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Numbers 34Modern English Version (MEV)

The Borders of Canaan

34 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Command the children of Israel, and say to them: When you are going into the land of Canaan, this is the land that will fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan with its borders.

Then your south side will be from the Wilderness of Zin along by the border of Edom, and your south border will be the end of the Dead Sea to the east. And your border will turn from the south to the Ascent of Akrabbim, and continue to Zin, and the end of it will be from the south to Kadesh Barnea. Then it will continue to Hazar Addar, and pass on to Azmon. And the border will circle around from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and the end of it will be at the Mediterranean Sea.

For the western border, you will have the Mediterranean Sea and its coastline. This will be your western border.

This will be your northern border: From the Mediterranean Sea you will mark a line to Mount Hor; from Mount Hor you will mark a line of your border to Lebo Hamath, and the limits of the border will be to Zedad. And the border will go on to Ziphron, and the limits of it will be at Hazar Enan. This will be your northern border.

10 You will mark a line for your eastern border from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 11 And the border will go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain, and the border will go down and will reach the side of the Sea of Kinnereth to the east. 12 And the border will go down to the Jordan, and the limits of it will be at the Dead Sea.

This will be your land with its borders all around.

13 Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying: This is the land which you will possess by lot, which the Lord commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe 14 because the tribe of the children of Reuben by the house of their fathers and the tribe of the children of Gad by the house of their fathers have received their inheritance, and half the tribe of Manasseh has received their inheritance. 15 The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance on this side of the Jordan near Jericho to the east, toward the sunrise.

The Leaders to Divide the Land

16 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 17 These are the names of the men who will divide the land for you: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun. 18 You will take one leader of each tribe to divide the land by inheritance. 19 These are the names of the men:

of the tribe of Judah,

Caleb the son of Jephunneh;

20 of the tribe of the children of Simeon,

Shemuel the son of Ammihud;

21 of the tribe of Benjamin,

Elidad the son of Kislon;

22 the leader of the tribe of the children of Dan,

Bukki the son of Jogli;

23 the leader of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh,

Hanniel the son of Ephod;

24 the leader of the tribe of the children of Ephraim,

Kemuel the son of Shiphtan;

25 the leader of the tribe of the children of Zebulun,

Elizaphan the son of Parnak;

26 the leader of the tribe of the children of Issachar,

Paltiel the son of Azzan;

27 the leader of the tribe of the children of Asher,

Ahihud the son of Shelomi;

28 the leader of the tribe of the children of Naphtali,

Pedahel the son of Ammihud.

29 These are the ones whom the Lord commanded to divide the inheritance among the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.

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