Joshua 19:17-51 NIV

Allotment for Issachar

17 The fourth lot came out for Issachar,1 clan by clan.

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18 Their territory included: Jezreel,2 Kesulloth, Shunem,3

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19 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath,
20 Rabbith, Kishion,4 Ebez,

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21 Remeth, En Gannim,5 En Haddah and Beth Pazzez.

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22 The boundary touched Tabor,6 Shahazumah and Beth Shemesh,7 and ended at the Jordan. There were sixteen towns and their villages.

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23 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Issachar,8 clan by clan.9

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Allotment for Asher

24 The fifth lot came out for the tribe of Asher,10 clan by clan.

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25 Their territory included: Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph,11

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26 Allammelech, Amad and Mishal.12 On the west the boundary touched Carmel13 and Shihor Libnath.

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27 It then turned east toward Beth Dagon,14 touched Zebulun15 and the Valley of Iphtah El,16 and went north to Beth Emek and Neiel, passing Cabul17 on the left.

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      28 It went to Abdon,a18 Rehob,19 Hammon20 and Kanah,21 as far as Greater Sidon.22

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        • b 19:28 - Some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Joshua 21:30); most Hebrew manuscripts "Ebron"
          29 The boundary then turned back toward Ramah23 and went to the fortified city of Tyre,24 turned toward Hosah and came out at the sea25 in the region of Aczib,26

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          30 Ummah, Aphek27 and Rehob.28 There were twenty-two towns and their villages.

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              31 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Asher,29 clan by clan.

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              Allotment for Naphtali

              32 The sixth lot came out for Naphtali, clan by clan:

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                  33 Their boundary went from Heleph and the large tree in Zaanannim,30 passing Adami Nekeb and Jabneel31 to Lakkum and ending at the Jordan.

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                  34 The boundary ran west through Aznoth Tabor and came out at Hukkok.32 It touched Zebulun33 on the south, Asher on the west and the Jordanb on the east.

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                    • c 19:34 - Septuagint; Hebrew "west, and Judah, the Jordan,"
                      35 The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath,34 Rakkath, Kinnereth,35

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                      36 Adamah, Ramah,36 Hazor,37

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                      37 Kedesh,38 Edrei,39 En Hazor,

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                      38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath40 and Beth Shemesh.41 There were nineteen towns and their villages.

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                      39 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali, clan by clan.42

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                      Allotment for Dan

                      40 The seventh lot came out for the tribe of Dan, clan by clan.

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                          41 The territory of their inheritance included: Zorah, Eshtaol,43 Ir Shemesh,

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                          42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon,44 Ithlah,

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                          43 Elon, Timnah,45 Ekron,46

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                          44 Eltekeh, Gibbethon,47 Baalath,48

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                          45 Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon,49

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                          46 Me Jarkon and Rakkon, with the area facing Joppa.50

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                          47 (But the Danites had difficulty taking possession of their territory,51 so they went up and attacked Leshem52, took it, put it to the sword and occupied it. They settled in Leshem and named53 it Dan after their forefather.)54

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                          48 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Dan,55 clan by clan.

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                          Allotment for Joshua

                          49 When they had finished dividing the land into its allotted portions, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun an inheritance among them,

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                              50 as the LORD had commanded. They gave him the town he asked for--Timnath Serahc56 in the hill country of Ephraim. And he built up the town and settled there.

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                                • d 19:50 - Also known as "Timnath Heres" (see Judges 2:9)
                                  51 These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel assigned by lot at Shiloh in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. And so they finished dividing57 the land.58

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