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Joshua 15 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The families of the tribe of Judah received a part of the land described as follows: The land reached south to the southernmost point of the wilderness of Zin, at the border of Edom. 1 The allotment for the tribe of Judah, clan by clan, extended down to the territory of Edom, to the Desert of Zin in the extreme south.
2 This southern border ran from the south end of the Dead Sea, 2 Their southern boundary started from the bay at the southern end of the Salt Sea,
3 went southward from the Akrabbim Pass and on to Zin. It ran south of Kadesh Barnea, past Hezron and up to Addar, turned toward Karka, 3 crossed south of Scorpion Pass, continued on to Zin and went over to the south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it ran past Hezron up to Addar and curved around to Karka.
4 went on to Azmon, and followed the stream on the border of Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, where the border ended. That was the southern border of Judah. 4 It then passed along to Azmon and joined the Wadi of Egypt, ending at the sea. This is their southern boundary.
5 The eastern border was the Dead Sea, all the way up to the inlet where the Jordan empties into it. The northern border began there, 5 The eastern boundary is the Salt Sea as far as the mouth of the Jordan. The northern boundary started from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan,
6 extended up to Beth Hoglah, and went north of the ridge overlooking the Jordan Valley. Then it went up to the Stone of Bohan (Bohan was a son of Reuben), 6 went up to Beth Hoglah and continued north of Beth Arabah to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben.
7 from Trouble Valley up to Debir, and then turned north toward Gilgal, which faces Adummim Pass on the south side of the valley. It then went on to the springs of Enshemesh, out to Enrogel, 7 The boundary then went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor and turned north to Gilgal, which faces the Pass of Adummim south of the gorge. It continued along to the waters of En Shemesh and came out at En Rogel.
8 and up through Hinnom Valley on the south side of the hill where the Jebusite city of Jerusalem was located. The border then proceeded up to the top of the hill on the west side of Hinnom Valley, at the northern end of Rephaim Valley. 8 Then it ran up the Valley of Ben Hinnom along the southern slope of the Jebusite city (that is, Jerusalem). From there it climbed to the top of the hill west of the Hinnom Valley at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim.
9 From there it went to the Springs of Nephtoah and out to the cities near Mount Ephron. There it turned toward Baalah (or Kiriath Jearim), 9 From the hilltop the boundary headed toward the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, came out at the towns of Mount Ephron and went down toward Baalah (that is, Kiriath Jearim).
10 where it circled west of Baalah toward the hill country of Edom, went on the north side of Mount Jearim (or Chesalon), down to Beth Shemesh, and on past Timnah. 10 Then it curved westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, ran along the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Kesalon), continued down to Beth Shemesh and crossed to Timnah.
11 The border then went out to the hill north of Ekron, turned toward Shikkeron, past Mount Baalah, and on to Jamnia. It ended at the Mediterranean Sea, 11 It went to the northern slope of Ekron, turned toward Shikkeron, passed along to Mount Baalah and reached Jabneel. The boundary ended at the sea.
12 which formed the western border. Within these borders lived the people of the families of Judah. 12 The western boundary is the coastline of the Great Sea. These are the boundaries around the people of Judah by their clans.
13 As the Lord commanded Joshua, part of the territory of Judah was given to Caleb son of Jephunneh, from the tribe of Judah. He received Hebron, the city belonging to Arba, father of Anak. 13 In accordance with the LORD's command to him, Joshua gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh a portion in Judah--Kiriath Arba, that is, Hebron. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)
14 Caleb drove the descendants of Anak out of the city - the clans of Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai. 14 From Hebron Caleb drove out the three Anakites--Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai--descendants of Anak.
15 From there he went to attack the people living in Debir. (This city used to be called Kiriath Sepher.) 15 From there he marched against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).
16 Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Achsah in marriage to the man who succeeds in capturing Kiriath Sepher." 16 And Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher."
17 Othniel, the son of Caleb's brother Kenaz, captured the city, so Caleb gave him his daughter Achsah in marriage. 17 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.
18 On the wedding day Othniel urged her to ask her father for a field. She got down from her donkey, and Caleb asked her what she wanted. 18 One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, "What can I do for you?"
19 She answered, "I want some water holes. The land you have given me is in the dry country." So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs. 19 She replied, "Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water." So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
20 This is the land that the families of the tribe of Judah received as their possession. 20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Judah, clan by clan:
21 The cities farthest south that belonged to them, those that were near the border of Edom, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur, 21 The southernmost towns of the tribe of Judah in the Negev toward the boundary of Edom were: Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,
22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah, 22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,
23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan, 23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,
24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth, 24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,
25 Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (or Hazor), 25 Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (that is, Hazor),
26 Amam, Shema, Moladah, 26 Amam, Shema, Moladah,
27 Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Bethpelet, 27 Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Beth Pelet,
28 Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah, 28 Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah,
29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem, 29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem,
30 Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah, 30 Eltolad, Kesil, Hormah,
31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah, 31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,
32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: twenty-nine cities in all, along with the towns around them. 32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain and Rimmon--a total of twenty-nine towns and their villages.
33 The cities in the foothills were Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, 33 In the western foothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
34 Zanoah, Engannim, Tappuah, Enam, 34 Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,
35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah, 35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah,
36 Shaaraim, Adithaim, Gederah, and Gederothaim: fourteen cities, along with the towns around them. 36 Shaaraim, Adithaim and Gederah (or Gederothaim)--fourteen towns and their villages.
37 There were also Zenan, Hadashah, Migdalgad, 37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad,
38 Dilean, Mizpah, Joktheel, 38 Dilean, Mizpah, Joktheel,
39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, 39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,
40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish, 40 Cabbon, Lahmas, Kitlish,
41 Gederoth, Bethdagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities, along with the towns around them. 41 Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah and Makkedah--sixteen towns and their villages.
42 There were also Libnah, Ether, Ashan, 42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib, 43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities, along with the towns around them. 44 Keilah, Aczib and Mareshah--nine towns and their villages.
45 There was Ekron with its towns and villages, 45 Ekron, with its surrounding settlements and villages;
46 and all the cities and towns near Ashdod, from Ekron to the Mediterranean Sea. 46 west of Ekron, all that were in the vicinity of Ashdod, together with their villages;
47 There were Ashdod and Gaza, with their towns and villages, reaching to the stream on the border of Egypt and the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. 47 Ashdod, its surrounding settlements and villages; and Gaza, its settlements and villages, as far as the Wadi of Egypt and the coastline of the Great Sea.
48 In the hill country there were Shamir, Jattir, Socoh, 48 In the hill country: Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,
49 Dannah, Kiriath Sepher (or Debir), 49 Dannah, Kiriath Sannah (that is, Debir),
50 Anab, Eshtemoa, Anim, 50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,
51 Goshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities, along with the towns around them. 51 Goshen, Holon and Giloh--eleven towns and their villages.
52 There were Arab, Dumah, Eshan, 52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan,
53 Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah, 53 Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah,
54 Humtah, Hebron, and Zior: nine cities, along with the towns around them. 54 Humtah, Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) and Zior--nine towns and their villages.
55 There were Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, 55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,
56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah, 56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities, along with the towns around them. 57 Kain, Gibeah and Timnah--ten towns and their villages.
58 There were Halhul, Bethzur, Gedor, 58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,
59 Maarath, Bethanoth, and Eltekon: six cities, along with the towns around them. 59 Maarath, Beth Anoth and Eltekon--six towns and their villages.
60 There were Kiriath Baal (or Kiriath Jearim) and Rabbah: two cities, along with the towns around them. 60 Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim) and Rabbah--two towns and their villages.
61 In the desert there were Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah, 61 In the desert: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,
62 Nibshan, Salt City, and Engedi: six cities, along with the towns around them. 62 Nibshan, the City of Salt and En Gedi--six towns and their villages.
63 But the people of Judah were not able to drive out the Jebusites, who lived in Jerusalem. The Jebusites still live there with the people of Judah. 63 Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the people of Judah.