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The Allotment of Simeon

19 The second allotment fell[a] for Simeon, for the tribe of the descendants[b] of Simeon, according to their families. And their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the descendants[c] of Judah. And they had as their inheritance Beersheba, Sheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem, Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah, Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages. Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages, and all the villages that were around these towns up to Baalat-Beor, Ramath of the Negev.[d] This was the inheritance of the tribe of the descendants[e] of Simeon according to their families. Part of the portion allotted to the descendants[f] of Judah became the inheritance of the descendants[g] of Simeon because the portion for the descendants[h] of Judah was too large for them,[i] so the descendants[j] of Simeon inherited from their inheritance.

The Allotment of Zebulun

10 The third allotment came up for the descendants[k] of Zebulun according to their families. The border of their inheritance went up to Sarid. 11 Their border goes up to the west, to Maralah; it touches[l] Dabbesheth, then the wadi[m] that is opposite Jokneam. 12 It turns from Sarid to the east to the sunrise, to the border of Kislot-Tabor; it continues to Daberath and goes up to Japhia. 13 From there it passes along to the east toward the sunrise, to Gath Hepher and to Eth Kazin, and continuing to Rimmon, it turns to Neah; 14 it changes direction from the north of Hannathon, and it ends[n] at the valley of Yiptah-El; 15 Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem; twelve cities and their villages. 16 This is the inheritance of the descendants[o] of Zebulun according to their families, these cities and their villages.

The Allotment of Issachar

17 The fourth allotment fell[p] for Issachar, for the descendants[q] of Issachar, according to their families. 18 Their border went to Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem, 19 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 20 Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21 Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah, and Beth Pazzez; 22 and the border touches Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth Shemesh. Its border ends[r] at the Jordan; sixteen cities and their villages. 23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the descendants[s] of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.

The Allotment of Asher

24 The fifth allotment fell[t] for the tribe of the descendants[u] of Asher according to their families. 25 Their border was Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph, 26 Allamelech, Amad, and Mishal; it touches Carmel to the west, and Shihor-Libnat. 27 Then it turns eastward[v] to Beth-dagon and touches Zebulun and the valley of Yiptah-El to the north[w] to Beth Emeck and Neiel; it continues to Cabul from the north, 28 and Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah up to Great Sidon; 29 then the border turns to Ramah, and up to the fortified city of Tyre, where the border turns to Hosah; it ends[x] at the sea, from Hebel to Aczib. 30 Included were Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob; twenty-two cities and their villages. 31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the descendants[y] of Asher according to their families, these cities and their villages.

The Allotment of Naphtali

32 The sixth allotment fell[z] for the children of Naphtali, for the children of Naphtali according to their families. 33 Their border was from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim, Adami Nekeb, Jabneel, up to Lakkum; it ends[aa] at the Jordan; 34 then the border turns to the west, to Aznoth Tabor, and continues from there to Hukok, and it touches[ab] Zebulun on the south, Asher on the west, and Judah on the east[ac] at the Jordan. 35 The fortified cities[ad] are Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth, 36 Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37 Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor, 38 Yiron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth-anath, Beth Shemesh; nineteen cities and their villages. 39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.

The Allotment of Dan

40 The seventh lot fell[ae] for the tribe of the descendants[af] of Dan according to their families. 41 The border of their inheritance was 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, Rakkon, with the border opposite Joppa. 47 The border of the descendants[ag] of Dan continued beyond them,[ah] because the descendants[ai] of Dan went up and fought with Lesham, and they captured and struck it with the edge of the sword,[aj] and they took possession of it and settled in it; and they called Leshem Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor.[ak] 48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the descendants[al] of Dan according to their families, these cities and their villages.

The Allotment Is Completed

49 They finished assigning the land according to its borders, and the Israelites[am] gave an inheritance from among them to Joshua son of Nun. 50 According to the commandment of Yahweh,[an] they gave him the city that he requested, Timnath Serah, in the hill country of Ephraim, and he rebuilt the city and settled[ao] in it. 51 These are the inheritances that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families of the tribes, distributed by allotment to the Israelites,[ap] at Shiloh before Yahweh[aq] at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And they finished dividing the land.


  1. Joshua 19:1 Literally “went out”
  2. Joshua 19:1 Or “sons”
  3. Joshua 19:1 Or “sons”
  4. Joshua 19:8 An arid region south of the Judaean hills
  5. Joshua 19:8 Or “sons”
  6. Joshua 19:9 Or “sons”
  7. Joshua 19:9 Or “sons”
  8. Joshua 19:9 Or “sons”
  9. Joshua 19:9 Literally “large from them”
  10. Joshua 19:9 Or “sons”
  11. Joshua 19:10 Or “sons”
  12. Joshua 19:11 Or “reaches to”
  13. Joshua 19:11 A valley that is dry most of the year, but contains a stream during the rainy season
  14. Joshua 19:14 Literally “the goings out of it were”
  15. Joshua 19:16 Or “sons”
  16. Joshua 19:17 Literally “came out”
  17. Joshua 19:17 Or “sons”
  18. Joshua 19:22 Literally “the goings out of their border were”
  19. Joshua 19:23 Or “sons”
  20. Joshua 19:24 Literally “came out”
  21. Joshua 19:24 Or “sons”
  22. Joshua 19:27 Literally “to the rising of the sun”
  23. Joshua 19:27 Literally “left hand/side”
  24. Joshua 19:29 Literally “the goings out of it were”
  25. Joshua 19:31 Or “sons”
  26. Joshua 19:32 Literally “came out”
  27. Joshua 19:33 Literally “the goings out of it were”
  28. Joshua 19:34 Or “reaches to”
  29. Joshua 19:34 Literally “the rising of the sun”
  30. Joshua 19:35 Literally “the cities of fortification”
  31. Joshua 19:40 Literally “came out”
  32. Joshua 19:40 Or “sons”
  33. Joshua 19:47 Or “sons”
  34. Joshua 19:47 Literally “from them”
  35. Joshua 19:47 Or “sons”
  36. Joshua 19:47 Literally “the mouth of the sword”
  37. Joshua 19:47 Or “father”
  38. Joshua 19:48 Or “sons”
  39. Joshua 19:49 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  40. Joshua 19:50 Literally “On the mouth of Yahweh”
  41. Joshua 19:50 Or “dwelt”
  42. Joshua 19:51 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  43. Joshua 19:51 Or “in the presence of Yahweh”