Now these are the territories which the sons of Israelinherited in the land of Canaan, which1Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the ahouseholds of the tribes of the sons of Israelapportioned to them for an inheritance,
by the 2lot of their inheritance, as the LORDcommandedbthroughMoses, for the ninetribes and the half-tribe .
For 3Moses had given the inheritance of the twotribes and the half-tribebeyond the Jordan ; but 4he did not give an inheritance to the Levitesamong them.
For the sons of Joseph were twotribes, 5Manasseh and Ephraim, and they did not give a portion to the Levites in the land, exceptcities to live in, with their pasturelands for their livestock and for their property.
5Thus the sons of Israeldidjust6as the LORD had commandedMoses, and they divided the land.
Then the sons of Judahdrewnear to Joshua in Gilgal, and 7Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzitesaid to him, "You know the wordwhich the LORDspoke to Moses the man of Godconcerningcyou and me in Kadesh-barnea.
"I was fortyyearsold when 8Moses the servant of the LORDsent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I broughtwordback to him as it was in my heart.
"Nevertheless my brethrenwhowent up with me made the heart of the peopledmelt with fear ; but 9I followed the LORD my Godfully.
"So Mosesswore on that day, saying, 'Surely10the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your childrenforever , because you have followed the LORD my Godfully.'
10"Nowbehold, the LORD has let me live, just as He spoke, theseforty-fiveyears, from the time that the LORDspokethisword to Moses, whenIsraelwalked in the wilderness ; and nowbehold, I am eighty-fiveyearsoldtoday.
"11I am still as strongtoday as I was in the dayMosessent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for 12going out and coming in.
12"Now then, give me thishillcountry about which the LORDspoke on that day, for you heard on that day that 13Anakim were there, with greatfortifiedcities ; perhaps the LORD will be with me, and I will edrive them out as the LORD has spoken."
So Joshua14blessed him and 15gaveHebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
14Therefore , Hebronbecame the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizziteuntilthisday, because he followed the LORDGod of Israelfully.
Now the name of Hebron was formerlyfKiriath-arba ; for Arba was the greatestman among the Anakim. 16Then the landhadrest from war.