Joshua 16 (New International Version)

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Allotment for Ephraim and Manasseh

1 The allotment for Joseph began at the Jordan of Jericho,a east of the waters of Jericho, and went up from there through the desert1 into the hill country of Bethel.2 2 It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz3),b crossed over to the territory of the Arkites4 in Ataroth,5 3 descended westward to the territory of the Japhletites as far as the region of Lower Beth Horon6 and on to Gezer,7 ending at the sea. 4 So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance.8 5 This was the territory of Ephraim, clan by clan: The boundary of their inheritance went from Ataroth Addar9 in the east to Upper Beth Horon10 6 and continued to the sea. From Micmethath11 on the north it curved eastward to Taanath Shiloh, passing by it to Janoah12 on the east. 7 Then it went down from Janoah13 to Ataroth14 and Naarah, touched Jericho and came out at the Jordan. 8 From Tappuah15 the border went west to the Kanah Ravine16 and ended at the sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the Ephraimites, clan by clan. 9 It also included all the towns and their villages that were set aside for the Ephraimites within the inheritance of the Manassites.17 10 They did not dislodge the Canaanites living in Gezer; to this day the Canaanites live among the people of Ephraim but are required to do forced labor.18
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