Joshua 16

Joshua gives Ephraim and Manasseh their land

1 Joshua gave some land east of Jericho to the tribes of Joseph. Their land started at the Jordan and went through the desert into the hills of Bethel. 2 The edge of their land went from Bethel (that is, Luz) to the land of the Arkites in Ataroth. 3 Their land continued to the west, to the land of the Japhletites by lower Beth Horon. It ended near the sea, by Gezer.

16:3Verse 1. Ephraim and Manasseh are called the tribes of Joseph.

4 Joshua gave this land to Manasseh and Ephraim, the sons of Joseph. It was for them and their families.

5 Joshua gave this land to the families of Ephraim:

The edge of their land was from Ataroth Addar in the east to Beth Horon. 6 Then it continued to the west. Michmethath was north of their land. East of Michmethath, the edge of their land went past Taanath Shiloh on the east to Janoah. 7 From there it went to Ataroth and Naarah and through Jericho to the river Jordan. 8 From Tappuah, the edge of their land continued to the west to the little river Kanah. From there, it continued to the sea. Joshua gave all this land to the families of the tribe of Ephraim. 9 He also gave them some towns and villages that were in the land of Manasseh. 10 But the tribe of Ephraim did not push out the Canaanite people who lived in Gezer. Canaanite people still live there, but they have to work as slaves to the Ephraimites.