Joshua 19
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Simeon’s Inheritance

1The second lot came out for Simeon, for the tribe of his descendants by their clans, but their inheritance was within the portion of Judah’s descendants. 2Their inheritance included:

Beer-sheba (or Shebaa), Moladah, 3Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem, 4Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah, 6Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen — 13 cities, with their villages; 7Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan — four cities, with their villages; 8and all the villages surrounding these cities as far as Baalath-beer (Ramah of the southb).

This was the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon’s descendants by their clans. 9The inheritance of Simeon’s descendants was within the territory of Judah’s descendants, because the share for Judah’s descendants was too large for them. So Simeon’s descendants received an inheritance within Judah’s portion.

Zebulun’s Inheritance

10The third lot came up for Zebulun’s descendants by their clans.

The territory of their inheritance stretched as far as Sarid; 11their border went up westward to Maralah, reached Dabbesheth, and met the brook east of Jokneam. 12From Sarid, it turned east toward the sunrise along the border of Chisloth-tabor, went to Daberath, and went up to Japhia. 13From there, it went east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher and to Eth-kazin; it extended to Rimmon, curving around to Neah. 14The border then circled around Neah on the north to Hannathon and ended at the Valley of Iphtah-el, 15along with Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem — 12 cities, with their villages.

16This was the inheritance of Zebulun’s descendants by their clans, these cities, with their villages.

Issachar’s Inheritance

17The fourth lot came out for the tribe of Issachar’s descendants by their clans.

18Their territory went to Jezreel, and included Chesulloth, Shunem,c 19Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 20Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21Remeth, En-gannim, En-haddah, Beth-pazzez. 22The border reached Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh, and ended at the Jordan — 16 cities, with their villages.

23This was the inheritance of the tribe of Issachar’s descendants by their clans, the cities, with their villages.

Asher’s Inheritance

24The fifth lot came out for the tribe of Asher’s descendants by their clans.

25Their boundary included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph, 26Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal and reached westward to Carmel and Shihor-libnath. 27It turned eastward to Beth-dagon, passed Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah-el, north toward Beth-emek and Neiel, and went north to Cabul,d 28Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, as far as Great Sidon. 29The boundary then turned to Ramah as far as the fortified city of Tyre; it turned back to Hosah and ended at the sea, including Mahalab, Achzib,e 30Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob — 22 cities, with their villages.

31This was the inheritance of the tribe of Asher’s descendants by their clans, these cities with their villages.

Naphtali’s Inheritance

32The sixth lot came out for Naphtali’s descendants by their clans.

33Their boundary went from Heleph and from the oak in Zaanannim, including Adami-nekeb and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum, and ended at the Jordan. 34To the west, the boundary turned to Aznoth-tabor and went from there to Hukkok, reaching Zebulun on the south, Asher on the west, and Judahf at the Jordan on the east. 35The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,g 36Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor, 38Iron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh — 19 cities, with their villages.

39This was the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali’s descendants by their clans, the cities with their villages.

Dan’s Inheritance

40The seventh lot came out for the Danite tribe by its clans.

41The territory of their inheritance included Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir-shemesh, 42Shaalabbin, Aijalon,h Ithlah, 43Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 44Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 45Jehud, Bene-berak, Gath-rimmon, 46Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the territory facing Joppa.i

47When the territory of the Danites slipped out of their control,j they went up and fought against Leshem, captured it, and struck it down with the sword. So they took possession of it, lived there, and renamed Leshem afterk their ancestor Dan.l 48This was the inheritance of the Danite tribe by its clans, these cities with their villages.

Joshua’s Inheritance

49When they had finished distributing the land into its territories, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun an inheritance among them. 50By the LORD’s command, they gave him the city Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim,m which he requested. He rebuilt the city and lived in it.

51These were the portions that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families distributed to the Israelite tribes by lot at Shiloh in the LORD’s presence at the entrance to the tent of meeting.n So they finished dividing up the land.

a. 19:2 1Ch 4:28
b. 19:8 Or the Negev
c. 19:18 1Sm 28:4
d. 19:27 1Kg 9:13
e. 19:29 Or sea, in the region of Achzib
f. 19:34 LXX omits Judah
g. 19:35 A town near the Sea of Galilee
h. 19:42 Jdg 1:35
i. 19:46 2 Ch 2:16; Ezr 3:7
j. 19:47 Lit territory of the sons of Dan went out from them
k. 19:47 Lit and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of
l. 19:47 Jdg 1:34,35; 18:1
m. 19:50 Jos 24:30
n. 19:51 Jos 14:1
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