The Land Allotted West of the Jordan

1 These [are the territories] that the {Israelites} inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families of the tribes of the {Israelites} gave as an inheritance to them.

References for Joshua 14:1

    • a 14:1 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
    • b 14:1 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
      2 Their inheritance [was] by lot, just as Yahweh commanded through the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.
      3 For Moses had given [an] inheritance of [the] two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan, but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them.
      4 For the descendants of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, and they did not give a plot of ground to the Levites in the land, only cities to live [in], with their pastureland for their flocks and for their goods.

      References for Joshua 14:4

        • c 14:4 - Or "sons"
          5 Just as Yahweh commanded Moses, so the {Israelites} did; and they allotted the land.

          References for Joshua 14:5

            • d 14:5 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"

              Caleb Receives Hebron

              6 Then the descendants of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal; and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know the word that Yahweh said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea concerning you and me.

              References for Joshua 14:6

                • e 14:6 - Or "sons"
                  7 {I was forty years old} when Moses Yahweh's servant sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I returned {with an honest report}.

                  References for Joshua 14:7

                    • f 14:7 - Literally "I [was] a son of forty year[s]"
                    • g 14:7 - Literally "with a word just as [was] with my heart"
                      8 My companions who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt, but I remained true to Yahweh my God.

                      References for Joshua 14:8

                        • h 14:8 - Hebrew "heart"
                          9 And Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land that your foot has trodden on will be an inheritance to you and your sons forever, because you remained true to Yahweh my God.'
                          10 So then, look, Yahweh has kept me alive just as he promised these forty-five years, from the time that Yahweh spoke this word to Moses while Israel {wandered} in the wilderness. Now look, today {I am eighty-five years old}.

                          References for Joshua 14:10

                            • i 14:10 - Hebrew "year"
                            • j 14:10 - Literally "went"
                            • k 14:10 - Literally "I [am] a son of eighty-five year[s]"
                              11 Today I am still strong, just as on the day that Moses sent me; as my strength [was] then, so now also [is] my strength for war {and for daily activities}.

                              References for Joshua 14:11

                                • l 14:11 - Literally "for going out and for coming [in]"
                                  12 So now give me this hill country that Yahweh spoke [of] on that day, for you heard on that day that the Anakites [were] there, with great and fortified cities. Perhaps Yahweh [is] with me, and I will drive them out just as Yahweh promised."

                                  References for Joshua 14:12

                                      13 And Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.
                                      14 Thus Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he remained true to Yahweh the God of Israel.
                                      15 And the name of Hebron formerly [was] Kiriath Arba; [Arba was] the greatest person among the Anakites. And the land rested from war.

                                      References for Joshua 14:15

                                        • n 14:15 - Or "the city of Arba"