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Joshua 19

Joshua gives land to Simeon

1 The second lot showed that the next part of the land was for the tribe of Simeon. Joshua gave their families some of the land that he had given to Judah. 2 It included:

Beersheba (or Sheba), Moladah, 3 Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem, 4 Eltolad, Bethul and Hormah. 5 And Joshua gave them Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah, 6 Beth Lebaoth and Sharuhen. These were 13 towns and their villages. 7 He gave them 4 more towns and their villages. These were Ain, Rimmon, Ether and Ashan. 8 This included all the villages near them as far as Baalath Beer (Ramah in the Negev).

This is the land that Joshua gave to the families of the tribe of Simeon. 9 He took Simeon's land from Judah's land. Judah did not need all the land that Joshua had given to them. So the tribe of Simeon lived inside the land that Joshua had given to Judah.

19:9Verse 9. Simeon was the smallest tribe.

Joshua gives land to Zebulun

10 The lot showed that the next part of the land was for Zebulun. The edge of it went as far as Sarid. 11 Then it went west to Maralah, touched Dabbesheth, and went to the valley near Jokneam. 12 From Sarid, the edge of their land went east to the land of Kisloth Tabor. Then it went to Daberath and up to Japhia. 13 It continued east to Gath Hepher and Eth Kazin. It went on to Rimmon, and turned to go to Neah. 14 The edge went north to Hannathon and stopped at the valley of Iphtah El. 15 Twelve (12) towns and their villages were in this part of the land. They were Kattah, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah and Bethlehem.

16 Joshua gave these towns and their villages to families of the tribe of Zebulun.

Joshua gives land to Issachar

17 The lot showed Joshua that the next part of the land was for Issachar's families. 18 Their land included Jezreel, Kesulloth, Shunem, 19 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 20 Rabbith, Kishion and Ebez. 21 And it included Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah and Beth Pazzez. 22 The edge of their land touched Tabor, Shahazumah and Beth Shemesh and ended at the river Jordan. Joshua gave them 16 towns and their villages.

23 Joshua gave these towns and their villages to the families of the tribe of Issachar.

Joshua gives land to Asher

24 The next lot showed Joshua the land that he must give to Asher's families. 25 This is the land that he gave them:

Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph, 26 Allammelech, Amad and Mishal. The edge of the land on the west touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath. 27 Then it went east towards Beth Dagon, to touch Zebulun and the valley of Iphtah El. Then the edge of their land went north to Beth Emek and Neiel. It passed the left side of Cabul. 28 It went to Abdon, Rehob, Hammon and Kanah, as far as Sidon. 29 Then the edge went back towards Ramah to the strong city of Tyre. Then it turned to Hosah and ended at the sea near Aczib, 30 Ummah, Aphek and Rehob. Joshua gave them 22 towns and their villages.

31 These towns and villages Joshua gave to the families of Asher's tribe.

Joshua gives land to Naphtali

32 Joshua gave the land chosen by the 6th lot to Naphtali's families:

33 The edge of their land went from Heleph and the big tree in Zaanannim past Adami Nekeb and Jabneel to Lakkum. It ended at the river Jordan. 34 Another edge went west through Aznoth Tabor to Hukkok. It touched Zebulun on its south side, Asher on its west and the Jordan on its east side. 35 The land contained the strong cities Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath and Kinnereth. 36 And Joshua gave them Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37 Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor, 38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath and Beth Shemesh. He gave them 19 towns and their villages.

39 Joshua gave these towns and villages to the families of Naphtali.

Joshua gives land to the tribe of Dan

40 The next lot showed Joshua the land to give to Dan's families. 41 This is the land that he gave them:

It included Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir Shemesh, 42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah, 43 Elon, Timnah and Ekron. 44 And he gave them Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 45 Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon, 46 Me Jarkon and Rakkon, with land in front of Joppa.

47 (But the people of Dan could not take their land, so they went to attack Leshem. They took it and killed its people and lived there themselves. They called the city Dan, after their father.)

48 Joshua gave these towns and their villages to the families of Dan's tribe.

The Israelites give land to Joshua

49 When Joshua had given all the tribes their land, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun his own land. 50 This is what the LORD had told them to do. He asked for the town Timnah Serah in the hills of Ephraim. And they gave it to him. He built up the town and went to live there.

51 This is the list of all the lands that they gave to each tribe. The lots showed Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the leaders which land was for each tribe. They did this by the tent of meeting, in front of the LORD. So they finished giving each tribe a part of the land.