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Joshua 15 (English Standard Version)

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The Allotment for Judah

1 The allotment for the tribe of the people of Judah according to their clans reached southward 1to the boundary of Edom, to 2the wilderness of Zin at the farthest south. 2 And their south boundary ran from the end of the 3Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward. 3 It goes out southward of 4the ascent of Akrabbim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Kadesh-barnea, along by Hezron, up to Addar, turns about to Karka, 4 passes along to Azmon, goes out by 5the Brook of Egypt, and comes to its end at the sea. This shall be your south boundary. 5 And the east boundary is the 6Salt Sea, to the mouth of the Jordan. And the boundary on the north side runs from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan. 6 And the boundary goes up to 7Beth-hoglah and passes along north of 8Beth-arabah. And the boundary goes up to 9the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben. 7 And the boundary goes up to Debir from 10the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite 11the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the valley. And the boundary passes along to the waters of 12En-shemesh and ends at 13En-rogel. 8 Then the boundary goes up by 14the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jebusite (15that is, Jerusalem). And the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the Valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the Valley 16of Rephaim. 9 Then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain 17to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and from there to the cities of Mount Ephron. Then the boundary bends around to Baalah (18that is, Kiriath-jearim). 10 And the boundary circles west of Baalah to Mount Seir, passes along to the northern shoulder of Mount Jearim (that is, Chesalon), and goes down to 19Beth-shemesh and passes along by 20Timnah. 11 The boundary goes out 21to the shoulder of the hill north of Ekron, then the boundary bends around to Shikkeron and passes along to Mount 22Baalah and goes out to Jabneel. Then the boundary comes to an end at the sea. 12 And the west boundary was 23the Great Sea with its coastline. This is the boundary around the people of Judah according to their clans. 13 According to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the people of Judah, 24Kiriath-arba, that is, 25Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak). 14 And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak, 26Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the descendants of Anak. 15 And he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir. 27Now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher. 16 And Caleb said, "Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife." 17 28And Othniel the son of Kenaz, 29the brother of Caleb, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. 18 When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field. And she got off her donkey, and Caleb said to her, "What do you want?" 19 She said to him, "Give me a blessing. Since you have given me the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water." And he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. 20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Judah according to their clans. 21 The cities belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme south, toward the boundary of Edom, were Kabzeel, 30Eder, Jagur, 22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah, 23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan, 24 31Ziph, Telem, Bealoth, 25 Hazor-hadattah, Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor), 26 Amam, Shema, Moladah, 27 Hazar-gaddah, Heshmon, Beth-pelet, 28 Hazar-shual, 32Beersheba, Biziothiah, 29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem, 30 Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah, 31 33Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah, 32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine cities with their villages. 33 And in the lowland, 34Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, 34 Zanoah, En-gannim, Tappuah, Enam, 35 35Jarmuth, 36Adullam, 37Socoh, 38Azekah, 36 Shaaraim, Adithaim, Gederah, Gederothaim: fourteen cities with their villages. 37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal-gad, 38 Dilean, Mizpeh, Joktheel, 39 39Lachish, Bozkath, 40Eglon, 40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish, 41 Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and 41Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages. 42 42Libnah, Ether, Ashan, 43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib, 44 43Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages. 45 44Ekron, with its towns and its villages; 46 from Ekron to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages. 47 45Ashdod, its towns and its villages; 46Gaza, its towns and its villages; to 47the Brook of Egypt, and 48the Great Sea with its coastline. 48 And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh, 49 Dannah, Kiriath-sannah (49that is, Debir), 50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim, 51 50Goshen, Holon, and 51Giloh: eleven cities with their villages. 52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan, 53 Janim, Beth-tappuah, Aphekah, 54 Humtah, 52Kiriath-arba (that is, 53Hebron), and Zior: nine cities with their villages. 55 54Maon, 55Carmel, 56Ziph, Juttah, 56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah, 57 Kain, Gibeah, and 57Timnah: ten cities with their villages. 58 Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor, 59 Maarath, Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities with their villages. 60 58Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah: two cities with their villages. 61 In the wilderness, 59Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah, 62 Nibshan, the City of Salt, and 60Engedi: six cities with their villages. 63 But the 61Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, 62the people of Judah could not drive out, 63so the Jebusites dwell with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.
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