Joshua 14:13

13 Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance.

Joshua 14:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.
ESV
13 Then Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
NLT
13 So Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave Hebron to him as his portion of land.
MSG
13 Joshua blessed him. He gave Hebron to Caleb son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.
CSB
13 Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as an inheritance.

Joshua 14:13 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 14:13

And Joshua blessed him
By granting him his request, congratulating him upon it, and praying for and wishing him success in his attempt to drive out the giants, and possess their country:

and gave unto Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, Hebron for an inheritance;
being satisfied of the justness of his suit, of its being the will of God, and the order of Moses, that he should have this for an inheritance, which he had heard himself, had knowledge of, and well remembered: this is to be understood not of the city of Hebron itself, for that was given to the Levites, and was a city of refuge, but the country round about in the fields and villages annexed to it, as appears from ( Joshua 21:12 ) .

Joshua 14:13 In-Context

11 I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then.
12 Now give me this hill country that the LORD promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the LORD helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.”
13 Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance.
14 So Hebron has belonged to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite ever since, because he followed the LORD, the God of Israel, wholeheartedly.
15 (Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba after Arba, who was the greatest man among the Anakites.) Then the land had rest from war.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Joshua 22:6,7
  • 2. 1 Samuel 25:3; 1 Samuel 30:14
  • 3. S Genesis 23:19; S Joshua 10:36
  • 4. Judges 1:20; 1 Chronicles 6:56