Joshua 17

1 [This] was the lot for the tribe of Menashsheh; for he was the firstborn of Yosef. As for Makhir the firstborn of Menashsheh, the father of Gil`ad, because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gil`ad and Bashan.
2 So [the lot] was for the rest of the children of Menashsheh according to their families: for the children of Avi-Ezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asri'el, and for the children of Shekhem, and for the children of Hefer, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Menashsheh the son of Yosef according to their families.
3 But Tzelohchad, the son of Hefer, the son of Gil`ad, the son of Makhir, the son of Menashsheh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlach, and No`ah, Hoglah, Milkah, and Tirtzah.
4 They came near before El`azar the Kohen, and before Yehoshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, the LORD commanded Moshe to give us an inheritance among our brothers: therefore according to the mitzvah of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brothers of their father.
5 There fell ten parts to Menashsheh, besides the land of Gil`ad and Bashan, which is beyond the Yarden;
6 because the daughters of Menashsheh had an inheritance among his sons. The land of Gil`ad belonged to the rest of the sons of Menashsheh.
7 The border of Menashsheh was from Asher to Mikhmetat, which is before Shekhem; and the border went along to the right hand, to the inhabitants of `Entappu'ach.
8 The land of Tappuach belonged to Menashsheh; but Tappuach on the border of Menashsheh belonged to the children of Efrayim.
9 The border went down to the brook of Kanah, southward of the brook: these cities belonged to Efrayim among the cities of Menashsheh: and the border of Menashsheh was on the north side of the brook, and the goings out of it were at the sea:
10 southward it was Efrayim's, and northward it was Menashsheh's, and the sea was his border; and they reached to Asher on the north, and to Yissakhar on the east.
11 Menashsheh had in Yissakhar and in Asher Beit-She'an and its towns, and Yivle`am and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Ta`nakh and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, even the three heights.
12 Yet the children of Menashsheh couldn't drive out [the inhabitants of] those cities; but the Kana`anim would dwell in that land.
13 It happened, when the children of Yisra'el had grown strong, that they put the Kana`anim to forced labor, and didn't utterly drive them out.
14 The children of Yosef spoke to Yehoshua, saying, Why have you given me but one lot and one part for an inheritance, seeing I am a great people, because hitherto the LORD has blessed me?
15 Yehoshua said to them, If you are a great people, go up to the forest, and cut down for yourself there in the land of the Perizzi and of the Refa'im; since the hill-country of Efrayim is too narrow for you.
16 The children of Yosef said, The hill-country is not enough for us: and all the Kana`anim who dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are in Beit-She'an and its towns, and they who are in the valley of Yizre`el.
17 Yehoshua spoke to the house of Yosef, even to Efrayim and to Menashsheh, saying, You are a great people, and have great power; you shall not have one lot only:
18 but the hill-country shall be yours; for though it is a forest, you shall cut it down, and the goings out of it shall be your; for you shall drive out the Kana`anim, though they have chariots of iron, and though they are strong.