Joshua 13 (English Standard Version)

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Land Still to Be Conquered

1 Now Joshua 1was old and advanced in years, and the LORD said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land 2to possess. 2 3This is the land that yet remains: all the 4regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Geshurites 3 (from the 5Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is counted as Canaanite; 6there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of 7the Avvim, 4 in the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the boundary of 8the Amorites, 5 and the land of the 9Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from 10Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to 11Lebo-hamath, 6 all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to 12Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians. I myself will drive 13them out from before the people of Israel. Only 14allot the land to Israel 15for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. 7 Now therefore 16divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh."

The Inheritance East of the Jordan

8 With the other half of the tribe of Manasseha the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, 17which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them: 9 18from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and 19all the tableland of Medeba as far as Dibon; 10 20and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the boundary of the Ammonites; 11 and Gilead, and the 21region of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and 22all Bashan to Salecah; 12 23all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of 24the remnant of the Rephaim); 25these Moses had struck and driven out. 13 26Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites, but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day. 14 27To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the LORD God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him. 15 And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the people of Reuben according to their clans. 16 So their territory was from Aroer, 28which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by 29Medeba; 17 with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; 30Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon, 18 31and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, 19 and 32Kiriathaim, and 33Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley, 20 and 34Beth-peor, and 35the slopes of Pisgah, and 36Beth-jeshimoth, 21 that is, 37all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, 38whom Moses defeated with 39the leaders of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land. 22 40Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain. 23 And the border of the people of Reuben was the Jordan as a boundary. This was the inheritance of the people of Reuben, according to their clans with their cities and villages. 24 Moses gave an inheritance also to the tribe of Gad, to the people of Gad, according to their clans. 25 41Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites, to Aroer, which is east of 42Rabbah, 26 and from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from 43Mahanaim to the territory of Debir,b 27 and in the valley Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, 44Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of 45Chinnereth, eastward beyond the Jordan. 28 This is the inheritance of the people of Gad according to their clans, with their cities and villages. 29 And Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh. It was allotted to the half-tribe of the people of Manasseh according to their clans. 30 Their region extended from 46Mahanaim, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all 47the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities, 31 and half Gilead, and 48Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. These were allotted to the people of 49Machir the son of Manasseh for the half of the people of Machir according to their clans. 32 These are the inheritances that Moses distributed 50in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan east of Jericho. 33 51But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the LORD God of Israel is their inheritance, 52just as he said to them.
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