together with all the villages round about these cities as far as Ba'alath-beer, Ramah of the Negeb. This was the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon according to its families.
The inheritance of the tribe of Simeon formed part of the territory of Judah; because the portion of the tribe of Judah was too large for them, the tribe of Simeon obtained an inheritance in the midst of their inheritance.
The third lot came up for the tribe of Zeb'ulun, according to its families. And the territory of its inheritance reached as far as Sarid;
then its boundary goes up westward, and on to Mar'eal, and touches Dab'besheth, then the brook which is east of Jok'ne-am;
from Sarid it goes in the other direction eastward toward the sunrise to the boundary of Chis'loth-ta'bor; thence it goes to Dab'erath, then up to Japhi'a;
from there it passes along on the east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and going on to Rimmon it bends toward Ne'ah;
then on the north the boundary turns about to Han'nathon, and it ends at the valley of Iph'tahel;
and Kattath, Nahal'al, Shimron, I'dalah, and Bethlehem--twelve cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of Zeb'ulun, according to its families--these cities with their villages.
The fourth lot came out for Is'sachar, for the tribe of Is'sachar, according to its families.
Its territory included Jezreel, Chesul'loth, Shunem,
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