Numbers 34
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Israel's Borders

1The Lord told Moses 2to tell the people of Israel that their land in Canaan would have the following borders:

3The southern border will be the Zin Desert and the northwest part of Edom. This border will begin at the south end of the Dead Sea. 4It will go west from there, but will turn southward to include Scorpion Pass, the village of Zin, and the town of Kadesh-Barnea. From there, the border will continue to Hazar-Addar and on to Azmon. 5It will run along the Egyptian Gorge and end at the Mediterranean Sea.

6The western border will be the Mediterranean Sea.

7The northern border will begin at the Mediterranean, then continue eastward to Mount Hor.+ 8After that, it will run to Lebo-Hamath and across to Zedad, which is the northern edge of your land. 9From Zedad, the border will continue east to Ziphron and end at Hazar-Enan.

10The eastern border will begin at Hazar-Enan in the north, then run south to Shepham, 11and on down to Riblah on the east side of Ain. From there, it will go south to the eastern hills of Lake Galilee,+ 12then follow the Jordan River down to the north end of the Dead Sea.

The land within those four borders will belong to you.

13 Then Moses told the people, “You will receive the land inside these borders. It will be yours, but the Lord has commanded you to divide it among the nine and a half tribes. 14The tribes of Reuben, Gad, and East Manasseh have already been given their land 15across from Jericho, east of the Jordan River.”

The Leaders Who Will Divide the Land

16The Lord said to Moses, 17“Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun will divide the land for the Israelites. 18One leader from each tribe will help them, 19-28and here is the list of their names:

Caleb son of Jephunneh

from Judah,

Shemuel son of Ammihud

from Simeon,

Elidad son of Chislon

from Benjamin,

Bukki son of Jogli

from Dan,

Hanniel son of Ephod

from Manasseh,

Kemuel son of Shiphtan

from Ephraim,

Elizaphan son of Parnach

from Zebulun,

Paltiel son of Azzan

from Issachar,

Ahihud son of Shelomi

from Asher,

and Pedahel son of Ammihud

from Naphtali.”

29These are the men the Lord commanded to help Eleazar and Joshua divide the land for the Israelites.


34.7 Mount Hor: Not the same as in 33.37.
34.11 Lake Galilee: The Hebrew text has “Lake Chinnereth,” an earlier name for Lake Galilee.

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