Then the wholecongregation of the sons of Israelassembled themselves at 1Shiloh, and set up the tent of meetingthere; and the land was subduedbefore them.
There remained among the sons of Israelseventribeswho had not divided their inheritance.
So Joshuasaid to the sons of Israel, "2Howlong will you putoffentering to takepossession of the landwhich the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?
4"Provide for yourselves threemen from aeach tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall breturn to me.
"They shall divide it into sevenportions; 3Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north.
"You shall describe the land in sevendivisions, and bring the description here to me. 4I will castlots for you herebefore the LORD our God.
"For 5the Leviteshavenoportionamong you, because the priesthood of the LORD is ctheir inheritance. Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh also have received their inheritanceeastwardbeyond the Jordan, whichMoses the servant of the LORDgave them."
Then the menarose and went, and Joshuacommanded those who went to describe the land, saying, "Go and walk through the land and describe it, and return to me; then I will castlots for you herebefore the LORD in 6Shiloh."
So the menwent and passed through the land, and described it by cities in sevendivisions in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.
And 7Joshuacastlots for them in Shilohbefore the LORD, and thereJoshuadivided the land to the sons of Israel according to their divisions.
Now the lot of the tribe of the sons of Benjamincame up according to their families, and the territory of their lotdlaybetween the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph.
128Their border on the northside was from the Jordan, then the borderwent up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hillcountrywestward, and eit ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
From there the bordercontinued to 9Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel ) southward; and the borderwentdown to Ataroth-addar, near the hillwhich lies on the south of 10lowerBeth-horon.
The borderextended from there and turnedround on the westsidesouthward, from the hillwhich lies beforeBeth-horonsouthward; and fit ended at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim ), a city of the sons of Judah. This was the westside.
Then the 11southside was from the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the borderwentwestward and went to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah.
The borderwentdown to the edge of the hillwhich is in the 12valley of Ben-hinnom , which is in the valley of Rephaimnorthward; and it wentdown to the valley of Hinnom, to the slope of the Jebusitesouthward, and wentdown to En-rogel.
It extendednorthward and went to En-shemesh and went to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, and it wentdown to the 13stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
It continued to the side in front of the Arabahnorthward and wentdown to the Arabah.
The bordercontinued to the side of Beth-hoglahnorthward; and the gborderended at the northbay of the SaltSea, at the southend of the Jordan. This was the southborder.
Moreover, the Jordan was its border on the eastside. This was the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin, according to their families and according to its bordersallaround.
Now the cities of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz ,
and Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel,
and Avvim and Parah and Ophrah,
and Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and 14Geba; twelvecities with their villages.
25Gibeon and Ramah and Beeroth,
and Mizpeh and Chephirah and Mozah,
and Rekem and Irpeel and Taralah,
and 15Zelah, Haeleph and the Jebusite (that is, Jerusalem ), Gibeah, Kiriath; fourteencities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the 16sons of Benjamin according to their families.