Command the children of Israel, and say unto them
Not to fix the borders, and settle the boundaries of the land, for that is done by the Lord himself, who has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of men's habitations, and particularly of Israel, see ( Deuteronomy 32:8 ) , but to observe and take notice of the limits he had fixed, that they might know how far they were to go on every side, whom they were to drive out, and what they were to divide and inherit, and see what was their right, and preserve it from the encroachments of their neighbours, as well as observe the goodness of God unto them, in thus providing for them:
when ye come into the land of Canaan;
to take possession of it by virtue of a grant of it to them:
this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance;
it is said to "fall", because it was divided by lot, each tribe having such a part of it assigned to them, according to the lot that came up unto them: even
the land of Canaan,
with the coasts thereof; or according to its borders, which are as follow.