Joshua 13:16

16 The territory from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the middle of the gorge, and the whole plateau past Medeba

Joshua 13:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba;
ESV
16 So their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Medeba;
NLT
16 Their territory extended from Aroer on the edge of the Arnon Gorge (including the town in the middle of the gorge) to the plain beyond Medeba.
MSG
16 the land from Aroer at the edge of the Arnon Gorge and the town in the middle of the valley, including the tableland around Medeba;
CSB
16 this as their territory: From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Valley, along with the city in the middle of the valley, to the whole plateau as far as Medeba,

Joshua 13:16 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 13:16

And their coast was from Aroer that [is] on the bank of the
river Arnon
As the country of Sihon is described, ( Joshua 13:9 ) ; from whence it appears that it was his country which was given to Reuben, though not all of it:

and the city that [is] in the midst of the river;
(See Gill on Joshua 13:9);

and all the plain by Medeba;
which reached unto Dibon, ( Joshua 13:9 ) .

Joshua 13:16 In-Context

14 But to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance, since the food offerings presented to the LORD, the God of Israel, are their inheritance, as he promised them.
15 This is what Moses had given to the tribe of Reuben, according to its clans:
16 The territory from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the middle of the gorge, and the whole plateau past Medeba
17 to Heshbon and all its towns on the plateau, including Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon,
18 Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S ver 9; Joshua 12:2; 1 Samuel 30:28
  • 2. S Numbers 21:30; Isaiah 15:2