and their villages.

32 ¶ The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even to the children of Naphtali according to their families.

33 And their coast was from [i]Heleph, and from Allon in Zaanannim, and Adami Nekeb, and Jabneel, even to Lakkum, and the ends thereof are at Jordan.

34 So this coast turneth Westward to Aznoth Tabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the South side, and goeth to Asher on the West side, and to Judah [j]by Jordan toward the sun rising.

35 And the strong cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and [k]Chinnereth,

36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor,

37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and En Hazor,

38 And Iron, and Migdal El, Horem, and Beth Anath, and Beth Shemesh: nineteen cities with their villages.

39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families: that is, the cities and their villages.

40 ¶ The seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan, according to their families.

41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir Shemesh,

42 And Shaalabbin, and Aijalon, and Jethlah,

43 And Elon, and Timnah, and Ekron,

44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,

45 And Jehud, and Bene Berak, and Gath Rimmon,

46 And Me Jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border that lieth before [l]Japho.

47 But the coast of the children of Dan fell out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to [m]fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan after the name of Dan their father.

48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families: that is, these cities and their villages.

49 ¶ When they had made an end of dividing the land by the coasts thereof, then the children of Israel gave an inheritance unto Joshua the son of Nun among them.

50 According to the word of the Lord they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnath Serah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city and dwelt therein.

51 These are the heritages which Eleazar the Priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel divided by lot in Shiloh before the Lord at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation: so they made an end of dividing the country.

Footnotes:

  1. Joshua 19:1 According to Jacob’s prophecy, that he should be scattered among the other tribes, Gen. 49:7.
  2. Joshua 19:8 Or, Ramath Negeb.
  3. Joshua 19:9 But this large portion was given them by God’s providence to declare their increase in time to come.
  4. Joshua 19:11 Meaning, toward the great Sea.
  5. Joshua 19:15 There was another Bethlehem in the tribe of Judah.
  6. Joshua 19:21 There was another city of this name in the tribe of Judah: for under divers tribes certain cities had all one name, and were distinct by the tribe only.
  7. Joshua 19:27 Joineth to the tribe of Zebulun, which lay more Eastward.
  8. Joshua 19:29 Which was Tyre, a strong city in the sea.
  9. Joshua 19:33 These cities were in the country of Zaanannim.
  10. Joshua 19:34 Or, even unto Jordan.
  11. Joshua 19:35 Of the which the lake of Gennesaret had his name.
  12. Joshua 19:46 Called Joppa.
  13. Joshua 19:47 According as Jacob had prophesied, Gen. 49:17.
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Joshua 19New International Version (NIV)

Allotment for Simeon

19 The second lot came out for the tribe of Simeon according to its clans. Their inheritance lay within the territory of Judah. It included:

Beersheba (or Sheba),[a] Moladah, Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem, Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, Ziklag, Beth Markaboth, Hazar Susah, Beth Lebaoth and Sharuhen—thirteen towns and their villages;

Ain, Rimmon, Ether and Ashan—four towns and their villages— and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath Beer (Ramah in the Negev).

This was the inheritance of the tribe of the Simeonites, according to its clans. The inheritance of the Simeonites was taken from the share of Judah, because Judah’s portion was more than they needed. So the Simeonites received their inheritance within the territory of Judah.

Allotment for Zebulun

10 The third lot came up for Zebulun according to its clans:

The boundary of their inheritance went as far as Sarid. 11 Going west it ran to Maralah, touched Dabbesheth, and extended to the ravine near Jokneam. 12 It turned east from Sarid toward the sunrise to the territory of Kisloth Tabor and went on to Daberath and up to Japhia. 13 Then it continued eastward to Gath Hepher and Eth Kazin; it came out at Rimmon and turned toward Neah. 14 There the boundary went around on the north to Hannathon and ended at the Valley of Iphtah El. 15 Included were Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah and Bethlehem. There were twelve towns and their villages.

16 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of Zebulun, according to its clans.

Allotment for Issachar

17 The fourth lot came out for Issachar according to its clans. 18 Their territory included:

Jezreel, Kesulloth, Shunem, 19 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 20 Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21 Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah and Beth Pazzez. 22 The boundary touched Tabor, Shahazumah and Beth Shemesh, and ended at the Jordan. There were sixteen towns and their villages.

23 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Issachar, according to its clans.

Allotment for Asher

24 The fifth lot came out for the tribe of Asher according to its clans. 25 Their territory included:

Helkath, Hali, Beten, Akshaph, 26 Allammelek, Amad and Mishal. On the west the boundary touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath. 27 It then turned east toward Beth Dagon, touched Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah El, and went north to Beth Emek and Neiel, passing Kabul on the left. 28 It went to Abdon,[b] Rehob, Hammon and Kanah, as far as Greater Sidon. 29 The boundary then turned back toward Ramah and went to the fortified city of Tyre, turned toward Hosah and came out at the Mediterranean Sea in the region of Akzib, 30 Ummah, Aphek and Rehob. There were twenty-two towns and their villages.

31 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Asher, according to its clans.

Allotment for Naphtali

32 The sixth lot came out for Naphtali according to its clans:

33 Their boundary went from Heleph and the large tree in Zaanannim, passing Adami Nekeb and Jabneel to Lakkum and ending at the Jordan. 34 The boundary ran west through Aznoth Tabor and came out at Hukkok. It touched Zebulun on the south, Asher on the west and the Jordan[c] on the east. 35 The fortified towns were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth, 36 Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37 Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor, 38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath and Beth Shemesh. There were nineteen towns and their villages.

39 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali, according to its clans.

Allotment for Dan

40 The seventh lot came out for the tribe of Dan according to its clans. 41 The territory of their inheritance included:

Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir Shemesh, 42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah, 43 Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 44 Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 45 Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon, 46 Me Jarkon and Rakkon, with the area facing Joppa.

47 (When the territory of the Danites was lost to them, they went up and attacked Leshem, took it, put it to the sword and occupied it. They settled in Leshem and named it Dan after their ancestor.)

48 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Dan, according to its clans.

Allotment for Joshua

49 When they had finished dividing the land into its allotted portions, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun an inheritance among them, 50 as the Lord had commanded. They gave him the town he asked for—Timnath Serah[d] in the hill country of Ephraim. And he built up the town and settled there.

51 These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel assigned by lot at Shiloh in the presence of the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And so they finished dividing the land.

Footnotes:

  1. Joshua 19:2 Or Beersheba, Sheba; 1 Chron. 4:28 does not have Sheba.
  2. Joshua 19:28 Some Hebrew manuscripts (see also 21:30); most Hebrew manuscripts Ebron
  3. Joshua 19:34 Septuagint; Hebrew west, and Judah, the Jordan,
  4. Joshua 19:50 Also known as Timnath Heres (see Judges 2:9)
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