Territory of Manasseh

1 Now this was the lot for the tribe of 1Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war.
References for Joshua 17:1
    • a 17:1 - Lit "and there was to him"
      2 So the lot was made for the rest of the sons of Manasseh according to their families: for the sons of Abiezer and for the sons of Helek and for the sons of Asriel and for the sons of Shechem and for the sons of Hepher and for the sons of Shemida; these were the male descendants of Manasseh the son of Joseph according to their families.
      References for Joshua 17:2
        • b 17:2 - Lit "sons"
          3 However, 2Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, only * daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.
          References for Joshua 17:3
          4 They came near before Eleazar the priest and before Joshua the son of Nun and before the leaders, saying, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers." So 3according to the command of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among their father's brothers.
          References for Joshua 17:4
          5 Thus there fell ten portions to Manasseh, besides * the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond * the Jordan,
          6 because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons. And the 4land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the sons of Manasseh.
          References for Joshua 17:6
          7 The border of Manasseh ran from Asher to Michmethath which was east * of Shechem; then the border went southward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
          References for Joshua 17:7
            • d 17:7 - Lit "was"
            • e 17:7 - Lit "to the right hand"
              8 The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but 5Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the sons of Ephraim.
              References for Joshua 17:8
              9 The 6border went down to the brook of Kanah, southward of the brook (these cities belonged to Ephraim among the cities of Manasseh ), and the border of Manasseh was on the north side of the brook and it ended * at the sea.
              References for Joshua 17:9
                • f 17:9 - Or "wadi"
                • g 17:9 - Or "wadi"
                • h 17:9 - Or "wadi"
                • i 17:9 - Lit "goings out of it were"
                  10 The south side belonged to Ephraim and the north side to Manasseh, and the sea was their border; and they reached to Asher on the north and to Issachar on the east.
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                      11 In Issachar and in Asher, 7Manasseh had Beth-shean and its towns and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, the third is 8Napheth.
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                      12 9But the sons of Manasseh could not take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.
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                      13 It came about when the sons of Israel became strong, 10they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not drive them out completely.
                      References for Joshua 17:13
                        • k 17:13 - Or "dispossess"
                          14 Then the 11sons of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me only one lot and one portion for an inheritance, since I am a numerous people whom the LORD has thus far blessed?"
                          References for Joshua 17:14
                          15 Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."
                          References for Joshua 17:15
                            • l 17:15 - Lit "up for yourself"
                            • m 17:15 - Lit "cut down"
                              16 The sons of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the valley land have 12chariots of iron, both those who are in Beth-shean and its towns and those who are in the valley of Jezreel."
                              References for Joshua 17:16
                              17 Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, "You are a numerous people and have great power; you shall not have one lot only,
                              18 but the hill country shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall clear it, and to its farthest borders it shall be yours; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, even though they have 13chariots of iron and though they are strong."
                              References for Joshua 17:18
                                • n 17:18 - Lit "cut it down"
                                • o 17:18 - Lit "goings out"
                                • p 17:18 - Or "dispossess"