Numbers 34 CSB

Boundaries of the Promised Land

1 The Lord spoke to Moses,

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      2 "Command the Israelites and say to them: When you enter the land of Canaan, it will be allotted to you as an inheritancea with these borders:

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        • a 34:2 - Lit inheritance the land of Canaan
          3 Your southern side will be from the Wilderness of Zin along the boundary of Edom. Your southern border on the east will begin at the east end of the Dead Sea.
          4 Your border will turn south of the Ascent of Akrabbim,b proceed to Zin,c and end south of Kadesh-barnea. It will go to Hazar-addard and proceed to Azmon.

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            • b 34:4 - Lit of Scorpions; Jos 15:3; Jdg 1:36
            • c 34:4 - Jos 15:3
            • d 34:4 - Jos 15:3
              5 The border will turn from Azmone to the Brook of Egypt,f where it will end at the Mediterranean Sea.

              References for Numbers 34:5

                • e 34:5 - Jos 15:4
                • f 34:5 - Jos 15:4,47; Isa 27:12; Ezk 47:19
                  6 Your western border will be the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea; this will be your western border.
                  7 This will be your northern border: From the Mediterranean Sea draw a line to Mount Hor;g

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                    • g 34:7 - In Lebanon; Nm 20:22-28; 33:37-56
                      8 from Mount Hor draw a line to the entrance of Hamath,h i and the border will reach Zedad.j

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                        • h 34:8 - Or to Lebo-hamath
                        • i 34:8 - Nm 13:21; 2 Kg 14:25; 2 Ch 7:8; Ezk 48:1
                        • j 34:8 - Ezk 47:15
                          9 Then the border will go to Ziphron and end at Hazar-enan.k This will be your northern border.

                          References for Numbers 34:9

                            • k 34:9 - Nm 34:10; Ezk 47:17; 48:1
                              10 For your eastern border, draw a line from Hazar-enan to Shepham.
                              11 The border will go down from Shepham to Riblah east of Ain.l It will continue down and reach the eastern slope of the Sea of Chinnereth.m

                              References for Numbers 34:11

                                • l 34:11 - Jos 15:32
                                • m 34:11 - The Sea of Galilee; Jos 12:3; 13:27; Lk 5:1
                                  12 Then the border will go down to the Jordan and end at the Dead Sea. This will be your land [defined] by its borders on all sides."
                                  13 So Moses commanded the Israelites, "This is the land you are to receive by lot as an inheritance, which the Lord commanded to be given to the nine and a half tribes.
                                  14 For the tribe of the Reubenites and the tribe of the Gadites have received [their inheritance] according to their ancestral houses, and half the tribe of Manasseh has received its inheritance.
                                  15 The two and a half tribes have received their inheritancen across the Jordan from Jericho, eastward toward the sunrise."

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                                      Leaders for Distributing the Land

                                      16 The Lord spoke to Moses,

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                                          17 "These are the names of the men who are to distribute the land as an inheritance for you: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.
                                          18 Take one leader from each tribe to distribute the land.
                                          19 These are the names of the men: Calebo son of Jephunneh from the tribe of Judah;

                                          References for Numbers 34:19

                                            • o 34:19 - Nm 14:6,24,30,38; 26:65
                                              20 Shemuel son of Ammihud from the tribe of Simeon;
                                              21 Elidad son of Chislon from the tribe of Benjamin;
                                              22 Bukki son of Jogli, a leader from the tribe of Dan;
                                              23 from the sons of Joseph: Hanniel son of Ephod, a leader from the tribe of Manasseh,
                                              24 Kemuel son of Shiphtan, a leader from the tribe of Ephraim;
                                              25 Eli-zaphan son of Parnach, a leader from the tribe of Zebulun;
                                              26 Paltiel son of Azzan, a leader from the tribe of Issachar;
                                              27 Ahihud son of Shelomi, a leader from the tribe of Asher;
                                              28 Pedahel son of Ammihud, a leader from the tribe of Naphtali."
                                              29 These are the ones the Lord commanded to distribute the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.