And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subduedbefore them.
And there remained among the children of Israelseventribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.3
And Joshuasaid unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORDGod of your fathers hath given you?
Give out from among you threemen for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise , and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.
And they shall divide it into sevenparts:Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.6
Ye shall therefore describe the land into sevenparts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may castlots for you here before the LORD our God.7
But the Levites have no partamong you; for the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their inheritancebeyondJordan on the east, which Moses the servant of the LORDgave them.
And the menarose , and went away : and Joshuacharged them that went to describe the land,saying , Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here castlots for you before the LORD in Shiloh.9
And the menwent and passed through the land, and described it by cities into sevenparts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.10
And Joshuacastlots for them in Shilohbefore the LORD: and there Joshuadivided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.11
And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.12
And their border on the northside was from Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountainswestward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven.13
And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel,southward; and the borderdescended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the netherBethhoron.14
And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the seasouthward, from the hill that lieth beforeBethhoronsouthward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the westquarter.15
And the southquarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:16
And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,17
And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,18
And passed along toward the side over againstArabahanorthward, and went down unto Arabah:19
And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglahnorthward: and the outgoings of the border were at the northbayb of the saltsea at the southend of Jordan: this was the southcoast.20
And Jordan was the border of it on the eastside. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts thereof round about, according to their families.21
Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, and Bethhoglah, and the valley of Keziz,22
And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,23
And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,24
And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba;twelvecities with their villages:25Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,26
And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah,27
And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,28
And Zelah,Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem,Gibeath, and Kirjath;fourteencities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.