The lot for the tribe of the children of Yehudah according to their families was to the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Tzin southward, at the uttermost part of the south.
Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward;
and it went out southward of the ascent of `Akrabbim, and passed along to Tzin, and went up by the south of Kadesh-Barnea, and passed along by Hetzron, and went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka;
and it passed along to `Atzmon, and went out at the brook of Mitzrayim; and the goings out of the border were at the sea: this shall be your south border.
The east border was the Salt Sea, even to the end of the Yarden. The border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Yarden;
and the border went up to Beit-Hoglah, and passed along by the north of Beit-Ha`aravah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Re'uven;
and the border went up to Devir from the valley of `Akhor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the river; and the border passed along to the waters of `En-Shemesh, and the goings out of it were at `En-Rogel;
and the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the side of the Yevusi southward (the same is Yerushalayim); and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the uttermost part of the valley of Refa'im northward;
and the border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nefto'ach, and went out to the cities of Mount `Efron; and the border extended to Ba`alah (the same is Kiryat-Ye`arim);
and the border turned about from Ba`alah westward to Mount Se`ir, and passed along to the side of Mount Ye`arim on the north (the same is Kesalon), and went down to Beit-Shemesh, and passed along by Timnah;
and the border went out to the side of `Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikron, and passed along to Mount Ba`alah, and went out at Yavne'el; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
The west border was to the great sea, and the border [of it]. This is the border of the children of Yehudah round about according to their families.
To Kalev the son of Yefunneh he gave a portion among the children of Yehudah, according to the mitzvah of the LORD to Yehoshua, even Kiryat-Arba, [which Arba was] the father of `Anak (the same is Hevron).
Kalev drove out there the three sons of `Anak: Sheshai, and Achiman, and Talmai, the children of `Anak.
He went up there against the inhabitants of Devir: now the name of Devir before was Kiryat-Sefer.
Kalev said, He who strikes Kiryat-Sefer, and takes it, to him will I give `Akhsah my daughter as wife.
`Otni'el the son of Kenaz, the brother of Kalev, took it: and he gave him `Akhsah his daughter as wife.
It happened, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her donkey; and Kalev said, What would you?
She said, Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Yehudah according to their families.
The uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Yehudah toward the border of Edom in the South were Kavtz'el, and `Eder, and Yagur,
and Kinah, and Dimonah, and `Ad`adah,
and Kedesh, and Hatzor, and Yitnan,
Zif, and Telem, and Be`alot,
and Hazor, Hadattah, and Keriot, and Hetzron (the same is Hatzor),
Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
and Hatzar-Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beit-Pelet,
and Hatzar-Shu`al, and Be'er-Sheva, and Bizyotyah,
Ba`alah, and `Iyim, and `Etzem,
and Eltolad, and Kesil, and Hormah,
and Tziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
and Leva'ot, and Shilchim, and `Ayin, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.
In the lowland, Eshta'ol, and Tzor`ah, and Ashnah,
and Zanoach, and `En-Gannim, Tappuach, and `Enam,
Yarmut, and `Adullam, Sokho, and `Azeka,
and Sha`arayim, and `Aditayim, and Gederah, and Gederotayim; fourteen cities with their villages.
Tzenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad,
and Dil`an, and Mitzpeh, and Yokte'el,
Lakhish, and Botzkat, and `Eglon,
and Kabbon, and Lachmas, and Kitlish,
and Kederot, Beit-Dagon, and Na`amah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.
Livna, and `Eter, and `Ashan,
and Yiftach, and Ashnah, and Netziv,
and Ke`ilah, and Akhziv, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
`Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
from `Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
Ashdod, its towns and its villages; `Aza, its towns and its villages; to the brook of Mitzrayim, and the great sea, and the border [of it].
In the hill-country, Shamir, and Yattir, and Sokho,
and Dannah, and Kiryat-Sannah (the same is Devir),
and `Anav, and Eshtemoh, and `Anim,
and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
Arav, and Dumah, and Esh`an,
and Yanus, and Beit-Tappuach, and Afekah,
and Humtah, and Kiryat-Arba (the same is Hevron), and Tzi`or; nine cities with their villages.
Ma`on, Karmel, and Zif, and Yutah,
and Yizre`el, and Yokde`am, and Zanoach,
Kayin, Gevah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
Halchul, Beit-Tzur, and Gedor,
and Ma`arat, and Beit-`Anot, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.
Kiryat-Ba`al (the same is Kiryat-Ye`arim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
In the wilderness, Beit-Ha`aravah, Middin, and Sekhakhah,
and Nivshan, and the `Ir-Hamelach, and `En-Gedi; six cities with their villages.
As for the Yevusi, the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, the children of Yehudah couldn't drive them out: but the Yevusi dwell with the children of Yehudah at Yerushalayim to this day.