The Kings Conquered by Moses(A)

12 These are the kings of the land whom the children of Israel defeated, and whose land they possessed on the other side of the Jordan toward the rising of the sun, (B)from the River Arnon (C)to Mount Hermon, and all the eastern Jordan plain: One king was (D)Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon and ruled half of Gilead, from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, from the middle of that river, even as far as the River Jabbok, which is the border of the Ammonites, and (E)the eastern Jordan plain from the [a]Sea of Chinneroth as far as the [b]Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea), (F)the road to Beth Jeshimoth, and [c]southward below (G)the[d] slopes of Pisgah. The other king was (H)Og king of Bashan and his territory, who was of (I)the remnant of the giants, (J)who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, and reigned over (K)Mount Hermon, (L)over Salcah, over all Bashan, (M)as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and over half of Gilead to the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.

(N)These Moses the servant of the Lord and the children of Israel had conquered; and (O)Moses the servant of the Lord had given it as a possession to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh.

The Kings Conquered by Joshua

And these are the kings of the country (P)which Joshua and the children of Israel conquered on this side of the Jordan, on the west, from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon as far as [e]Mount Halak and the ascent to (Q)Seir, which Joshua (R)gave to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their divisions, (S)in the mountain country, in the lowlands, in the Jordan plain, in the slopes, in the wilderness, and in the South—(T)the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: (U)the king of Jericho, one; (V)the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one; 10 (W)the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one; 11 the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one; 12 the king of Eglon, one; (X)the king of Gezer, one; 13 (Y)the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one; 14 the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one; 15 (Z)the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one; 16 (AA)the king of Makkedah, one; (AB)the king of Bethel, one; 17 the king of Tappuah, one; (AC)the king of Hepher, one; 18 the king of Aphek, one; the king of [f]Lasharon, one; 19 the king of Madon, one; (AD)the king of Hazor, one; 20 the king of (AE)Shimron Meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one; 21 the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; 22 (AF)the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one; 23 the king of Dor in the (AG)heights of Dor, one; the king of (AH)the people of Gilgal, one; 24 the king of Tirzah, one—(AI)all the kings, thirty-one.

Remaining Land to Be Conquered

13 Now Joshua (AJ)was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed. (AK)This is the land that yet remains: (AL)all the territory of the Philistines and all (AM)that of the Geshurites, (AN)from Sihor, which is east of Egypt, as far as the border of Ekron northward (which is counted as Canaanite); the (AO)five lords of the Philistines—the Gazites, the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also (AP)the Avites; from the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians (AQ)as far as Aphek, to the border of (AR)the Amorites; the land of (AS)the [g]Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, (AT)from Baal Gad below Mount Hermon as far as the entrance to Hamath; all the inhabitants of the mountains from Lebanon as far as (AU)the [h]Brook Misrephoth, and all the Sidonians—them (AV)I will drive out from before the children of Israel; only (AW)divide[i] it by lot to Israel as an inheritance, as I have commanded you. Now therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.”

The Land Divided East of the Jordan

With the other half-tribe the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, (AX)which Moses had given them, (AY)beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the Lord had given them: from Aroer which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and the town that is in the midst of the ravine, (AZ)and all the plain of Medeba as far as Dibon; 10 (BA)all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the border of the children of Ammon; 11 (BB)Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan as far as Salcah; 12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei, who remained of (BC)the remnant of the giants; (BD)for Moses had [j]defeated and [k]cast out these.

13 Nevertheless the children of Israel (BE)did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maachathites, but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.

14 (BF)Only to the tribe of Levi he had given [l]no inheritance; the sacrifices of the Lord God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, (BG)as He said to them.

The Land of Reuben

15 (BH)And Moses had given to the tribe of the children of Reuben an inheritance according to their families. 16 Their territory was (BI)from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, (BJ)and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, (BK)and all the plain by Medeba; 17 (BL)Heshbon and all its cities that are in the plain: Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon, 18 (BM)Jahaza, Kedemoth, Mephaath, 19 (BN)Kirjathaim, (BO)Sibmah, Zereth Shahar on the mountain of the valley, 20 Beth Peor, (BP)the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth Jeshimoth— 21 (BQ)all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, (BR)whom Moses had struck (BS)with the princes of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, who were princes of Sihon dwelling in the country. 22 The children of Israel also killed with the sword (BT)Balaam the son of Beor, the [m]soothsayer, among those who were killed by them. 23 And the border of the children of Reuben was the bank of the Jordan. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and their villages.

The Land of Gad

24 (BU)Moses also had given an inheritance to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad according to their families. 25 (BV)Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, (BW)and half the land of the Ammonites as far as Aroer, which is before (BX)Rabbah, 26 and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpah and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir, 27 and in the valley (BY)Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, (BZ)Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, with the Jordan as its border, as far as the edge (CA)of the [n]Sea of Chinnereth, on the other side of the Jordan eastward. 28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and their villages.

Half the Tribe of Manasseh (East)

29 (CB)Moses also had given an inheritance to half the tribe of Manasseh; it was for half the tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families: 30 Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and (CC)all the towns of Jair which are in Bashan, sixty cities; 31 half of Gilead, and (CD)Ashtaroth and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the (CE)children of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the children of Machir according to their families.

32 These are the areas which Moses had [o]distributed as an inheritance in the plains of Moab on the other side of the Jordan, by Jericho eastward. 33 (CF)But to the tribe of Levi Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, (CG)as He had said to them.

The Land Divided West of the Jordan

14 These are the areas which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, (CH)which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel distributed as an inheritance to them. Their inheritance was (CI)by lot, as the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe. (CJ)For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe on the other side of the Jordan; but to the Levites he had given no inheritance among them. For (CK)the children of Joseph were two tribes: Manasseh and Ephraim. And they gave no part to the Levites in the land, except (CL)cities to dwell in, with their common-lands for their livestock and their property. (CM)As the Lord had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the land.

Caleb Inherits Hebron

Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the (CN)Kenizzite said to him: “You know (CO)the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning (CP)you and me in Kadesh Barnea. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord (CQ)sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart. Nevertheless (CR)my brethren who went up with me made the [p]heart of the people melt, but I wholly (CS)followed the Lord my God. So Moses swore on that day, saying, (CT)‘Surely the land (CU)where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’ 10 And now, behold, the Lord has kept me (CV)alive, (CW)as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel [q]wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 (CX)As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both (CY)for going out and for coming in. 12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how (CZ)the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. (DA)It may be that the Lord will be with me, and (DB)I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.”

13 And Joshua (DC)blessed him, (DD)and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance. 14 (DE)Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he (DF)wholly followed the Lord God of Israel. 15 And (DG)the name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim).

(DH)Then the land had rest from war.

Footnotes

  1. Joshua 12:3 Sea of Galilee
  2. Joshua 12:3 Lit. Sea of the Plain, the Dead Sea
  3. Joshua 12:3 Or Teman
  4. Joshua 12:3 Or Ashdoth Pisgah
  5. Joshua 12:7 Lit. The Bald Mountain
  6. Joshua 12:18 Or Sharon
  7. Joshua 13:5 Or Giblites
  8. Joshua 13:6 Heb. Misrephoth Maim, lit. Burnings of Water
  9. Joshua 13:6 apportion
  10. Joshua 13:12 Lit. struck
  11. Joshua 13:12 dispossessed
  12. Joshua 13:14 no land as a possession
  13. Joshua 13:22 diviner
  14. Joshua 13:27 Sea of Galilee
  15. Joshua 13:32 apportioned
  16. Joshua 14:8 courage of the people fail
  17. Joshua 14:10 Lit. walked