Joshua 13:7

7 and divide it as an inheritance among the nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh.”

Joshua 13:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
ESV
7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh."
NLT
7 Include all this territory as Israel’s possession when you divide this land among the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh.”
MSG
7 Do it now: Allot this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh." Land East of the Jordan
CSB
7 Therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh."

Joshua 13:7 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 13:7

Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance
Having the command and authority of God for it, he was to set about it at once, with all diligence and application:

unto the nine tribes:
of Judah, Simeon, Benjamin, Dan, Ephraim, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, and Naphtali, in which order they are placed, when the Lord gave to Moses the names of the men that should divide the land under Eleazar and Joshua, ( Numbers 34:16-28 ) ;

and the half tribe of Manasseh;
that half which had no inheritance on the other side Jordan, and for which a prince of the children of Joseph was appointed to divide, ( Numbers 34:23 ) .

Joshua 13:7 In-Context

5 the area of Byblos; and all Lebanon to the east, from Baal Gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo Hamath.
6 “As for all the inhabitants of the mountain regions from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, that is, all the Sidonians, I myself will drive them out before the Israelites. Be sure to allocate this land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have instructed you,
7 and divide it as an inheritance among the nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh.”
8 The other half of Manasseh, the Reubenites and the Gadites had received the inheritance that Moses had given them east of the Jordan, as he, the servant of the LORD, had assigned it to them.
9 It extended from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the middle of the gorge, and included the whole plateau of Medeba as far as Dibon,

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Joshua 11:23; Psalms 78:55