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Joshua 15:1-12 (New International Version)

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Allotment for Judah

15:15-19pp -- Jdg 1:11-15

1 The allotment for the tribe of Judah, clan by clan, extended down to the territory of Edom,1 to the Desert of Zin2 in the extreme south.3 2 Their southern boundary started from the bay at the southern end of the Salt Sea,a4 3 crossed south of Scorpionb Pass,5 continued on to Zin and went over to the south of Kadesh Barnea.6 Then it ran past Hezron up to Addar and curved around to Karka. 4 It then passed along to Azmon7 and joined the Wadi of Egypt,8 ending at the sea. This is theirc southern boundary. 5 The eastern boundary9 is the Salt Sea10 as far as the mouth of the Jordan. The northern boundary11 started from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan, 6 went up to Beth Hoglah12 and continued north of Beth Arabah13 to the Stone of Bohan14 son of Reuben. 7 The boundary then went up to Debir15 from the Valley of Achor16 and turned north to Gilgal,17 which faces the Pass of Adummim south of the gorge. It continued along to the waters of En Shemesh18 and came out at En Rogel.19 8 Then it ran up the Valley of Ben Hinnom20 along the southern slope of the Jebusite21 city (that is, Jerusalem22). From there it climbed to the top of the hill west of the Hinnom Valley23 at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim.24 9 From the hilltop the boundary headed toward the spring of the waters of Nephtoah,25 came out at the towns of Mount Ephron and went down toward Baalah26 (that is, Kiriath Jearim).27 10 Then it curved westward from Baalah28 to Mount Seir,29 ran along the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Kesalon), continued down to Beth Shemesh30 and crossed to Timnah.31 11 It went to the northern slope of Ekron,32 turned toward Shikkeron, passed along to Mount Baalah33 and reached Jabneel.34 The boundary ended at the sea. 12 The western boundary is the coastline of the Great Sea.d35 These are the boundaries around the people of Judah by their clans.
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