Then the children of Judahcame unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezitesaid unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORDsaid unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.7Fortyyearsold was I when Moses the servant of the LORDsent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him wordagain as it was in mine heart.8
Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the peoplemelt : but I whollyfollowed the LORD my God.9
And Mosessware on that day,saying , Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children'sforever, because thou hast whollyfollowed the LORD my God.10
And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive , as he said , these forty and fiveyears, even since the LORDspake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israelwandereda in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this dayfourscore and fiveyearsold.11
As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Mosessent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out , and to come in .
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORDspake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced : if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out , as the LORDsaid .
And Joshuablessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of JephunnehHebron for an inheritance.14Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he whollyfollowed the LORDGod of Israel.15
And the name of Hebronbefore was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a greatman among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.