Joshua 16 NIV

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

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    • a 16:1 - "Jordan of Jericho" was possibly an ancient name for the Jordan River.
      2 It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz3),b crossed over to the territory of the Arkites4 in Ataroth,5

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        • b 16:2 - Septuagint; Hebrew "Bethel to Luz"
          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.

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          4 So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance.8

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          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

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          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.

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          7 Then it went down from Janoah13 to Ataroth14 and Naarah, touched Jericho and came out at the Jordan.

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              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.

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              9 It also included all the towns and their villages that were set aside for the Ephraimites within the inheritance of the Manassites.17

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              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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