Now 1the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their familiesareached the 2border of Edom, southward to the 3wilderness of Zin at the extremesouth.
Their southborder was from the lower end of the SaltSea, from the bay that turns to the south.
Then it proceededsouthward to the ascent of Akrabbim and continued to Zin, then went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea and continued to Hezron, and went up to Addar and turnedabout to Karka.
It 4continued to Azmon and proceeded to the b5brook of Egypt, and the cborderended at the sea. This shall be your southborder.
The 6eastborder was the SaltSea, as far as the dmouth of the Jordan. And the 7border of the northside was from the bay of the sea at the emouth of the Jordan.
Then the borderwent up to Beth-hoglah, and continued on the north of Beth-arabah, and the borderwent up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
The borderwent up to Debir from 8the valley of Achor, and turnednorthwardtowardGilgalwhich is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the valley; and the bordercontinued to the waters of En-shemesh and fit ended at En-rogel.
Then the borderwent up the valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the 9Jebusite on the south (that is, Jerusalem ); and the borderwent up to the top of the mountainwhich is before the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim toward the north.
From the top of the mountain the bordercurved to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah and proceeded to the cities of MountEphron, then the bordercurved to 10Baalah (that is, 11Kiriath-jearim ).
The borderturnedabout from Baalahwestward to MountSeir, and continued to the slope of MountJearim on the north (that is, Chesalon ), and wentdown to Beth-shemesh and continuedthrough12Timnah.
The borderproceeded to the side of Ekronnorthward. Then the bordercurved to Shikkeron and continued to MountBaalah and proceeded to Jabneel, and the gborderended at the sea.
The westborder was 13at the GreatSea, even its hcoastline. This is the borderaround the sons of Judah according to their families.
Now 14he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion15among the sons of Judah, according to the icommand of the LORD to Joshua, namely, jKiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron ).
1416Calebkdrove out from there the three17sons of Anak: Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak.
Then 18he went up from thereagainst the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debirformerly was Kiriath-sepher.
And Calebsaid, "The one wholattacksKiriath-sepher and captures it, mI will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife."
1719Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it; so he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife.
1820It came about that when she came to him, she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. So she alighted from the donkey, and Calebsaid to her, "What do you want?"
Then she said, "Give me a blessing; since you have given me the land of the nNegev, give me also springs of water." So he gave her the uppersprings and the lowersprings.
20This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families.
Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judahtoward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel and 21Eder and Jagur,
and Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah,
and Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan,
24Ziph and Telem and Bealoth,
and Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor ),
26Amam and Shema and Moladah,
and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Beth-pelet,
and Hazar-shual and 22Beersheba and Biziothiah,
29Baalah and Iim and Ezem,
and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah,
and 23Ziklag and Madmannah and Sansannah,
and Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon; in all, twenty-ninecities with their villages.
In the lowland: 24Eshtaol and Zorah and Ashnah,
and Zanoah and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam,
35Jarmuth and 25Adullam, Socoh and Azekah,
and Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim; fourteencities with their villages.
37Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad,
and Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel,
3926Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon,
and Cabbon and Lahmas and Chitlish,
and Gederoth, Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah; sixteencities with their villages.
42Libnah and Ether and Ashan,
and Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib,
and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah; ninecities with their villages.
45Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the oside of Ashdod, with their villages.
47Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; as far as 27the pbrook of Egypt and the GreatSea, even its qcoastline.
In the hillcountry: Shamir and Jattir and Socoh,
and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir ),
and Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim,
and Goshen and Holon and Giloh; elevencities with their villages.
52Arab and Dumah and Eshan,
and Janum and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah,
and Humtah and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron ), and Zior; ninecities with their villages.
55Maon, Carmel and Ziph and Juttah,
and Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah,
57Kain, Gibeah and Timnah; tencities with their villages.
58Halhul, Beth-zur and Gedor,
and Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon; sixcities with their villages.
60Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim ), and Rabbah; twocities with their villages.
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,
and Nibshan and the City of Salt and Engedi; sixcities with their villages.
Now as for the 28Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judahcould not rdrive them out; so the Jebusiteslive with the sons of Judah at Jerusalemuntilthisday.