Thus says the Lord God: These are the boundaries by which you shall divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions.
You shall divide it equally; I swore to give it to your ancestors, and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance.
This shall be the boundary of the land: On the north side, from the Great Sea by way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, and on to Zedad, a16
Berothah, Sibraim (which lies between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran.
So the boundary shall run from the sea to Hazar-enon, which is north of the border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the north. b This shall be the north side.
On the east side, between Hauran and Damascus; along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel; to the eastern sea and as far as Tamar. c This shall be the east side.
On the south side, it shall run from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribath-kadesh, from there along the Wadi of Egypt d to the Great Sea. This shall be the south side.
On the west side, the Great Sea shall be the boundary to a point opposite Lebo-hamath. This shall be the west side.
So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel.
You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who reside among you and have begotten children among you. They shall be to you as citizens of Israel; with you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
In whatever tribe aliens reside, there you shall assign them their inheritance, says the Lord God.
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