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, awere allottedGilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war.
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 malebdescendants of Manasseh the son of Joseph according to their families.
However, 2Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, hadnosons, onlydaughters ; and these are the names of his daughters : Mahlah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.
They camenearbeforeEleazar the priest and beforeJoshua the son of Nun and before the leaders, saying, "The LORDcommandedMoses to give us an inheritanceamong our brothers." So 3according to the ccommand of the LORD he gave them an inheritanceamong their father'sbrothers.
Thus there felltenportions to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan,
6because the daughters of Manassehreceived an inheritanceamong his sons. And the 4land of Gileadbelonged to the rest of the sons of Manasseh.
The border of Manassehdran from Asher to Michmethathwhich was east of Shechem ; then the borderwentesouthward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
The land of Tappuahbelonged to Manasseh, but 5Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the sons of Ephraim.
The 6borderwentdown to the fbrook of Kanah, southward of the gbrook (thesecities belonged to Ephraimamong the cities of Manasseh ), and the border of Manasseh was on the northside of the hbrook and iit ended at the sea.
The southside belonged to Ephraim and the northside to Manasseh, and the sea was jtheir border ; and they reached to Asher on the north and to Issachar on the east.
In Issachar and in Asher, 7ManassehhadBeth-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.
129But the sons of Manassehcould not takepossession of thesecities, because the Canaanitespersisted in living in that land.
It came about when the sons of Israelbecamestrong, 10they put the Canaanites to forcedlabor, but they did not kdrive them out completely.
Then the 11sons of Josephspoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me only onelot and oneportion for an inheritance, since I am a numerouspeoplewhom the LORD has thusfarblessed ?"
15Joshuasaid to them, "If you are a numerouspeople, golup to the forest and mclear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hillcountry of Ephraim is too narrow for you."
The sons of Josephsaid, "The hillcountry is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the valleyland have 12chariots of iron, both those who are in Beth-shean and its towns and those who are in the valley of Jezreel."
17Joshuaspoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, "You are a numerouspeople and have greatpower ; you shall not haveonelot only,
but the hillcountry shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall nclear it, and to its ofarthestborders it shall be yours; for you shall pdrive out the Canaanites, eventhough they have 13chariots of iron and though they are strong."